David P. Stowell
David Porter Stowell, 71, of South Paris died of natural causes at Togus Veterans’ Hospital on August 13. He was born in Lewiston on July 14, 1942.
David was predeceased by his beloved wife Holly Sanborn. They had 33 years together before she died in 2008.
David was also predeceased by both of his parents, H. Kirke and Tressa Milton Stowell of Bryant Pond, as well as his brother, Dexter Milton Stowell of Bethel.
His three surviving sisters include Sally Stowell Tessicini of Sarasota, Fla., Sylvia Stowel Hauzenblas of Bryant Pond and Sandra StowellSeaver of Bethel. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Janet Sutherland Stowell of Bethel and Sally’s husband Cid Tessicini of Sarasota, Fla. David had 12 nieces and nephews and over 19 great nieces and nephews, counting Holly’s descendants.
David graduated from Woodstock Grammar School and Gould Academy. He served in the U. S. Army from 1964 to 1966 in the 69thSignal Bn. His year of service as a radio operator in Long Binh, Vietnam earned him the Vietnam Service medal. Upon release from duty, he attended Tufts University and Nasson College, and served in the U. S. Army Reserves. He received an honorable discharge in 1970. David worked at Stowell Wood Products in Bryant Pond in administration until the wood turning products mill closed.
He loved baseball, following the Red Sox avidly most of his life; he also enjoyed attending horse racing in Maine and other spots he visited. In later years he collected several sporty cars.
For 28 years Dave’s mission in life was to faithfully and zealously care for his wife after she was diagnosed with M.S.
In relationships with others, David was kind and sweetly considerate. His faith in Christ encompassed many years.
Graveside burial services were held at Lakeside Cemetery in Bryant Pond on Sunday, Aug. 18, led by Pastor Eric Hanson. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Activity Center of Patriots Place in his memory; Togus Veterans’ Hospital, 1 VA Ctr., Unit 73, Augusta, ME 04330. Arrangements are under the care of Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Oxford.