BREWER – John Clinton Carpenter Sr., 95, beloved husband of Alice M. Carpenter, passed away Dec. 30, 2006. He was born Nov. 6, 1911, in Brewer, the son of Martin L. and Mabel (Leathers) Carpenter. John graduated from Brewer High School in 1929 and continued his education at Beal Business College. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Navy from 1943 to 1945. He was a corpsman with the Fleet Hospital No. 111 in the Pacific Theater and was stationed on the island of Guam. John worked for 27 years for the U.S. postal service, starting as a railway mail clerk on trains running to Boston, Van Buren and Calais. He retired from the Bangor Post Office in 1988. As an avid outdoorsman, John enjoyed hunting, boating, camping and fishing, and was an honorary member of the Veazie, Penobscot and Eddington Salmon Clubs. He was also a past member of the Brewer Historical Society. He greatly enjoyed taking pictures and his life was well documented through his photography. He was also a great storyteller and was always ready to share his wisdom, a bit of history or an adventure with you. John was a faithful member of the Brewer United Methodist Church, which he joined in 1921, at age 10. As a member for 85 years, he earned the distinction of being a member of the congregation longer than any other member of the church. John lived his life serving others. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife, Alice, with whom he shared 70 wonderful years; his sons, John Carpenter Jr. and his wife, Barbara, of Bangor, Stephen Carpenter and his wife, Katherine, of Winterport; grandchildren, Paul Travis Jr. and his wife, Brenda, Peter Travis, Timothy Travis and his wife, Virginia, Joanie Pooler and her husband, David Pooler, Erin Gagnon and her husband, Matthew Gagnon; great-grandchildren, Justin Travis, Heaven Rogerson and Michael Travis; a sister, Thelma Murray. He was predeceased by his daughter, Sandra Travis in 2000; son-in-law, Paul Travis Sr. in 2003; and also a sister, Irene Morrill. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Brewer, with the Rev. Dr. George E. Curtis, presiding. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Brewer. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in John’s memory to the Brewer Methodist Church. Arrangements by Kiley Funeral Home, 69 State St., Brewer.