BRUNSWICK — Carlton E. Rideout, 90, of Brunswick, died April 22 at his home in Brunswick.
He was born Aug. 28, 1922, in Bath, the son of Emery and Alice Rideout. He grew up in Bath and attended Bath schools.
Rideout joined the U.S. Army and proudly served his country in World War II from 1942-1945. A member of the 83rd Infantry Division, he served in France and Germany, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
He was employed as a mechanic for the city of Bath, working in the cemetery department and in public works.
As a young man, Rideout enjoyed camping and hunting on Cobbossee Stream. He loved stopping by the Galley Restaurant for a good meal and a chat with friends. For the past four years, he lived with his sister, Viola, and enjoyed the many discussions they shared. For Rideout, lively conversation was always a passion.
He is predeceased by his wife, Barbara Rideout; his daughter, Linda Mason, whom he lived with for 10 years before her passing; Lenny Chase, with whom he lived until 2008; brothers Emery Rideout Jr., Henry Rideout and Arthur Rideout; and sisters Ada Henderson and Beatrice Blethan.
Rideout leaves behind his granddaughter, Charlinda Lyons and her husband John, of Bowdoinham; great-grandson John Lyons Jr. of Bowdoinham; nephews Skip Stinson and Arthur Rideout Jr.; and many other nephews and nieces.
The family would like to give special thanks to Sherri Libby and Lakota Richardson for all they have done.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, at Oak Grove Cemetery, in Bath. A celebration of life will follow at 2 p.m. in the American Legion Hall in Bath.