BANGOR – Howard C. Pervear, 84, died May 4, 2008, at a Bangor health care facility. He was born Aug. 5, 1923, in North Brooklin, son of Howard C. and Edna (Allen) Pervear Sr. Howard Sr. worked as caretaker at E. B. White’s nearby farm. Howard Jr. graduated from Brooklin High School in 1941. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942, serving on the aircraft carrier WASP in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. He met Virginia Clark of Rhode Island on a blind date and they married in 1946 after his discharge. He worked as a pipe fitter in Bridgeport, Conn., where they lived in nearby Fairfield, Conn., for 57 years and raised three children. He was a very talented and constantly busy handyman even into his later years. If it were made of wood, he could make or refinish it. All of his children and many of his friends have a “Howard original” in their homes. If it leaked, he could fix it. If the house needed new radiators, he could install them. The kids needed new bedrooms? He built them. He loved to grow his own veg-etables and work on his beautiful green lawn. There were many memorable picnics where he grilled for guests and family on the outdoor fieldstone “kitchen” that he had built. He was famous for his rotisserie chicken, stuffed mushrooms and Sunday roast beef with Yorkshire pudding. He loved to be outside so much, that even during thunderstorms, “nature boy” would be out in the garden shed smoking his cigar. While in North Brooklin every summer, he enjoyed digging clams, raking berries, mackerel fishing, and drying and eating dried fish. He was lifelong Red Sox fan, instilling that fanaticism in his kids and grandkids. He also enjoyed local Little League games whenever he could find them. Howie was very social, loved to laugh and never tired of playing cribbage. He moved to Country Villa, Bangor, after his wife Virginia passed away in 2003, where he lived until his hospitalization in March of this year. He is survived by his son, Richard C. Pervear of North Brooklin; daughters, Corinne L. Ness and husband, Peter, of Levant and Denise P. Lord of Ellington, Conn.; grandchildren, Jennifer Mayhew of Levant, Jeffrey Mayhew of Glenburn and Colin Lord of Ellington, Conn.; great-grand-son, Quintin Mayhew of Glenburn; brother, George G. Pervear and wife, Helen, of Stonington; and sister, Betty Ann Williams and husband, Burton, of Frankfort. He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia; and brother, John A. Pervear. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Jordan-Fernald, 141 South St., Blue Hill. Feel free to bring your favorite pictures of Howie to the service. Interment will be at Mount Ephraim Cemetery, North Brooklin. Contributions in Howard’s memory may be made to Brooklin Keeping Society, of which he was a member, P.O. Box 171, Brooklin, ME 04616. Condolences may be expressed at