MARSH MACBURNIE LOANE GUILFORD – Marsh Mac-Burnie Loane, 83, passed away peacefully Dec. 21, 2006, at a health care fac-ility in Palmdale, Calif., after a lengthy illness. Marsh was born March 29, 1923, in Guilford, to Bertrand and Helen (Marsh) Loane of Fort Fairfield. He lived his early years in Fort Fairfield until the passing of his parents. Then his grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Ralph H. Marsh, and his aunt, Alice Marsh of Guilford, raised him. He graduated from Guilford High School in 1941 and attended Hebron Academy and also the University of Maine. Marsh was a veteran of World War II, serving as a tech sergeant in the Army Quartermaster Corps, of both the European and Pacific theaters. He became a lieutenant in the National Guard, after which Northrop Corp. of California employed him for 38 years. He traveled world wide as a field service engineer and instructor of the drone aircraft for the company. Marsh was a member of the Odd Fellows and Mount Kineo Masonic Lodge No. 109, both of Guilford and was also a 32nd Degree Shriner through the Isis Masonic Lodge, Salinas, Kan. His hobbies were playing his theater organ and being a Ham Radio operator. He loved talking with old and new friends over the ham radio. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Foltz Fitzpatrick Loane, with whom he enjoyed 37 years of married life together, making their retirement home in Palmdale, Calif. He is also survived by his daughter, Marsha Loane Hansen and her husband, David, of Greenville; stepsons, Larry Fitzpatrick and Michael Fitzpatrick, both of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Brian Fitzpatrick, of Seattle, Wash., Bill Fitzpatrick and his wife, Michele, of Las Vegas; a stepdaughter, Kathy Fitzpatrick Newholm and her husband, Danny, of Palmdale, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Loane Buzzell and her husband, Sidney, of Bangor and Alice Loane Johnson and her husband, Richard, of Wallingford, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. Marsh was predeceased by his first wife, Sally French Loane of Guilford, in 1964. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Crosby & Neal, 21 Oak St., Guilford, with a time for remembrance and refreshments immediately after at Guilford United Methodist Church. Spring burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Guilford. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in his memory to the Shriners Children’s Hospital or to the charity of their choice. To sign an online guest book, go to