CHERRYFIELD – Wayne L. Crabtree, 56, died January 19, 2014 in Eastport. He was born in Bangor, January 28, 1957, the son of the late Blaine and Carol Ann (Sullivan) Crabtree.
Following high school he proudly served his country in the U.S. Air force. Following his discharge, he served the community of Cherryfield for over 20 years working Emergency Medical Services and as a volunteer firefighter for the Cherryfield Fire Department. He was also a Past Master and member of Narraguagus Lodge #88 in Cherryfield. He loved hunting and being at the Hadley Farm.
He is survived by his brother, Michael Crabtree and wife, Danyel, and a sister, Kathi Samko; nieces, and nephews, Sandi Walker, Zachary Johnston, Jonathan Samko, David Crabtree, Soraya Crabtree, Brianna Crabtree, Rebecca Johnston, and Allison Johnston.
Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Cherryfield American Legion with Pastor Max Merrill officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made care of his brother, Michael Crabtree, 11 Chapel St., Eastport, ME 04631 to establish an E.M.S. Scholarship Fund. Arrangements are in care of McClure Family Funeral Services, Machias and Lubec. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mcclurefamilyfuneral.com