Andrew W. Elvin


Andy W. Elvin, 58, died peacefully at Maine General Hospital after a long illness, family by his side. He was born May 20, 1963, in Maryland, the son of David and Nancy (Malone) Elvin.

He grew up in Augusta, graduated from Cony High School in 1981 and attended the University of Vermont, where he earned a BA in political science.

His professional life began in Boston. Working for Filene’s Department Store, he became recognized as a gifted salesman, launching a career affording extensive travel that moved him to San Francisco and Philadelphia — his kindness and good humor drawing an expanding circle of dear friends.

He loved his family, and visited his parents, sister and friends on Mount Desert Island at every opportunity.

Surviving Andy, in addition to his beloved partner, Kenneth Pamphrey, of Fairfield, are his mother, Nancy Elvin, of Bass Harbor, sister Susan and her husband, Bill Comstock, of Arlington, Mass., and their son Noah, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Andy was predeceased by his father, David.

There will be a private family service in Southwest Harbor at a later date. Those who wish to remember Andy in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Preble Street Social Services, 55 Portland St., Portland, ME 04101. Condolences to the family may be expressed at


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