Skowhegan, Maine--John Alfred Reid passed away in the afternoon of Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Cedar Ridge Nursing Center in Skowhegan, Maine. He was caring and devoted to his family and friends. Mr. Reid was born in Fairfield, Maine, on May 25, 1921, and later attended schools in Fairfield. As a young man, he then joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and was very proud of the fact that he helped to construct carriage trails and roads along Mt. Cadillac in Bar Harbor, Maine. In 1942, Mr. Reid enlisted in the U.S. Navy and is 1943, served on the vessel USS LST 311 which was part of a fleet Flotilla in the Northwest African waters and also saw action in parts of Italy. On returning to the states, John drove truck for the L.H. Hoskins Company, worked as a mechanic for Curtis Oil, was a heavy equipment operator for H.E. Sargent Company, and from 1954 to 1968, drove truck for Fox and Ginn. He was a member of the Teamsters as well as a member of the Elks Lodge. John enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being in the outdoors. Mr. Reid was predeceased by his mother, Laura Cummings Reid; his father, Joseph Reid; and by his brothers and sisters, Dean A. Reid, Herbert, Ruth, Thelma, and Hazel, and his son, Dean F. Reid, who died in 2013. John is survived by his long-time companion, Henrietta Juhl; his son, Charles Emery and wife Susan Emery; his daughter-in-law, Patricia Reid; and his two grandsons, Amos Reid and Jonathan Hale. Mr. Reid is also survived by many special nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family would like to sincerely thank the staffs of Cedar Ridge and Somerset Rehabilitation Center for their kindness and caring. A celebration of John Reid’s Life will be held at a later date.