BURNHAM – Howard I. Libby Jr., 95, of North Main Street, Burnham, died peacefully Saturday, July 1, 2006, at the home of his grandson, Brian Libby in Farmington. He was born Jan. 9, 1911, in Burnham, the son of Howard Isaac and Mildred Doe Libby. He graduated from Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield in 1928 and from Colby College in 1933, and later earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Maine. He taught school in several Maine communities and later served as superintendent of schools in Newport, South Berwick, and South Paris. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Oxford Hills School District and served as its first superintendent. He was active in state and national education associations, regional, state and national school superintendents associations, and for many years was active in Rotary International. In 1967, he retired, returned to Burnham and began a second career as a part-time salesman of children’s books. He married Meda Sanborn, of Burnham, Oct. 6, 1934, who survives him. Howard was the proud recipient of Burnham’s Boston Post Cane. He enjoyed his garden, his tree farm, playing pool and an almost daily game of Scrabble with Meda, his wife for more than 71 years. For several decades, Howard kept daily diaries which chronicled a life well lived. He is also survived by two sons, Gerald Libby and his wife, Patricia, of Farmington and Stephen and his wife, Anne I., of East Lyme, Conn.; a son-in-law, David Howarth of Berwick; and seven grandchildren, Ricky Howarth of Berwick, Dan Howarth and his wife, Gretchen, of Sewell, N.J., Virginia Steves and her husband, John, of North Berwick, Kevin Libby and his wife, Beth, of Nashua, N.H., Brian Libby and his wife, Julie, of Farmington, Jeffrey Libby and his wife, Reba, of Auburn, Mass. and Laurie Elwell and her husband, Jonathan, of Richmond, Va.; a granddaughter-in-law, Beth Ann Howarth of Berwick; 13 great-grand-children and two great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Judith in 2005; and by two grandchildren, Michael Howarth in 1961 and Timothy Howarth in 1997; and his three brothers, Donald, Lloyd and Glendon. A visiting hour will be held 1-2 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at the Shorey Funeral Chapel, 35 Hartland Ave., Pittsfield, where a memorial service will be held 2 p.m. A graveside committal service will be held immediately after at the Village Cemetery, Burnham. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to American Lung Association of Maine, 122 State St., Augusta, ME 04330 or Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04243-0819. Arrangements entrusted to Donald H. Shorey Funeral Chapel, 35 Hartland Ave., Pittsfield.