John R. Fales, 61, of Cushing died unexpectedly from health complications at Maine Medical Center on June 16, 2011, surrounded by his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Friends of the Cushing Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 20, Cushing, ME 04563; The Cushing Fire Department, 38 Cross Road, Cushing, ME 04563; or the Knox County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of his life Monday, June 20 at 4 p.m. outside of the Fales Store in Cushing; people are asked to bring a dish to share and their own place setting.