HOLDEN – Aaron M. Miner, 32, lost his courageous battle with cancer April 29, 2009, surrounded by loving family, at his aunt’s home in Orrington. He was born March 9, 1977, in Bangor, the son of Jacquelyn A. Miner. Aaron was raised in Eddington and attended Brewer High School. He proudly earned his GED a few years later. Aaron completed training as a welder in Portland and worked installing sheet metal throughout the state. Aaron loved nature, animals and the great outdoors. He learned many outdoor skills from his years of Scouting and continued throughout his life to use those skills hiking, camping, fishing and at times living mostly off the land. Aaron was predeceased by his loving mother, Jackie Miner, in 2001; his maternal grandfather, Thomas S. Miner Sr.; and two aunts, Jeannine and Judy Miner. He is survived by his maternal grandmother, Ruth E. Miner of Orrington; uncles, Thomas S. Miner Jr. and his wife, Jane, of Holden, and Kenneth Maloney of Holden; aunts, Pauline R. Prahm of Orrington and Evelyn A. Miner of Brewer; and cousins, Kelley J. Goodell, Alicia M. Tozier and her husband, Ronald, of Orrington, Gary Miner and his wife, Krissy, of Brewer, Michelle McLeod and Christopher Miner of Bangor, Daniel Miner and his wife, Amy Pryka, of Kent, Wash., and Mandy MacFadden and her husband, Mark, of Warrenton, Ore. Aaron will also be sadly missed by several second cousins, especially Anthony, Kyle and Nicholas, who thought of him as an uncle; and his special friend, Kimberly Becker of Bangor. Aaron wished to thank all the wonderful people he and his Aunt Polly met at CancerCare of Maine, especially Kay and Mary; Drs. Deschler and Lin and the staff at Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston; New Hope Hospice staff, particularly Lisa, Mary, Valerie and Paula; and a special thank you to Dr. Elizabeth Weiss. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Brookings-Smith, Clark-Piper Chapel, 55 South Main St., Brewer, with the Rev. Carl Schreiber, pastor of East Orrington Congregational Church, officiating. Relatives and friends are welcome to call noon until the time of service. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments after the service at Brookings-Smith Reception Rooms, 55 South Main St., Brewer. Gifts in his memory may be sent to CancerCare of Maine, care of Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931. Private interment will be held at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery, where Aaron will rest forever with his mother.