SULLIVAN – Bernard D. Ring, 55, died peacefully Jan. 17, 2014, in Ellsworth in his sleep surrounded by his family.
Bernie was a dedicated father who loved hunting and fishing with his two sons. He loved his greenhouse, gardening, and canning. Bernie was instrumental in bringing the first photopheresis machine to Maine located at Cancer Care of Maine, Lafayette Center, Brewer. Because of Bernie’s struggle, many people will continue to benefit from the generosity and hard work of his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Crowley Ring of Sullivan; two sons, Josh Ring of Sullivan and Chris Ring of Gouldsboro; a special grandson, Christopher Daniel Ring of Gouldsboro; mother, Paula Ring of Sullivan; two brothers, Tim Ring and fiancée, Melanie, of Steuben and Greg Ring and wife, Cathy, of Sorrento; two sisters, Karen Hart and fiancé, Bob, of Vermont and Lisa Ring and fiancé, Bob, of Kennebunk; nephew, Nathan Hart; and niece, Hillary Hart both of Vermont; sister-in-law, Betty Weidner and husband, Bill, of Corea; and special friend, Mike Billings of Prospect Harbor. Bernie was predeceased by his father in March 2006.
At Bernie’s request there will a gathering of family and friends 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth.
God saw he was getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around him and whispered “Come with me”. With tear-filled eyes we watched over him and pleaded that he not fade away. Although we loved him deeply, we knew he could not stay. A golden heart stopped beating. A beautiful person laid to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us. He only takes the best. We love you Bernie.
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.