Charles Benjamin Rimm, 82, passed away Friday, April 5, at his residence in Searsmont surrounded by family. He was born on August 18, 1930, in Mount Vernon, N.Y., the son of Benjamin Joseph and Mabel Edna (Whiteley) Rimm. Charles served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1954 at the rank of Corporal. He was married May 26, 1957, to Virginia Mary Kelly. He established Monroe Sheet Metal and developed and manufactured the Katahdin wood furnace.

Charles was a quiet man, proud of his military service, honorable and deeply devoted to his family. Charles is survived by his beloved wife, Virginia Mary Rimm; his loving children Catherine Rimm of Costa Mesa, Calif., Kenneth Rimm and wife Julie of Warner, N.H., Suzanne Boguslawski and her husband Walter of Belfast, Michael Rimm and wife Diane of Eddington, Maine, Edward Rimm and wife Tammy of Concord, N.H., Nancy Staples and husband Scott of Stockton Springs and Jeanne Rimm of Frankfort; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and special friend, Robert Cyr of Bangor; his brother and sister-in-law, Robert Joseph and Marie Therese Rimm of Palmetto, Fla., and their family.

A memorial service will be held at Searsmont United Methodist Church Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Searsmont United Methodist Church P.O. Box 33, Route 131, Searsmont, Maine, 04973, Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, P.O. Box 772, Belfast, Maine, 04915 or Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice and Palliative Care, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland, Maine, 04841. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at