Linwood S. “Woody” Leighton passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 10, 2022. Woody was born in Bass Harbor on Aug. 6, 1940, to Newell “Everett” and Juanita Leighton. Woody lived a quiet but active life with his beloved wife of 64 years, M. Irene Leighton, who predeceased him a short four months ago.
He worked most of his career as a mechanic, although he retired from JN Mills Co., where he was the office manager. Woody was a very outgoing person, and it was often said that “he never met a stranger.”
In their younger years, Woody and Irene loved to travel and take motorcycle rides. Lately, they stayed closer to home and enjoyed their daily walk at Seawall. They adored their family and their visits with them.
Woody is survived by his sons, Michael and his wife, Phyllis, and David and his wife, Patty; grandchildren, Valerie, Heather, Travis, Katie and Kasey; great-grandchildren, Paige, Autumn and Aspen; brother-in-law, Jerry Hill, and his wife, Margaret; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife, parents and brother Randy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Woody’s memory to either the Southwest Harbor Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 437, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 or the Northern New England Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Honoring the wishes of Woody and Irene, a private graveside service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Acadia Burial and Cremation Direct, 248 State St., Ellsworth.
Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com.