RONALD J. WEBBER\r\n1919-2016\r\nOAKLAND, ME—Ronald J. Webber, 96, of Oakland, ME passed away on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at his home.\r\n\r\nHe was born on October 21, 1919, in Oakland, ME the son of the late George A. and A. Izetta (Wood) Webber.\r\n \r\nIn 1920, he moved to Sidney, ME, where he grew to adulthood on a farm, and attended school. He joined the Sidney Grange in 1937, and later transferred his membership to West Suffield Grange 199 in Conn. He served in the USAAF during WWII, and greatly appreciated the opportunity as a veteran to attend the Maine Vocational-Technical Institute in Augusta, ME from which he graduated in 1949.\r\n\r\nIn Jan. 1954, he married Barbara C. (Fuller-White) and they reared two children, Curtis and Coral. Ronald and Barbara adopted square dancing for their foremost recreation in 1959, and enjoyed the activity and the multitude of friends made for the rest of their lives.\r\n\r\nIn 1950, Ronald moved to Conn., and became licensed as a journeyman electrician in both Conn., and Mass. He was accepted into membership in Local Union No. 7 IBEW in Springfield, Mass. in April 1957, and worked at the trade until retiring in April 1985. He moved to Oakland, ME in 1986. \r\n\r\nHe was predeceased by his son, Curtis; his sisters, Ernestine Crowell and E. Arlene Wilbur; and his brother, Alton Webber.\r\n\r\nRonald is survived by his wife, Barbara of Oakland, ME; his daughter, Coral of Sidney, ME; his grandson, Jesse of Sidney, ME; his great grandson, Zachary of Independence, MO; and several nieces and nephews.\r\n\r\nA graveside service with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Springer Cemetery in Sidney, ME.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Second Baptist Church, 3022 W. River Rd., Sidney, ME 04330.\r\n\r\nAn online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com\r\n\r\nArrangements are by Lawry Brothers-Wheeler, 26 Church St., Oakland, ME.