William Kent "Buck" Titherington Jr.

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SKOWHEGAN -- William Kent "Buck" Titherington Jr., 67, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at his home in Skowhegan.

He was born July 24, 1942, in Trenton, N.J., the son of William K. and Mary V. (Booton) Titherington Sr.

He attended the University of Connecticut, Storrs and Dutchess Community College. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the Army. On Aug. 18, 2009, William married Karen Cuatto in Skowhegan.

He worked for EMC, Massachusetts; LTX; Jet Propulsion Lab; National Semiconductor; and IBM, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was a volunteer firefighter in Torringford, Conn., from 2006 to 2008. William enjoyed fishing, boating, riding motorcycles, and driving in rallies.

He is survived by his wife Karen Titherington of Skowhegan; his children, Mary Titherington-Carey and her husband, Paavo Carey, of Skowhegan, Kate LaVoie of Salt Lake City, William Kent Titherington III and his wife, Nina Palmieri, of Lake Katrine, N.Y., Heather McKney and her husband, Michael, of Meriden, Conn., Abigail DeSesa and her husband, George Ordway, of Val Verde, Calif., and Rebecca Haverkamp of Cumberland, R.I.; three sisters, Anne Whyte and her husband, Nick, of Berkeley, Calif., Susan Martin and her husband, Bill, of Massachusetts and Elizabeth Titherington of Berkeley; a brother, John Titherington and his wife, Bonnie, of Litchfield, Conn.; nine grandchildren, Cecil, Wyatt, William, Michael, Karina, Justin, Christopher, Kayla and MacKenzie; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10, at Christ Episcopal Church, Gardiner.

Friends wishing may make donations in William's memory to Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County Inc., P.O. Box 3069, Skowhegan, ME 04976 or to the New England Division, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086-1240.

Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott's Cremation and Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan.

Published in Central Maine on July 8, 2010
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