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Obituary for Richard E. "Cud" Greenleaf

Richard E. "Cud"  Greenleaf
Farmington – Richard E. “Cud” Greenleaf, 84, a resident of Jay, passed away Thursday, October 4th at Sandy River Center in Farmington, following a stroke he had in September. He was born on September 16, 1934 in Jay, the son of Raymond and Arlene D. (Tripp) Greenleaf. He was a 1954 graduate of Jay High School. During his high school days he was remembered as a very talented athlete in basketball, football and baseball. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. In 1964 at the Congregational Church in Wilton, he married Joan L. Davis. They enjoyed 54 years together before her passing on June 30, 2018. Cud worked for the Jay Highway Department until his retirement in 1996. He loved keeping busy and worked cutting and selling firewood through the years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, and camping at Lobster Buoy in Thomaston. Cud especially enjoyed spending time with his family and following his grandchildren’s sporting and outdoor events. He loved giving them tips on pitching, passing and how to “flip..flick” their wrists when fly fishing. He is survived by his son, Terry Greenleaf and “Taffy Jo” of Jay, 5 grandchildren, Tara L. Fitch and husband Andrew, Travis A. Greenleaf and wife Erica, Caleb L. Greenleaf, Cody R. Greenleaf and Carson R. Greenleaf, 4 great-grandchildren, Jace E. Fitch, Malachi T. Fitch, Evelynn L. Fitch, and Sophia L. Greenleaf, his brother, Ronald Greenleaf of Jay, and special friends, Nancy Ryder, Trudy Greenleaf, Robert and Deidra Tozier, Mary Young and Becky Haskell. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Joan, his daughter, Tracy L. Greenleaf and brother, Robert E. Greenleaf. Richard E. “Cud” Greenleaf, 84, of Jay, Maine, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018. A graveside service with full military honors will be held 1 PM, Saturday, October 6th Birchland Cemetery, East Dixfield Road, Jay, Maine. Arrangements by FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine. If desired contributions may be made to: Area Youth Sports – AYS, PO Box 363, Jay, Maine 04239. Messages of condolence may be sent to:

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