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BREWER - Dana Allen Chapman, 54, of Brewer passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 11. Dana is the son of the late Philip J. Chapman, Sr. and Elsie (Tracy) Chapman. He was born on June 8, 1961 in Bangor. Dana graduated from Brewer High School in 1980 where he participated in sports throughout his high school days.

Many of you know Dana as the owner of Perfection Limousine & Snowplowing Service in Brewer.

Dana was predeceased by his father, Philip J Chapman, Sr.; his paternal grandparents; George & Frances Chapman, Sr.; his maternal grandparents, Asie & Lillian Tracy; he was also predeceased by many aunt and uncles.

Dana is survived by his mother, Elsie (Tracy) Chapman of Brewer; two sisters, Debra (Chapman) Byrne and her husband Michael of Winslow; Tandra (Chapman) Manzo of Pittsfield and her friend, Scott Moen of Albion; two brothers, Philip J. Chapman, Jr. and his friend Annette of Brewer; Rick Chapman of Bangor and Veronica of Veazie. He is also survived by twelve nieces and nephews, Erik, Amanda and Kevin Byrne; Philip III and Rebecca Chapman; Shailene and Victoria Chapman; Daniel, Cody, Randy, Keely & John Manzo. Two special Aunts; Irma (Tracy) Bentley of Texas City, Texas and Shelia (Tracy) Pelkey of Ridgeville, South Carolina and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is also survived by his special hairdresser, and friend, Carol Small of Newport.

Dana made friends very easily and he had many special friends. Special friends include Eddie Rice of Brewer; Mike Lucas, John Largay, and Ralph McPherson all of Bangor; and Dana Turell of Portland. Dana's best friends were his two brothers, Rick and Philip Chapman Jr. Dana lived with his mother and took pride in taking such good care of her.

We hold very special memories of Dana in our hearts. Love lives and those we love are never really lost. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. We know Dana will forever be watching over his family and friends. Until we meet again my friend, "Good-Bye Dana."

At the request of family, there will be no services. Those who wish to remember Dana may send donations in his memory to Elsie Chapman, 124 Union Street, Brewer, ME 04412.
Published on  July 14, 2015
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