CALAIS and BUCKSPORT – Uriah P. “Twink” How-land, died June 14, 2005, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Sept. 12, 1925, in Forest Station, the son of Uriah F. and Mary L. (McIver) Howland. Mr. Howland was the beloved husband of Virginia F. Howland, the love of his life, who died Nov. 2, 2002. Uriah attended Princeton Schools. He worked at the Ware Knitters in Calais as a machinist until his retirement. Also, for many years, he worked with his late brother, Harold Howland as a carpenter. He was a member of the Anah Temple Shriners, the Masons St. Croix Lodge AF & AM No. 46 and the American Legion Post No. 03, Calais. Twink and his late wife, Virginia loved to go dancing in Wesley and the Armory with their many friends. Because he was such was a wonderful dancer, he gained the nickname Twinkle toes which was later shortened to Twink. He enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, gardening and life. Twink and Virginia loved their camp on Pleasant Lake and spent many memorable hours entertaining family and friends there. Twink and his best friend Bud Chaffee built the camp from the ground up. Twink always had a smile and a kind word for family, friends and neighbors alike. This was one of the many reasons everybody liked him. Twink, a World War II Naval veteran, was a recipient of the World War II Victory Medal, the American Area Ribbon and the European African Middle Eastern Area Ribbon. He served on the USS Jack W. Wilke (DE 800) and NTS Newport, RI. He is survived by daughter, Patricia Hill and husband, Gerald, of Bucksport, whom he was living with at the time of his death; son, Frederick Howland of Princeton; grandson, Allen Holmes and wife, Michele, of Rockland; granddaughters, Kristiana and Selena; great-granddaughters, Ashley and Kingsley Holmes. He also is survived by sisters, Dorothy Heffren of Plymouth, Jean Lawless of Baileyville, Ruth Nicols of Beverly, Mass., Althea McLaughlin and husband, George, of Baileyville; brothers, Kenneth Howland of Peabody, Mass. and Bruce Howland and wife, Evelyn, of Calais; sisters-in-law, Kay and June Howland. He was predeceased by brothers, Lloyd and Harold Howland; daughter, Sandra James; his parents; a sister-in-law; and brothers-in-law. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 17, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais, where a Masonic service will be held at 6:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home 11 a.m., Saturday, with Pastor Bob Hinton, officiating. Burial will follow in Calais Cemetery. <>