ELLSWORTH and ORANGE CITY, Fla. – Donald R. Ganong, D.O., 77, former resident of Ellsworth, died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Fla. Dr. Ganong was born in Cambridge, New Brunswick, Sept. 7, 1926. He served in the U.S. Navy during the final years of World War II. He graduated from Purdue University in 1948 with a B.S. in Pharmacy and received his D.O. from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1954. He moved to Ellsworth with his wife, Joy, in 1955 and established a medical practice as a general practitioner. He was well-respected in the community and known to all as a good, old-fashioned country doctor. He also served as County Medical Examiner and was active in local politics and environmental issues. He was an active member of the Ellsworth United Baptist Church. In 1977, he left private practice and relocated to Richmond, Va., where he served for 15 years as Chief Medical Officer at the Richmond Military Entrance Processing Station. Dr. Ganong retired in 1992, at which time he and Joy moved to Orange City, Fla. They were active members of the First Baptist Church of Orange City. He was predeceased by his wife, Joy; and two sisters, Betty Bartlett and Laura Jacobson. He is survived by his brother, Bert Ferris; and sister, Jean Young, both of Fredericton, New Brunswick; four sons, Stephen of Charlottesville, Va., Barry of Millerton, Pa., Kevin of Jonesboro, Ark., and Christopher of Orange City, Fla.; and eight grandchildren, Drew, Libby, Carissa, April, Joel, Anna, Abby and Rachel. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the United Baptist Church of Ellsworth.