Oakland, ME- Charles Delmont Lovejoy, 92, passed away on March 10, 2016 after a 13 year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. During that time, his wife Charlotte was his eyes, ears, and his primary care giver.\r\n\r\nDel was born on February 15, 1924 in Oakland, ME. \r\n\r\nHe graduated from Williams High School in 1942. After graduation Del was employed by Greeley and Getchell as a fuel delivery driver and an auto mechanic. As time passed, he and his wife owned and managed a number of small businesses with much success. He later became a mechanic for Furbish Chevrolet in Waterville, ME. Del’s favorite employment was that of a custodian at M.S.A.D. 47 in Oakland, ME, where he was greatly appreciated by both students and teachers. During his free time Del’s hobby was wood working, as evidence by the many pieces of lawn furniture, toys, and home furnishing that were produced in his workshop. \r\n\r\nDel is predeceased by his mother, Beatrice Reynolds; his half-brother, Lawrence Reynolds; and his father and mother in law Alton and Doris Wadleigh all of Oakland, ME.\r\n\r\nHe is survived and will be sadly missed by his wife Charlotte of 72 years; his nephew, Alton Fuller of Augusta, ME who he treated like a son; his great niece, Alison Fuller of Augusta, ME and her children Jordan, and Lyla Bailey of Whitefield, ME; his niece Lilie Dugan and husband Jim of Cortland, NY; sister in law Christine Reynolds of Oakland; and his cousin Rachel Johnson of Augusta. \r\n\r\nHis family would like to thank the following people and organizations for all their help and understanding during a difficult time: Twin Pine Family Medicine and staff, Inland Hospital second floor nurses and staff, all hospice personal, Dr. Donald Dubois, and Rev. Effie. In addition, Charlotte could not have been given such great care without the assistance of the following family and friends: Fran and Ben, Alayna and Paul, Rick and Sue, and Dick and Mary. We would like to express thanks for the many cards and calls that have been given during the period of Del’s declining health. \r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Associating, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011\r\n\r\nA graveside service will be held in the spring at the family plot at Pine Grove Cemetery in Belgrade.