BREWER – Samuel D. Crocker, 88, husband of the late Aldine (Bunker) Crocker, died peacefully April 22, 2009, at a Brewer health care facility. He was born May 5, 1920, in Old Town, the son of Frederick and Audeline (Cote) Crocker. Sam attended the University of Maine, Orono and then went to work for South Portland Shipyard, where he met and married the love of his life of 63 years, Aldine. He started his lifelong fur career in Portland and was considered one of the top experts in the field. In 1958, he moved to Bangor to manage the fur department at Freeses department store. He then went on to manage Lyford Woodward Furriers for several years. In 1969, he fulfilled his lifelong dream by opening S.D. Crocker Furriers, retiring in 1990. Sam enjoyed all sports and was an avid golfer, Red Sox and Celtics fan, and loved local sporting events. He was also an avid gardener. He was a loyal member of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church and a past member of the Lion’s Club. Sam was a devoted family man, a dedicated member of the community and a man with a true passion for life. He is survived by his son, Greg Crocker and his wife, Adair, of New Boston, N.H.; two granddaughters, Hilary Crocker Dombroski of Weare, N.H., and Sarah Crocker of Augusta; and three great-grandchildren, Bella Dombroski, Benjamin Crocker and Torin Muccino. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his son, Gary Crocker; and two brothers, Frederick L. Crocker and Harold H. Crocker. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Brewer, with the Rev. Emily Gibson, interim rector, officiating. The family invites relatives and friends for conversation and refreshments after the service at the church. Gifts in his memory may be sent to St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Endowment Fund, 21 Holyoke St., Brewer, ME 04412 or the American Lung Association of ME, P.O. Box 2109, 122 State St., Augusta, ME 04338-2109. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.