Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:16 p.m.

ELLSWORTH – Bruce W. Guptill, “Guppy,” 57, died July 26, 2008, at a Bangor hospital, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Bruce graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1969. After high school, he went to work for Maine Department of Transportation and in 1977, Bruce started work at the Bucksport mill, where he continued to work for the next 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jane (Dodge) Guptill; one son, Steven M. Guptill; his mother, Mary P. Guptill; two sisters, Sandra Guptill of Winter Harbor, and Gail Johnston and her husband, Tommy, of Hancock; one brother, David Guptill of Lamoine; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Linwood “Woody” Guptill. At Bruce’s request, there will be no services.