Feb. 23, 1935 – June 12, 2008
MILAN — Harold E. “Pap” Maines, 73, of Milan, died Thursday, June 12, 2008 at his home surrounded by his family.
Harold was born Feb. 23, 1935 in Clearfield, PA to the late Edward K. & Elva D. (Liddick) Maines. He moved to Sandusky at the age of 12 and then to Milan in 1951, where he has been a resident ever since.
Harold married Betty J. Hilton on Dec. 23, 1951 and they enjoyed 52 years of marriage. Harold was a member of the Milan Baptist Church. He had worked for the former Barr Rubber in Sandusky for many years. He then went to work for the former Clevite in Milan, where he retired in 1997 after 29 years.
After his retirement he and Betty enjoyed spending the winter at their home in Arcadia, FL, where they made many close friends.
In his early years he was involved with CB radios. Harold enjoyed many years of traveling with his wife Betty on his Honda Goldwing and in his 1992 Chevy Convertible. He loved watching his grandchildren’s sporting events and enjoyed playing with his great-grandchildren. He spent most of his summer days working with his son.
Harold was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and Jeff Gordon fan. His favorite past time was camping throughout the country, playing cards with his close friends and eating out. He loved his ribs! Harold enjoyed riding his scooter up to the Invention Restaurant for his daily cup of coffee and chat with the guys.
Harold will be sadly missed by his wife, Betty; children, Darrell E. (Caron) Maines and Trudy L. (Kevin) Riddle both of Milan; grandchildren, Monica Todd, Morgan Roark, PFC Tyler Riddle USMC & Tori Riddle; great grandchildren, Hayden and Haylee Roark & Aylah Todd; sisters, Twila (Bob) Jackson of Seabrook Island, SC, Bertha (Don) Schenk of Sun City Center, FL; step brother, Jack Maines, Woodland, PA; sisters-in-law, June McInturff & Opal Leedy of Unicoi, TN and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends he’s met throughout the years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Diana Parks and a brother Clair in infancy.
Friends may call on Sunday, June 15, 2008 from 3-7 p.m. in Groff Funeral Home, Milan Chapel, One South Main St., Milan and from 1pm until time funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday in the Milan Baptist Church, 5201 Old State Rd., Milan. Pastor Todd Hartley will officiate. Burial will follow in Milan Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Milan Baptist Church or Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
On-line condolences may be made at grofffuneralhomes.com.