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PRESQUE ISLE - George Frank Higgins, 88, died on April 23, 2016 at home. He was born the son of Frank & Marie (Washburn) Higgins on March 13, 1928 in Presque Isle.

George graduated from Presque Isle High School, the University of Maine, and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He did his residency in OB/GYN at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. He then came back to Presque Isle where he practiced medicine for 30 years.

He was an avid pilot and also served as an FAA Aviation Medical Examiner for 56 years.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Caroline (Taylor) Higgins; brother, Paul (Darlene) Higgins, all of Presque Isle, daughters Kendra Farris (David) of Portland, Oregon and Emily McDevitt (Jonathan) of Camden, Maine; son, Tim (Nancy Reichley) of Seattle, Washington, and son-in-law Ed Steltzer of Hampden, Maine. Grandchildren include Andrew, Cameron and Leah (Tim) Steltzer, Brian (Alexis) and Nick (Becky) Farris, Matt and Katie Higgins, Jonathan Jr. and Henry McDevitt; and a brother-in-law, Ernest Hughes of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Allison Steltzer and his sister, Nancy Hughes.

The family will hold a private ceremony and there will be no funeral. Those who wish may donate in his name to the Presque Isle Congregational Church. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at http://www.duncan-graves.com
Published on  April 28, 2016
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