OBITUARY

Mr Arnold L Leavitt

April 30, 1923March 5, 2015

LEWISTON - Arnold Leavitt, 91, died Thursday March 5, 2015with his loving family at his side. He was born in Boston MA on April 30, 1923, the son of Barney and Bessie Leavitt. He graduated from Bates College majoring in economics and psychology, in 1943, at the age of 19 before serving his country in WWII in combat where he was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a prisoner of war, but was able to escape and make his way back to the allied forces. After his military service, he owned and operated a lumber yard and later worked for the Maine Department of Transportation until the age of 72. Arnold was compassionate, generous, and willing to help anyone in need. He encouraged communication and channeled creativity in order to find the best solutions to the task at hand. Arnold was very active in many organizations-- local and state politics, the American Legion, AM Vets, DAV, Order of the Purple Heart, Shriners, Elks, and AARP. For many years, he was president of the Beth Abraham Synagogue. Arnold was a Master of a Masonic lodge and a State Commander of the VFW, remaining active in several organizations up until the end of his life. He was an incredibly energetic individual who did not know the meaning of the word ‘enough’. At the time of his death, he still held offices in the VFW. For his community service, he was awarded the “6 Who Care” in 2005 and was presented with an Outstanding Veteran of the Year Award in 2014. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years Janice Leavitt; and his son in law Richard Faucher. He is survived by his three daughters Cheryl Worcester, and her husband Skip; Barda Leavitt; Wendy Libby and her husband Bob; four grand-children, and three great-grandchildren. He was an avid reader, loved wood working, and enjoyed relaxing at his camp. He was an optimistic man, believing anything you set your mind to can be accomplished. Above all, he loved and cared for his family. His charismatic, kind, and loving personality will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Funeral Notice:

Leavitt, Arnold L., 91, of Auburn died Thursday Mar 5th at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta March 8th at 11 am. Service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services, 217 Turner St. AUBURN 783-8545

REMEMBERING

Mr Arnold L Leavitt

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Richard Begin

March 8, 2015

Wendy Your Dad always had great Smile and an easy going attitude like your Mom they were delightful Folks. I always looked Forward to interacting with your Mom during the local and Regional Elections.


Your dad was a Peach and as it evident he lead his Life as we all would want to Live as well as be remembered My Fondest regards and Condolences for you and your Family Richard F begin (Bethel Maine)

Phil Lourie

March 8, 2015

I, too, have many memories of sunny days fishing at the Trip Lake camp and fond memories of the friends of my father in the cribbage club. May Arnold rest in peace. He gave much to the Maine Jewish community.

Marta Robbins

March 7, 2015

Wendy, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad sounds like he was a very special person. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

John Cleveland

March 7, 2015

To the Leavitt Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Arnold was a wonderful man, always kind, generous and committed to making Auburn the best it could be.I always enjoyed working with Arnold in his active role in the Democratic party and for veterans. I hope your warm memories of Arnold will comfort you during this time of loss.

Rochelle Jacobs

March 7, 2015

To my cousins, May you take comfort in the wonderful memories and times you all had together and be proud of such a great man and all he did for others. Uncle Arnie had a life well lived. He will be missed. I will always remember and cherish forever the great times we all had out at camp and in Auburn growing up. My deepest sympathy. Love Rochelle

Beryl rubin

March 7, 2015

Wendy. We are so sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Beryl and Barry

Anna Walker

March 7, 2015

Arnold was a father figure to my sister and I as we grew up with Cheryl, Barda, and Wendy. We have so many beautiful memories through out the years in Mechanic Falls and Tripp Lake. Those years will always be in our heart.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY