BATH — Clifton R. Holbrook Sr. passed away peacefully 12-30-1916 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice house Scarborough, ME.

He was born 2-25-1938 in Oakland, ME. The son of Alma Pierce Holbrook and Llewellyn Holbrook.

Raised in Phippsburg he attended one room schools in Winnegence, Phippsburg Center and Morse High School in Bath. He joined the Navy on his birthday 2-25- 1955 serving on the USS Salem CA 139 and the USS Macon CA 132. He worked at the Bath Iron Works 15 years as a mechanic and welder. While in CA. he worked at Sunkist, Ditriche International, after studying Real Estate Law and obtaining a license, he practiced Real Estate for a short time.

After retiring he and his wife moved to AZ. returning to Maine every summer.

Cliff had a creative mind which came alive while working with wood or metal fabrication and also when taking pictures of wildlife. He enjoyed working on cars, however, his love was military vehicles. If you ever rode with him, you came to understand what that meant.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Rosario Holbrook of Bath. 5 daughters, Linda Holbrook of Bath, ME., Karolyn Hotz of Everett, MA., Laurie Grimm of Dorchester, MA., Ruth Petrie of Jamaica Plain, MA., Joan Baillie of Boise, ID. 2 sons Keith Holbrook and Clifton Holbrook Jr. of Jamaica Plain, MA. Numerous grandchildren. 3 sisters, Patricia Worden of Summerville, ME., Madelyn Freeman of Phippsburg, ME., Marilyn Dunning of Mechanic Falls, ME.

Many nephews and nieces.

A service will be held at the VA chapel in Augusta, ME. 1-13-2017 at 1:00 PM

A celebration of life will follow at Knights of Columbus, Middle St. Bath, ME.