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EDDINGTON – Gordon P. McRae, 63, died unexpectedly July 6, 2012, at his home, of a probable heart attack. He was born Sept. 2, 1948, in Rockland, the son of Lincoln E. McRae Jr. and Shelby (Glendenning) McRae.

Gordon was a graduate of Rockland High School, class of 1968. He earned an associate degree in accounting at Husson College. Gordon served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Gordon worked as a truck driver, mechanic and metal fabricator, and had a special interest in steam power. He was an avid Civil War enthusiast, and he was instrumental in forming, along with Bill Lannon, the 6th Maine Artillery Reenacting Unit, and was a long time member of the 20th Maine Company B Infantry. Gordon served on the board of directors of Friends of Fort Knox. He also enjoyed participating in truck pulls at local fairs.

Surviving are his wife, Amy (Hunt) McRae of Eddington; his father, Lincoln McRae Jr. of Owls Head; two daughters, Wendy Lynds and her husband, Chris, of South Port, N.C., and Andrea McRae of Eddington; grandchildren, Cameron, Katelyn, Jackson and Isabella; one brother, Skip McRae and his wife, Gail, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a nephew, Lincoln McRae IV; and a niece, Shelby Soucy.

The family invites relatives and friends to a memorial gathering 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor. Gifts in his memory may be sent to Friends of Fort Knox, P.O. Box 456, Bucksport, ME 04416. Condolences to the family may be expressed at


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