OAKFIELD – Gary A Crandall, 63, died Oct. 6, 2010, in Bangor. He was born Oct. 8, 1946, in Island Falls, the son of Kenneth Sr. and Pansy (Sherman) Crandall. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during Vietnam and received three Purple Hearts. He was a member of Frank B. Holden Post No. 52, Oakfield, Houlton Lodge of Elks and a lifetime member of North American Hunting Club. He retired in 2001 from Northland Telephone Co. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Robin (Stairs) Crandall; one son, Matthew Crandall and his fiancee, Donna; one daughter, Hilary and her husband, Torry Lane, all of Oakfield; three grandchildren, Janie, Colton and Mariah; two sisters-in-law, Jennie, wife of Dale, and Carolyn, wife of Kenneth Jr.; several nieces and nephews, Bruce and Dede Edkins, Beth Edkins, Lisa and Brian Boutilier, Allison and Rick Burpee, Kenneth and Melissa Crandall, Bethany O’Donoghue, and Raymond and Keri-Ann Crandall; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and Robin’s uncle and Gary’s good friend, Gordon Stairs. A graveside funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Oakfield Cemetery with David Hutchinson officiating. A time of fellowship will be after at the Pond House. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Post 52 Memorial Fund, care of Bowers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 579, Houlton, ME 04730.
GARY A. CRANDALL
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