SCARBOROUGH — Roger Everett Cabana, 90, died Jan. 15 surrounded by his family at The Maine Veterans Home.
Born Feb. 11, 1919, in South Portland, he was a son of Guy and Mabel (Jordan) Cabana and attended local schools, graduating from Portland High School in 1936.
During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and was active duty in the Pacific Theater. After years of active duty, he served in the Maine National Guard, retiring with the rank of captain. Over the years he was awarded a Bronze Star and numerous other ribbons and awards.
After the service, he worked at the Maine Central Railroad for 20 years and subsequently worked 22 more years for the U.S. Postal Service.
After raising his family in Portland, he and his wife moved to Old Orchard Beach.
He volunteered with Literacy Volunteers and received awards and recognition for his participation. In 2000, he and his wife moved to Scarborough Terrace.
A kind and gentle man, he took pride in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren, and particularly enjoyed many special adventures with his daughter.
Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Doreen Cabana; his daughter Donna (Cabana) Arsenault and son-in-law Wally Arsenault of Scarborough, and his son Ralph Cabana and daughter-in-law Kathy (Williams) Cabana of South Portland; his granddaughter Jenna Arsenault of Standish, and his grandson Will Cabana of South Portland.
At his request, there will be no visiting hours and all other services will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to South Portland Project Scholarship, South Portland High School, 637 Highland Ave., South Portland ME 04106.
Condolences can be expressed at independentdeathcare.com.
Arrangements are by Independent Death Care, 471 Deering Ave., Portland.