“I can not say enough good things about Dr. Paton. Kind, soft spoken, and understanding, he will always be among my favorite college professors. I had the amazing opportunity to take his history class at NMCC. It was during this time that I faced a very difficult time in my life. Dr. Paton was always there to offer me words of encouragement. I won an award in college and I have to say he was the only college professor of mine to send me an email to congradulate me on my accomplishments after...
“John and I were in the same class in high school, and I lost track of him afterwards. He was a quiet, intelligent and studious classmate and I felt that he would succeed at whatever he chose. I am happy to know that he used his love of history to share his knowledge and passion with so many young people and was an inspiration to them.
I am so pleased to learn that he had a wonderful life and a loving family. He was a star that will shine on in the hearts of all those who had the...
“I am sad for your loss. I was fortunate enough to take history from Dr. Paton at UMFK and I learned and learned and learned from this soft spoken and quiet hearted professor. He knew his stuff and made history come alive for me. It was the last class I had to complete my undergraduate degree and I had dropped it several times as a very young student many years ago. Dr. Paton not only got me through the class but I really developed a love of history. I will always remember him standing at...
“Daddy, I miss you more than words can express. You were one of the best parts of my world. I miss your patience and how well you listened to me. I was a lucky daughter to have you as my Dad. I know you are at peace now and that keeps me moving forward and gives me some comfort. We are all a little less without you in our lives. I love you Dad and bless you! Love, Becky
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“Becky and Aunt Priscilla, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have not seen John in many years but I know what he meant to you all. One memory that has always stuck with me was when Grammies house in Waterville was in the process of being sold and Aunt Priscilla wanted to spend the night. he took her, even with the house empty. He was a good man whom I am proud to have known.
“Becky, I am so glad and fortunate to have been able to share is a portion of John's life. He forever holds a special place in my heart. There are so many happy memories that will help get you through until you and John meet again. Thank you for sharing him with all of us Caribou High School girls.
Lots of love,
“Your father was an incredible man and Ill miss our weekly visits. I'm proud to have known the both of you! even if for just a short time.
“I had the honor of working with John for several years. He was a good friend and a person we all looked up to. I am sorry for his family for his loss. The world is truly a lesser place without him.
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PRESQUE ISLE -- John R. Paton, Ph.D., 70, of Presque Isle, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at a local hospital with his family at his side. John was born in Clinton, Mass., and attended schools in Bernardston, Mass., and Unity-Freedom High School after the family moved to Troy. John was...Read More