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PITTSFIELD - Maynard E. Dahlgren, 83, died peacefully on Thursday, October 8, 2015, in Bangor.

Maynard was born on April 7, 1932, in Woodland, Maine, the son of the late Evald and Gladys (Nelson) Dahlgren. He graduated from Maine Central Institute with the class of 1949 and married his high school sweetheart, Wanda Green. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy. Maynard was well known in the Pittsfield community as he was the longtime owner of Maynard's Barbershop, and then delivered mail for the Pittsfield Post Office until his retirement. He was also involved in the Pittsfield Jaycees, served on the town council, and was the mayor of Pittsfield for two terms.

Maynard enjoyed being outdoors; golfing, gardening, yardwork, and swimming in his backyard pool. He loved his snacks, loved to dance, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He had many neighbors that became dear, lifelong friends. Maynard was a unique man; kind, patient, loving, and truly a friend to all who met him. He always gave of himself to any that needed him and was an inspiration to all, especially, his children and grandchildren who will feel his love and guidance forever. It has been said that if you could handpick your dad, you would pick him. He will be lovingly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Wanda Dahlgren of Pittsfield; children, Rhonda Magnus Crowe and husband, Tim, of Newport, Kirk Dahlgren and Rhonda Allen of Detroit, and Jennifer Cram and husband, Harry, of Pittsfield; grandchildren, Jason Magnus and Tracey Coolen, Jeffrey Magnus and wife, Tifany Wijaya, and Jordyn Cram; great granddaughter, Sierra Magnus; sisters, Rita Cushman and Elaine Doughty; sisters-in-law, Wahneta Dahlgren and Margaret "Peg" Thompson; brothers-in-law, George Gray and Ronald Kinney; son-in-law, Hal Magnus; several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

He was predeceased by his parents; infant sister, Louise; brother, Lendal Dahlgren; sister, Leola Gray; and daughter-in-law Gloria Dahlgren.

A graveside service will be held at a later date.

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Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
Published on  October 12, 2015
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