DEER ISLE – Harry R. Vickerson Jr., 83, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at a Deer Isle healthcare facility. He was born Oct. 24, 1921, in Brockton, Mass. the son of Harry R. and Carrie (Rich) Vickerson Sr. Harry moved to Portland as a young child and graduated from Emerson Grammar School and attended Portland High School. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, 160th Company at Bridgton. Harry served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Campaign and participated in the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. After the war, he worked 34 years as a floor moulder at the Portland Stove Foundry before he retired. In retirement he worked as a truck driver for two years for Martin’s Enterprises. He lived most of his life in Portland and many summers and retirement years in Gray on Little Sebago Lake. He was a member of the International Moulders and Foundry Workers Union and a 50 year member of the American Legion. Harry was also a member of the First Congregational Church of Gray. He enjoyed animals, both wild and domestic, and took every opportunity to see or read about them. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Anne J. (Greeley) Vickerson in 1997; and his grandson, Adam J. Vickerson in 1995; four brothers, Arthur Rich, Ernest Christakos, Carl Vickerson, and Walden Vickerson. He is survived by his son, Harry R. Vickerson III and his wife, Norma, of Deer Isle; a daughter, Carol Keller and her husband, William, of Windham; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren, 22 great-stepgrandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends are invited to visit with the family 2-4 p.m. Sunday, at the Wilson Funeral Home, Route 26, Gray, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Douglas Hedstrom officiating. Private interment will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Falmouth. Gifts in memory of Harry may be made to the Tsunami Victims through a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Bragdon-Kelley-Campbell Funeral Home, Stonington.