Sam Crawford

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Sam Crawford

January 11, 1978 - February 04, 2019

Orland - Sam's life was cut way too short due to a tragic fire on February 4, 2019. He was born on January 11, 1978 in the middle of a winter hurricane. That set the pace for his whirlwind short life. He lived his life to the fullest. His family was his world, second came his animals everything else had to follow. Anyone who knew Sam could see how big his heart was. If he saw a stray animal in need of a home, it came. He also did the same for many of his friends. If he thought, he could help in some way he would try.
Sam was self-employed as S.C. Crawford General Contractor for over 20 years in the MDI and Down East area, even as far out to some of the islands and Fort Knox for long cold winter pointing granite. He loved a challenge and took pride in his work.
Growing up in North Orland he loved his trucks and MUD RUNNING. Sam was the original Dukes of Hazard learning to drive on North Orland's dirt road and boy could he throw a party.
Sam attended Bucksport High School and HCTC graduating in 1996 and attended EMCC to become a machinist but could not stand to be cooped up inside.
He leaves behind his parents Steve and Darla Crawford of North Orland, his fiancée Cassandra Morse (Casey) of North Orland, his children; Denika Cunningham and partner Mike Darragh and granddaughter Riley and Negan a new grandson coming in March of Eddington, Mariah Jerome and partner Alex Chaffee and grand dog Bandit of North Orland, Lillian Adel Crawford and Ella May Pearl Crawford of North Orland, grandparents Louis & May Dawn Small of Etna. Many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Let us not forget his animal family the horses, minis, steers, pigs, chickens, rabbits, dogs and cats. As you can see his love of animal and strays.
Family and friends will gather for a funeral service at 2:00pm on Sunday February 10, 2019 at the Orland Community Center. In lieu of flowers donations in Sam's memory may be made to an animal shelter of choice or to Steve and Darla Crawford who are setting up a trust for Sam's children. Arrangements are under the care of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services Bucksport. (
Published on February 7, 2019
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David Mele
Feb 14, 2019
Darla and Steve, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Although I never got to know him, I can see by reading his obituary what a wonderful man he became. That's a great tribute to both of you. Wishing you and the whole family peace and strength coping with this tragedy.
Ron Harig
Feb 12, 2019
We just heard about Sam’s tragic passing out here in Colorado. Sam and his crew did some work for us at our little family home in Seal Harbor. We didn’t know him well but were impressed with his honesty, work ethic and fairness. That says a lot about a man. Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones.
Michele Jamieson Zigrossi
Feb 10, 2019
I remember Sam when he was a young boy. My mother, Cathy, used to babysit him. Our family is so very sorry for this tragic loss. Prayers sent to his family & friends.
Feb 10, 2019
Sam you were a good friend and class mate. Always a smile and hi. You would help anyone that needed it and that didn’t change in a little over 20 +yrs. Sam saving your family and trying to save the family dog is Unselfish and heroic! As your family grieves .. I will be sending positive thoughts ! RIP Sam
Feb 08, 2019
My prayers go out to Sam Crawford's family. Such a sad ending, to a man who sounds like his heart was so full of love and compassion. God Bless Sam's children and family in his absence.
Anna Burpee
Feb 08, 2019
I remember Sam as a child about 7years old. Sam always had a beautiful smile and mischief in his eye. So sorry for your loss.
Mickey & Angie Maguire
Feb 08, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Joyce Porter
Feb 08, 2019
Steven and Darla, words can not express the sympathy I have for you both. Sam was a good soul and you should be so proud. I speak for the entire Porter family when I say we are all so sorry for your loss.
Amber Burpee
Feb 08, 2019
Steve, Darla and family. My heart goes out to you at this very tragic time. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Michelle Burns
Feb 08, 2019
Sending hugs and love from Kentucky! I am Gloria's granddaughter (Susan Porters youngest daughter) and the news has saddened us deeply. We are praying for ALL of you! I hope that in the next few days you all can find some comfort. We will be thinking of you all.

Love from all of The Porter Family!
Sharon Gaff
Feb 08, 2019
Darla, Steve and family... I was so sorry to hear about your son... you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Saunie Brown & Jeff Stockwell
Feb 07, 2019
We didn't know you too well Sam, but we always enjoyed chatting with you and watching you run your mud truck. Glad we could share those fun times. Fly high our Mud Brother and be at peace.
Georgie ketch
Feb 07, 2019
Darla, Steve and family heart breaks for you...there are no words. You are in my thoughts and prayers....
Karen Hill Bagley
Feb 07, 2019
Darla and Steve, I am so sorry to hear about Sam. May you find comfort in knowing how loved he was by so many. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.
Ariana Burnell
Feb 07, 2019
He was my cousin. I didnt know him too well but I remember seeing him at my great grandmother's 80th birthday party. I know my mom Dawn Burnell loved him dearly. I am sorry for everyone's loss.
Linda Hazelton
Feb 07, 2019
Carla and Steve,
I will always remember Sam as a caring and kind child. My heart hurts for you both, as well as all your family.
Sam was the person he became because of the caring and kind parents you where.
Robin gilleland
Feb 07, 2019
Reamber taking care of him when he was born