Creighton Charles Blenkhorn, 89, of Edgecomb, died July 22 in Damariscotta after a brief illness.
He was born on Aug. 28, 1928 in Beverly, Mass. to Charles Blenkhorn and Stacia Blenkhorn (nee Latarski).
Creighton attended Hamilton High and upon graduation served honorably during the Korean War under General Curtis LeMay in Morocco. Upon returning to the states he trained as an architectural designer/engineer, designing many buildings in the North Shore area of Boston.
He married Justine Blenkhorn (nee Rice) in 1955 and they had four children, Stephen, Leslie, John and Heidi.
Creighton moved his family to California in 1964 and eventually became director of the Carpenters in the Eleven Southern Counties of California for the Carpenters and Apprenticeship Training. After retiring he and Justine moved back to live on Cape Cod and, being an avid golfer, loved traveling often to Ireland and eventually they settled on a salt water farm of 30 acres on the Maine coast overlooking the harbor of Wiscasset.
He loved the ocean and he loved his dogs, Rosie, Little Bits, Squeaky, Olive and Lillian Langtree Russell and Jack the Russell to name just a few.
Creighton is survived by his wife, Justine of Edgecomb; sons, Stephen, Leslie, and John; and daughter, Heidi, all of Los Angeles and Ventura, Calif.
There will be a private service in the Veterans Cemetery in Augusta in honor of his military service and in lieu of flowers it was Creighton’s wish that donations be made to your local animal shelter.