Waterville - with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Clarence E. Bickford Jr., 87, of Waterville, Maine. Chuck passed away peacefully at Northern Light Inland Hospital on December 4, 2022, surrounded by his family.Chuck was born on November 22, 1935, in Belfast, Maine. He is the son of Clarence E. Bickford Sr. and Loulie M. (Tasker) of Jackson, Maine.Chuck graduated from Morse Memorial High School in Brooks, Maine. He attended and graduated from UMO with a BA in Business Administration in 1960. He also attended Northwestern University obtaining his Master's Degree in Trusts and Estates.Chuck served as a Captain in the US Army and the Army Reserves for 10 years. He started his career in banking with Federal Trust Company in 1960. He would eventually serve as Vice President of the Trust Department of Merrill Bank for many years. He was an active member of his community. He managed Happy Wheels Skating Center in Winslow from 1962-1979. He served on the Board of Directors of Waterville Osteopathic Hospital for 35 years. Chuck was Treasurer of the Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers. He was both a Director and Treasurer for the Mid Maine Chapter of the American Red Cross. Chuck was an active member in the Kiwanis Club and served as Lt. Governor in 1983. He was on the Board of Kennebec Valley Community College.Chuck was the recipient of the Distinguished Community Service Award from the Mid Maine Chamber of Commerce in 2004. He received the John F. Grant Public Service Award. He was an active member of the Rotary Club. These are some of his many accomplishments.Chuck was predeceased by his parents and his longtime precious cat, Pudgy. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Joan Bickford of Waterville; his daughter Brenda Doyon and husband Doug of Cornville; his grandson Ryan Stetson and his daughter Jenicka of Winslow; his grandson Michael Stetson and wife Erica and their children Keira and Aidan of Winslow; his grandson Chad Doyon and his daughter Maci Lynn Doyon of Corinna; and his grandson John Doyon of Benton. He is survived by loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and a host of longtime friends. He is also survived by his loving cat, Tictac.Family and Friends may visit from 1-3 pm on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, WatervilleIn lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maine Children's Home, 93 Silver Street, Waterville, Maine 04901, Attention Development, www.mainechildrenshome.org.