BANGOR - Christopher E. Black, 37, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at his home from a fall caused by a seizure. He was born Feb. 28, 1975, in Bangor, the only son of Dorothy (Faulkner) Andrews of Bangor and Earl C. Black of Holden.
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He is survived by his mother, father; stepmother, Anna Perna; stepbrother Robert E. Andrews and wife, Ellen, of Sheboygan, Wis.; stepsister, Jennifer A. Rancourt and husband, Kevin, of Turner; nieces and nephews, Rebecca and Benjamin Rancourt, Matthew, Lauren and Erin Andrews; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and his special black lab dog, Sadie. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Douglas and Helen Faulkner and Edna and Russell Black; and stepfather, Robert E. Andrews Sr.
Christopher attended schools in Eddington and Holden, graduating from Brewer High School, in 1993, and the University of Maine, in 1999, with a degree in chemical engineering. He was currently affiliated with Clean Harbors as an environmental technician. As a youth he was involved in Boy Scouts, which earned him the rank of Eagle Scout and a love for the outdoors. He became a registered guide for white water rafting excursions. Some of his passions were attending professional sporting events, whether it was baseball, football or basketball, his dogs, collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia and gourmet cooking. Some treasured memories were a recent tour of the Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field with his mother and the Wisconsin family, attending Red Sox games, climbing Mount Katahdin and zip lining in Florida with his dad at Gatorland. Christopher will be sadly missed by all that loved him.
A celebration of his life will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at All Souls Congregational Church, 10 Broadway, Bangor, with the Rev. Dr. James L. Haddix, pastor and teacher, officiating. A reception will be afterward in the vestry of the church. Those who wish to remember Christopher in a special way may make gift in his memory to Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published in BDN Maine from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2013