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TOPSHAM — Arthur R. LeDuc, 81, died at Mid Coast Hospital Aug. 27 after a brief illness.
Born in Barnstead, N.H. in 1928, the first son of Edward and Eldora LeDuc, he was raised in Pittsfield, N.H., where he graduated from high school in 1946.
After attending the University of New Hampshire, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1947, retiring in 1972 at the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
During his 25 years of service, he served in the Korean War, Vietnam, and was stationed in numerous places throughout the U.S. and Japan.
In 1953, he married Patricia A. O’Brien.
After he retired from the Navy, he and his wife operated LeDuc Realty, a residential real estate company with offices in Topsham and Newcastle.
Active in mid-coast community affairs, he was a member of the Exchange Club, the Maine Republican Party, and the Topsham Planning Board.
He was a loving husband and devoted father.
He was predeceased by his brother Norman LeDuc of Colebrook, N.H.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Patricia, of Topsham; four children, son Kevin and his wife Pamela LeDuc of Topsham, son Mark and his wife Marie LeDuc of Silver Spring, Md., daughter Lisa A. Smith and her husband Peter Smith of Hackettstown, N.J., and daughter Gina LeDuc-Kuntz and her husband James Kuntz of Freeport; 13 grandchildren; his brother Jack LeDuc of Itasca, Ill., and two sisters, Joan of New Mexico, and Maxine Young of Northwood, N.H.
Memorial services were held earlier this week.
Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. John’s School Scholarship Fund, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, ME 04011.
Memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.