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Gladstone , 67
NORTH YARMOUTH -- Lionel E. Gladstone passed away at home Dec. 31, 2012 at the age of 67. He was the son of the late Stanley Gladstone and Rachel 'Buck' Gladstone. Lionel was born on May 1, 1945 in Portland. Lionel lived in North Yarmouth all his life and graduated from Portland High School, after which he enlisted in the Air Force at the age of 19.
He is predeceased by his father and mother; his son Walter; and his sister Iva. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Hilda; sister, Phyllis Wentworth; daughters Charlotte and Jolene, son Matthew Gladstone, three stepsons Robert Howard, Paul Howard and his wife Julie, Brian Howard and his wife Kris; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Lionel and Hilda were married on May 10, 1996, and Lionel's proudest moment was becoming Matthew's father. Lionel loved his family and took great pleasure in helping others. Lionel was a very hard worker and his big heart won him numerous friends who will miss him dearly.
Burial will take place in the spring. A special thank you to Southern Maine hospice for their care of Lionel.
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 2, 2013