BATH — Hilton F. Libby, 84, died on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Bodwell Unit in Brunswick.

Born in South Windham on Feb. 23, 1927, he was the son of Harry L. and Grace V. Libby.

He attended Bath Schools and was a graduate of Morse High School, class of 1945.
During high school, he worked part time for the U.S. Postal Service in Bath and played trumpet in the Morse High School marching band.

He served in the United States Navy Reserve and was on active duty in 1945 and 1946. After receiving an honorable discharge he took flying lessons at the Portland Municipal Airport and received his private pilot’s license in 1946.

On June 19, 1948 he married Dorothy A. Bradford.

Libby attended the Northeastern School of Accounting in Portland, after which he was employed at Bath Iron Works until 1966. He later worked in metal sales and marketing at American Steel and Aluminum Corporation, South Portland, until his retirement in March of 1992.

He served on the Bath City Council for two years in the 1960s as a councilman from Ward 1. He was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church, the Bath Country Club, and was a former member of Solar Lodge No. 14 of the Masons and Bath Lodge No. 934 of the Elks. Libby and his wife Dottie were very active in sports including golf, bowling, bicycling, skiing, swimming and dancing. They spent their winter months in Florida playing golf.

Libby was predeceased by his brother Harry L. Libby Jr. and his sister Priscilla V. Paisley. He is survived by his wife of 63 years and two children, daughter Gayle E. Libby of Bath and his son Greg H. Libby and his wife of Romansville, Penn.; two grandchildren, Andrew G. Libby and his wife Alicia of Pheonixville, Penn. and Kelly Marvel and her husband KI. Andrew Marvel of East Fallowfield, Penn.; four great-grandchildren, Bernadette E. Libby, Lauren N. Marvel, Ashley B. Marvel, and Justin A. Marvel; brother, Herschel I. Libby and his wife Leona of Bath; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Bath Area Food Bank, P.O. Box 65, Bath, ME 04530.

Memorial services were held earlier this week.  

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