Albert K. Hall, 89, died Feb. 13, 2010, following an extended illness.

Born in Bucksport Dec. 31, 1920, he was the son of Albert S. and Bertha (Whitney) Hall. His family resided on Verona Island until he was 10 years old, when they moved to Camden. He attended area schools.

In 1942 he entered the Army, serving during World War II. Wounded in battle, he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was discharged from active duty Oct. 31, 1945.

On May 24, 1947, Mr. Hall married Lora E. Pettry in Floyd, Va.

In his earlier years, Mr. Hall worked building boats at Penobscot Boat in Rockport and later worked with Kendall Hopkins, builder in Camden. At one time, he was the only person who would paint the top of the flagpole at the old Samoset Resort. He also worked on top of the smoke stack at the Knox Mill in Camden. An accomplished carpenter and rock mason, he built many stone walls still in existence today. For more than 40 years he served as caretaker on a private estate, retiring in 2008.

Mr. Hall enjoyed hunting and building furniture and loved to garden.

He was predeceased by a son, Kenneth L. Hall, Oct. 18, 2002.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lora “Jeannie,” of Lincolnville; three sons, Lowell Hall and his companion, Joni Rancourt, of Oakland, Michael Hall and his wife, Tina, of Washington and Richard Hall and his wife, Sheila, of Browns Mill, N.J.; a daughter-in-law, Margaret Hall, of Lincolnville; a sister, Elizabeth James, of Swanville; eight grandchildren, Albert Hall, Jennifer Audet, Stephanie Simmons, Charles Hall, Daniel Hall, Ashley Hall, Heather Hall and Keith Hall; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 104 Limerock St., Rockland. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. Interment in the spring will be private.

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