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BANGOR - Daniel Frederick Priestley, 53, died September 15, 2015, at a local hospital. He was born December 7, 1961, in Wilmington, DE, son of Daniel B. and Elaine C. (Propert) Priestley.

Dan was a graduate of Bangor High School, class of 1979 and Husson College. Dan's passion was radio broadcasting where he was well known and respected. He built, owned and operated several radio stations including 102.1 WGUY, 97.5 WIGY, 1340/106.1 WNZS, 1400 WWNZ and 1230/94.1FM WGUY. Although Dan loved his work, he also enjoyed his role as an uncle and spending time at camp on Hermon Pond in Hampden.

Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Jocelynn (Blanchard) Priestley, one daughter, Laura Priestley, both of Bangor; his parents of Exeter, NH; one sister, Carole Perryman and her husband, Don of Kentucky and their daughter, Caitlin; one brother, David Priestley and his wife, Triecy of Exeter, NH and their sons, Eddie and Drew; special nephews, Travis, Corbin and Corey plus other nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 5pm Monday, September 21, 2015, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor, with the Rev. Tom Obey officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center Street, immediately following the service Monday. Those who wish to remember Dan in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Lafayette Family Cancer Center, C/O EMHS Foundation, P.O. Box 931 Bangor, ME 04402-0931. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on  September 18, 2015
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