Samuel T. “Sam” Chisholm



Southwest Harbor

Samuel T. “Sam” Chisholm, 67, died unexpectedly, June 7, 2021, at his home in Southwest Harbor. He was born Nov. 29, 1953, in Quincy, Mass., the son of Harry F. and Margaret (Spooner) Chisholm.

Sam was a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, with the last few years working as Homeland Security. He served the community of Southwest Harbor for 43 years as an ambulance attendant, police officer and as the Southwest Harbor Fire Department chief for 20 years. Sam found it very rewarding helping people.

Sam enjoyed being a ham radio operator. He loved the weather, especially storms. He enjoyed teaching firefighting, working with electronics and helping with the town radios.

Sam and his wife, Kim, were married for 34 years. They enjoyed walking in the park with their rescue dogs and going to camp. He followed his two sons’ careers and was very proud of their accomplishments.

Sam is survived by his wife, Kim M. (Norwood) Chisholm; two sons, Tommy Chisholm and Nathan Chisholm and wife, Kristy; two grandchildren, Avyn and Rue; sister, Donna Delaware; and Judy Cousins, who was like a second mother.

He was predeceased by his parents.

A celebration of Sam’s life will be announced at a future date. Those who desire may make contributions in Sam’s memory to the Southwest Harbor Fire Association, P.O. Box 666, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679.

Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

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