HARMONY – Stanley William Knowlton peacefully passed from this life to the next on the morning of May 23, 2023 surrounded by family.

He was born Oct. 1, 1931 in Harmony to Neva (Frost) Knowlton and Mahlon Knowlton. After completing his secondary education, Stanley enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Japan as an airplane mechanic where his love of flying was nurtured.

Upon returning home, Stanley married Muriel “Mim” Barker of Athens in 1956 and they made their home in Harmony. He and his brother Gerald built a successful home construction business, building many beautiful homes in the Central Maine area until retirement.

With a deep love of the outdoors, Mim and Stan hunted, fished and traveled extensively. In his 91 years, he visited all 50 states and found, apart from Maine, Alaska to be a special place. Stan built and enjoyed his camps on Great Moose Lake and Foss Pond where he and Mim made many memories and even more dear friends.

Stanley is survived by his sister, Gail (Folsom) McKenney of Skowhegan, former sister-in-law, Agnes Nickles of Skowhegan, brother-in-law, Robert Williams of Weston; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his mother and father; his wife Mim; brother, Elmer Knowlton and wife Electa, brother, Gerald Knowlton and sisters Winona Williams, Kaye Bussell and Raye McGinley and husband Ronnie, brother-in-law, Carl McKenney; nephews Dwayne Knowlton, Donald Herrick, and Carl McKenney Jr.

Stan left this world with no regrets. “I’ve had a good life. I’ve done everything I wanted to do; I really have.”

At Stan’s request, there will be no committal service. Family, friends and neighbors are invited to an open house style celebration of life at his home in Harmony on June 25 from 12 to 3:00 p.m.

For those wishing to honor Stan in some way, please spend some time outdoors enjoying the beauty of nature and all it has to offer; and maybe raise a glass to an all-around good guy.

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