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Charles "Chuck" Herrick, 82, died peacefully on July 29, 2016, at Courtland Rehabilitation and Living Center in Ellsworth, ME. He was born November 24, 1933, in Waterbury, CT, the son of Clifford and Nora (Lord) Herrick. He was predeceased by his wife, Joanna (Garstka) Herrick; and brother, Clifford Herrick.

Chuck will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and an avid singer, kayaker and photographer. Chuck and Joanna moved to Bar Harbor after his retirement as a college professor from Eastern Connecticut State University. Though retired, Chuck was very active during his more than twenty years living in Bar Harbor. He worked for Coastal Kayaking and National Park Kayaking, volunteered in the 4 th grade at Conners-Emerson School for 20 years and sang with the Acadia Choral Society and Evensong Singers.

Chuck is survived by his children, Laurie Crisafi of Somers, CT, Karen Lendvay and her husband, James, of Coventry, CT, Alan Herrick and his wife, Jenny, of Glastonbury, CT, and Jennifer Herrick of Newington, CT. He also leaves grandchildren, Jana Crisafi, Sara Crisafi, Rebecca Lendvay, Michael Vesci, Andrew Vesci and Julia Herrick.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 21 Ledgelawn Ave., Bar Harbor. Interment will be at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Bar Harbor. Gifts in Chuck's memory can be made to Evensong Singers at Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County, 14 McKenzie Ave., Ellsworth, ME 04605, the National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or Friends of Acadia, P.O. Box 45, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mt. Desert. Condolences may be made at www.jordanfernald.com.
Published on  August 2, 2016
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