Arden L. Peach, 91, of Bar Harbor died peacefully on April 10, 2020, in Rotonda Lakes, Fla. He was born Nov. 9, 1928, in Bar Harbor to Betsey E. (Higgins) and Malcolm B. Peach.
Arden graduated from Bar Harbor High School in 1947 and married his high school sweetheart, Liane Nickerson, in 1951. Arden and Liane shared over 65 years of love and life together in Bar Harbor.
Arden served in the U.S. Army as a front-line medic in the Korean War. Arden was proud to have been able to serve his country, and in later years remained active in various veterans organizations and American Legion Post 25 in Bar Harbor.
Upon returning from Korea, Arden joined The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor and remained there for a career that spanned more than 40 years. Arden enjoyed being a part of The Jax Lab community and had many fond memories of friends and co-workers from over the years.
During the 1970s, Arden joined the ranks of the Bar Harbor Police Reserves and actively served for many years as a “regular.” He worked night shifts as a patrolman during the summer months and provided supervision and crowd control at local gatherings and local sporting events throughout the year.
Arden and Liane built a wonderful camp at Little Webb Pond in Waltham, where they enjoyed family and friends for close to 50 years. Camp became one of their favorite places, and the people of Waltham and the Little Webb community held a very special place in their hearts.
Arden is survived by his loving sister, Eleanor Raynes of Bar Harbor; his children, Cynthia Peach and husband, James Chaput, Daniel Peach and husband, Ricky Dyer, Douglas Peach and wife, Ellen; and his grandchildren, Elizabeth Chaput, Thomas Chaput, Kate Peach, Kristen Peach, Ben Peach, Emma Peach and Adam Peach, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held later this spring in Bar Harbor.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Legion Post 25 in Bar Harbor.