From Presque Isle Maine --- March 1987
P. FAY LADNER
PRESQUE ISLE --- P. FayLadner, 78, died March 19, 1987, at his residence in Presque Isle. He was born in Bangor, Aug. 30, 1908, the son of James and Annie (Mahany) Ladner. He was raised and attended hools in Fort Fairfield before moving to Presque Isle in 1935. He married Viola (Ferland) Ladner on July 12, 1935. At that time hewas employed by the National Biscuit Company before becoming employed by the ABC Bakery for 12 years. In 1947 he and his family moved to Mapleton where they operated Ladner's General Store for nine years. From 1956 to 1969 he owned and operated Fay Ladner's Esso Service Center in Presque Isle. Prior to his retirement Ladner's Car Wash. Fay will be long remembered for his great interest in all areas of sports particularly for being an outstanding baseball player and manager for the Presque Isle Indians and also an umpire-In-chief for the Maine New Brunswick baseball league. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Rev. John J. Harris Council, Knights of Columbus and was a member of St. Mary's Parish Council for many years. A former member and director of the Presque Isle Country Club, a member of the Abanaki Club, Kiwanis Club, and the Presque Isle Area Chamber of Commerce. He is survived by his wife of 51 years of Presque Isle; one son, Daniel; one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Ronald Knight all of Presque Isle; Four granddaughters, Tamara Ladner of Woburn, Mass., Margo Bair and husband Richard; three grandsons, Jason, Ryan and Darren Knight; two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jessica Bair all of Presque Isle; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Basil. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Claude Albert celebrant. Friends may call at Graves Funeral Home, 2:30-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday where prayers will be said at 8:30 p.m. Spring interment will be in North Main Street Catholic Cemetery, Presque Isle. Those who wish may make donations in his memory to the charity of their choice.