• Phillip A. Watson

    NORTHEAST HARBOR AND NEW YORK Phillip A. Watson, an attorney and an author, died Saturday, Dec. 8, in New York. He was 78. He lived in New York and spent summers with his wife, Cassandra Hopkins Watson, in Northeast Harbor. Phil was raised in Charleston, W.Va. He graduated from Yale University in 1962 with a

  • Russell Melvin Timmons

    Russell Melvin Timmons

    PARKVILLE, MD. On Jan. 4, 2019, Russell Melvin Timmons passed away. He was the beloved husband of the late Rita A. Timmons (Giammari); devoted father of Russell Michael Timmons, Jeffrey Mark Timmons and the late David Anthony Timmons; loving grandfather of W. Ross Murrow, Jeffrey Timmons Jr., Shelbi Timmons, Colby Timmons and Makinley Timmons; dear

  • Pamelia Markwood Neff

    TRENTON Pamelia Markwood Neff, 57, of Trenton died unexpectedly on Dec. 26, 2018, while with her husband, Craig Neff, and his family celebrating the holidays in Roxbury, Conn. She was a universally adored, vibrant, loving, energetic, extraordinarily creative artist and big-picture thinker with a passion for protecting wildlife, habitats and the planet. She and her

  • Dianne L. (McKay) Watson

    MOUNT DESERT Dianne L. (McKay) Watson, 71, died on Dec. 30, 2018, after a long illness. Dianne was born on Jan. 13, 1947, to Katherine L. McKay and John E. McKay in East Orange, N.J. She lived 50 years as a year-round resident on Mount Desert Island. Dianne loved Acadia National Park — hiking as

  • Bruce William Bicknell

    Bruce William Bicknell

    TUCSON, ARIZ. Bruce William Bicknell, 77, died peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 19, 2018, at his home in Tucson, Ariz. He was born on Aug. 14, 1941, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Coleman F. Bicknell and Agnes “Nancy” (Carruthers) Bicknell. Bruce spent his youth in Gorham, and graduated in 1959 from Gorham High School,

  • Joan Karen Dasmann

    BAR HARBOR Joan Karen Dasmann, 76, passed on to heaven on Dec 23, 2018, at MDI Hospital. Born on Nov. 17, 1942, in Oregon, she was the daughter of the late William Patrick Dasmann of San Francisco and West Jefferson, N.C., and Edna May Dasmann of Chillocco, Okla., and San Rafael, Calif. Joan grew up

  • Robert Richard Pyle

    NORTHEAST HARBOR Robert Richard Pyle died Dec. 25, 2018, after a wonderful life. He was born on Oct. 22, 1945, in Phoenixville, Pa., the son of Louise Kaler Sawtelle and James Wesley Pyle. Brought as an infant to Searsport, where he attended grammar school, he began his summer life as a child in his grandparents’

  • Don Eldon Coates

    Don Eldon Coates

    ORONO AND MOUNT DESERT Don Eldon Coates, 97, died peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 23, 2018, at Dirigo Pines Retirement Community in Orono. Don was born in Hillview, Ill., the son of Lloyd Eldon and Lottie Jane (Bridgewater) Coates. Energetic and outgoing, Don was voted most popular in his senior year at Carrollton High

  • Sally C. Rooney

    BAR HARBOR Sally C. Rooney, 80, died Dec. 13, 2018, at Birch Bay Village, Bar Harbor. Born in 1938 in Malden, Mass., she was the daughter of Kellogg W. and Muriel C. Kyle of Stoneham, Mass. Sally graduated from the University of Maine, Orono, becoming the first woman to earn a BS in wildlife management

  • Richard “Maynard” Madar

    Richard “Maynard” Madar

    SEAL COVE Richard “Maynard” Madar, born Aug. 31, 1944, died at home Dec. 8, 2018. He was a private man who led a hard-working and interesting life. His wealth of experience gave him many stories to share with those who knew him. Though he grew up in New Jersey, he was a Mainer by nature,