Kenneth "Bus" Strickland Sr., 87 of Searsport passed away Sunday November 1, 2009 at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta. He was born November 23, 1921 in Torrington, Connecticut the son of Kenneth B. and Sarah (Perr) Strickland. Bus was a US Air Force veteran of WWII. He then went on to be in the Air National Guard. He owned and operated a dairy farm in Connecticut until 1957 when they moved to Maine and began working at Delta Chemical where he stayed until retirement. Bus was also very active in the Boy Scouts for many years. He loved animals, the outdoors and fishing. He is predeceased by his parents and sister Jeanette Shirlock. Bus is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mona Strickland of Searsport; his son Kenneth Strickland Jr. and wife Kathy of Searsport; grandchildren Megan Work and wife Jason of Stockton Springs, Michaela Strickland, Benjamin Strickland, and Kendra Strickland all of Searsport, and five nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Friday, November 6, 2009 at 2:00pm at Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home 182 Waldo Ave. Belfast, Maine. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in his memory to the Boy Scouts Katahdin Area Council, P.O. Box 1869, Bangor, ME 04402. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.crabielripostafuneralhome.com.