PORTLAND – Chadwick Ryan Sage, 32, died unexpectedly Sept. 17, 2009. Chad graduated from John Bapst Memorial High School in 1995. Chad will be remembered for his ability to smile even when things were down and always up for giving the best hugs. He loved to spend time with his family at camp on Schoodic Lake, Brownville, around the campfire. He was very creative, artistic and enjoyed music. Chad is survived by his parents, Gary and Carlene Sage; his sisters, Leah Germon and Pamela Davis; and his special friend, Taylor Johnson. He will be remembered as the best uncle, who never missed a chance to tease and pick on his nieces and nephews, Mark Jacques, Samantha Murphy, Lana Tessier, Toni Pierce, Johnathan Jacques, Amanda Jacques, Cody Jacques and Dylan Germon. He had a newfound love for his great-niece, Sage Pierce, his little “panda bear.” Chad held a special fondness for his brother-in-laws, Duane and Wendell, for all their love and support they showed his family. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Elwin and Marion Sage, Natalie and Roger Merrill and Carlyle Johnson. A celebration of Chad’s life will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Universalist Unitarian Church, Park Street, Bangor, with a gathering afterward at the Dorothy Center at the church. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Sage’s Down Syndrome “Buddy Walk” team at www.firstgiving. com/chadspanda. Online condolence may be made at www.crabielripostafuneralhome.com.