Kenneth G. Howie, 84, of Liberty, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 at Togus VA Hospital. He was born July 13, 1927 in Boston, Mass., the son of George and Katherine Howie.

Kenneth was a career U.S. Army veteran who loved to box while he was in the service. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans and American Legion in Belfast.

Following his service career, he worked for the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department for 27 years as well as the District Court system. He enjoyed reading, loved playing softball, and watching baseball (especially the Red Sox).

He was predeceased by his wife, Sheila, and is survived by his stepchildren, Clarence “Butch” Brown, Mark Brown, and Virginia Wright; his close friends, John Palmer and Mary Welch of Liberty; his adopted family, where he resided the last few years of his life, Barbara and Richard Arasz; their children, Kim and Jeff Snow, Christine and David MacWilliams; and grandchildren, Ben, Gabriella and Malachi.

Memorial services will be held at Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at ripostafh.com.