Coward, South Carolina—Kenneth Fitton passed away on September 10, 2014, after a brief bout with pancreatic cancer. Ken was born in Fairfield, Maine on November 19, 1929, the next to the youngest child of William and Mary (Peace) Fitton. At the age of 6, he moved to Canabas Avenue in Waterville, Maine. He attended Myrtle Street Elementary School. He enjoyed playing baseball with the Trigger Hill Gang that traveled to various places including Thomaston, Maine where they faced the inmates at the Maine State Prison. Shortly after graduating from Waterville High School in 1948, he joined the National Guard where he served for six and a half years. At age 15, Ken began his career on the Maine Central Railroad by maintaining the Waterville Passenger Train Station. From 1946-53, he drove a truck for Armor Meat Packing Company. In 1953, he returned to the Maine Central Railroad, where he worked as a brakeman and a conductor until his retirement in 1990. For 18 of his years on the railroad, he switched at Scott Paper in Winslow, Maine. In 1965, he joined the Waterville Fire Department as a volunteer on Hose 4. In 1951, he married Nancy Chamberlin and bought a farm on the Bangor Road in Benton, Maine. Several years after they sold the farm, they returned to a new home on the Bangor Road in Benton that Ken designed himself and built with help from family and friends. Ken enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling. In 1970, he got his pilot’s license and flew throughout Maine from the Pittsfield Airport. Ken loved to drive. Together with his first wife Nancy, he drove various campers including a fifth-wheeler to many Maine locations, all the lower 48 states, Alaska, Mexico, and all the Canadian provinces. Later in life, he traveled to Hawaii to complete his visits to each of the 50 states. With is second wife Jeannette, he travelled to France. Oh, the stories he could tell of his adventures! In 1989, Ken and Nancy bought land in Coward, South Carolina, where they placed a mobile home. This site was chosen because it resembles the Benton, Maine location they both loved. After Nancy passed away in 1997, Ken remained in Coward for the rest of his days. He had many close friends there, especially Carol Hayes and Michael James. Ken was predeceased by his parents and his siblings Doris (Clark), Herbert, Florence (Lewis), Jim, William Jr., and Arnold; by his first wife Nancy (Chamberlin) Fitton and his second wife Jeannette (Walker) Fitton. He is survived by his daughter Linda Woods, her husband Harry Vayo of Oakland, Maine, and his son Andy Vayo of San Jose, California. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law Marilyn Fitton and Jeanine Fitton; two brothers-in-law and their spouses Richard & Shirley Chamberlin of North Belgrade, Maine and Arthur & Anne Chamberlin of Canton, Maine; as well as various nieces and nephews. Other Maine friends who have remained important to Ken are Russ Bickford, Burns Hillman, and John Nelson. He will be greatly missed by Pedro, a stray dog he adopted. A memorial service will be held at the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Coward, SC on Sunday, September 14 at 3:00 with the Reverend John Altman presiding. A committal service will be held at the Greenlawn Rest Cemetery on the Bangor Road in Clinton, ME on Wednesday, October 1 at 2:30. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the St. Paul United Methodist Church; 159 St. Paul Rd.; Coward, SC 29530.