JONESPORT – Norman Carlton Woodward, 78, died peacefully, Aug. 9, 2004, at his home in Jones-port. He was born Jan. 7, 1926, in Corea (Gouldsboro) Maine, the son of Ernest V. and Myra (White) Woodward. He moved to Jonesport in 1935. He was a graduate of Jonesport High School. On Jan. 6, 1944, he entered the U.S. Navy, graduating from the U.S. Naval Radio School in Bedford Springs, Pa., before being assigned to the USS LCS 120. He served his country in the Pacific Area of Operations and was awarded Battle Stars for the Okinawa and Aguni Shima Invasions. He was also awarded the Japanese Occupation Medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal, the American Theater Medal, the Victory Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Medal. His ship served as Radar Picket Patrol in Tokyo Bay during the Okinawa Campaign. During the Occupation of Japan he was assigned to shore patrol duties in Japan. He was honorably discharged from the Navy on Aug. 18, 1946. Upon returning to Jonesport, he married Charlotte White on Oct. 6, 1946. He apprenticed with the Blackwood Funeral Service, and entered the New England Institute of Embalming and Sanitary Science graduating in January of 1948. His career path changed when he joined the State of Maine Dept. of Sea and Shore Fisheries as a Warden in May of 1954. He served two years in the South Bristol area, and then transferred to the Belfast area, where he served until September of 1969. He promoted to Warden Supervisor and moved to the Brunswick area, where he finished his career retiring in January of 1975. He was a charter member of the Waldo County Law Enforcement Association and held a life membership. After retiring he worked for the Maine Turnpike Authority, the Maine Department of Conservation and the Acadia National Park Service. During retirement, he and his wife also raised and sold blueberries and wintered in Florida. Music was a major enjoyment as he was an accomplished organist and pianist playing at many churches and family events throughout his life. He was a member of the Sawyer Memorial Congregational Church of Jonesport. He received his 50-year pin in June from the Jonesport Masonic Lodge, and was also a 32nd Degree Mason and former member of the Anah Shrine. He is also a former member of the K.P Lodge in Jonesport, and the Veteran of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. His many hobbies and interests included hunting, fishing, bee keeping, sailing and boating and most recently kayaking. He is survived by Charlotte, his wife of 57 years; and two daughters, Sharon Brooke of Lincoln, and Vaneesa Norton of South Portland; a son-in- law, Brian Norton; four grandchildren, Gregory Brooke of Lincoln, Tami Brooke and her fianc?, William Stiles, of Newton, N.J., and Hayley Norton and Ryan Norton of South Portland; three brothers, Charles Woodward of Jonesport, Wayne and his wife, Lucille, of Jonesport, and Arthur Woodward of Gray; two sisters, Geraldine Look of Jonesport, and Barbara Hall and her husband, Lee, of Jonesport; a sister-in-law, Edith Woodward of Corea. He was predeceased by a brother, Ernest Woodward Jr.; a sister, Minnie Dobbins; and son-in-law, Allen E. Brooke. Many special nieces, nephews and friends will sadly miss him. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bragdon-Kelley-Campbell Funeral Home, 47 Main St., Milbridge. Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, at the Sawyer Memorial Congregational Church, Jonesport. Internment will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Jonesport. Following the services a memorial reception will be held at the church. Because of Hospice services of Machias CHCS and volunteers of Downeast Hospice, Norman was able to be in his home the entire length of his illness. Special thanks and gratitude is extended to RN’s Sheila, Lori and Tara and HHA’s Carla, Joanne and Peggy and Dr. Crowley and staff of the Eleanor Widener Dixon Memorial Clinic in Gouldsboro and Dr. Harmon and Dr. Brooks. Memorial donations may be made to Souls Harbor, P.O. Box 155, Charleston, ME 04422 or Community Health and Counseling Services, RR1 Box 339A, Machias, ME 04654. A memorial register is available on line at