George A. Stetson, 94, of Pittston, slipped away peacefully with Jesus on Saturday, December 14, 2013 with loving family at his side at MaineGeneral in Augusta \r\r\nGeorge was born on November 30, 1919 in Belgrade to Arthur W. and Katherine (Kunkle) Stetson. He grew in Winthrop, excelling in athletics and graduating from Winthrop High School in 1938. After working as a logger in Flagstaff he enlisted in the Army Air corp. \r\r\nGeorge served in WW II stationed on Attu Island in Alaska. During that time he met the lov of his life, Lucile Yensen, at a USO dance on New Year’s Eve. Four months later, they were married on April 19, 1943 \r\r\nGeorge and Luci drove back to Maine after his discharge and settled in Pittston. He was employed by Bonafide Mills in Winthrop and then the Kennebec Journal in Augusta retiring in 1983. He loved to bowl, participating in National Championships, and won several city of Augusta Horseshoe championships even in his 80s. He and Luci are avid Red Sox fans. \r\r\nGeorge leaves behind his loving wife of 70 years, and sons; Robert Stetson and wife Cheryl of Bangor, David Stetson of Pittston, daughters Maggie Cook of Chesterville, and Nancy Stetson of Pittston, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, several cousins, a wonderful church family, and many loving friends. \r\r\nHis sweet spirit and gentle, loving, generous nature will surely be missed by all who knew him. “He was a man of few but important words. It was fascinating when you could get him to tell stories of his life. He always thinking of others and always very generous. He has touched so many lives and will be missed dearly. There aren't enough kind words in the English language to describe what a wonderful man he was.” \r\r\nVisiting hours will be at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave, Gardiner Wednesday evening from 5-7PM December 18. \r\r\nThe funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 19, at 11AM. A short reception will follow at the First Baptist Church, 47 Church St. in Gardiner. \r\r\nIn lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Kennebec Humane Society of Augusta. \r\r\nThere will be a graveside service in the Spring.