BROOKLIN – Russell L. Candage Sr., 75, passed away July 16, 2004, surrounded by family and friends, following a courageous battle with cancer. Russell was born June 1, 1929, in Brooklin, the son of the late Bert M. and Mary E. (Bowden) Candage. He attended the Brooklin Elementary School and was a soldier in the Korean War as a member of the 712th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion. Russell was the recipient of two Bronze Service Stars and a United Nations Service Medal. He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman as well as a skilled mason. Russell is survived by his eight children, Dennis Candage and his wife, Deborah, and their children, Spencer, Zachariah, Shelbi and Elijah of Penobscot; Dana Candage and his partner, Mary Ann McGuire, of Sedgwick; Rusty Candage and his wife, Brandi, and their son, Marcus, of Blue Hill; Mary (Candage) Nevells and her husband, Jamie, and their son, Kaleb, of Blue Hill; Scott Candage and his wife, Lisa, and their three children of Merrimac Mass.; Karen Vadeboncoeur and her husband, Bob, and their four children and five grandchildren of Derry, N.H.; Valerie Candage and her two children of Massachusetts; Sheila Cunningham and her husband, Paul, and their four children and six grandchildren of Massachusetts; three siblings, Ruby (Candage) Pinkham, Alberta (Candage) Abbott and Bert Candage Jr.; many cousins and friends; and his faithful dog, Skeeter. Russell was predeceased by two brothers, Norman Candage and Raymond Candage; and three infant children, Mary, Lewis and Raymond Candage. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.