BANGOR – Sherwood G. Chaison passed away peacefully, May 9, 2008, with his family by his side at his childhood home in Bangor. He was born April 2, 1923, in Bangor, the son of Harry M. and Lucy M. (Brunt) Chaison. Sherwood was a 1941 graduate of Bangor High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving aboard the USS Cocopon. He was self-employed for many years, owning and operating a freight business, subcontracting for Sears & Roebuck; served 34 years at Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, working in the corrections and civil divisions, retiring in 2006 and worked as a truck driver for Coles Express. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Blue Knights and Penobscot County Conservation Association. Some of Sherwood’s interests included woodworking, cribbage, fishing, hunting and in earlier years, flying his plane. He also enjoyed telling a good joke and was known to have many. In 1963 Sherwood married the love of his life, Dorothy, and they shared 45 wonderful years of marriage together. He enjoyed spending his summers with Dorothy camping by the ocean in Belfast and at Lucerne. During Sherwood’s declining health and his final days, he was provided with the loving care of his granddaughter, Melissa Jordan, who remained with him and by his side upon his passing. His family thanks New Hope Hospice for the care they provided. Surviving, in addition to his loving wife, Dorothy Chaison, are four sons, Donny Malloch, Kevin Chaison, Skip Chaison and Dwight Perkins; three daughters, Bonnie Birch, Judy Lamoine and Ginger Brown; many grandchildren, great- grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; a daughter, Linda; one brother and five sisters. He will be remembered by special friends, Jerry Sullivan, Rose Mannette and many other friends and co-workers. He will also be dearly missed by his beloved dogs, Cody and Daisy, his two babies. It was Sherwood’s wish to have a graveside service. Family and friends are invited for a graveside memorial service with military honors 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, to Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 449 Ohio St., Bangor, with the Rev. Robert Carlson and the Rev. Thomas Lequin, presiding. Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Hospice, P.O. Box 757, Holden, ME 04429. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor. Condolences may also be offered at www.kileyandfoley.com.