ROBBINSTON – Raymond Clyde McNutt, 71, died peacefully Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at his home with his loving wife and family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. Clyde was born June 9, 1934, in Calais, son of the late Raymond M. and Anna P. (Mahar) McNutt. He served in the U.S. Army, being honorably discharged in 1959. Clyde was a heavy equipment operator, starting with Ralph Dorr Construction, then later with Hold’s Construction, retiring in 1999. He was a member of the former Methodist Church in Robbinston and the Bushwackers ATV Club in Robbinston. Clyde enjoyed gardening, walking, wood cutting, riding ATV’s, snowmobiling, the outdoors and spending time with his family. He was predeceased by a sister, Helena Joyce Morrison. Surviving are his wife of more than 43 years, Ruth (Holmes) McNutt; two stepsons, Kenneth Carson and wife, Catherine, and Timothy Carson and wife, Elizabeth, all of Robbinston; a sister, Ramona Wynot and husband, Atwood, of Everett, Mass.; two stepgrandchildren, Eric and Nicholas Carson, both of Robbinston; and two special friends, Dick Moholland and Arnold Corning. A graveside service with military honors will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at Brewer Cemetery in Robbinston with Pastor Bob Hinton officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Clyde’s memory may be made to Down East Hospice, 22 Hospital Lane, Calais, ME 04619 or to the Ronald McDonald House, 654 State St., Bangor, ME 04401. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais. Friends may pay tribute at www.maysfuneralhome.com