HAMPDEN - Bruce E. Lindberg-63 lost his battle with lung cancer on October 8, 2015 at Eastern Maine Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends. He was born October 30, 1951 in Rumford, Maine the son of Virginia (Glover) Lindberg and D. Leonard Lindberg.
Bruce grew up attending Mexico High School and graduated in 1970. He later attended both the University of Maine Farmington for secondary education as well as University of Maine for his Masters Degree in Administration and Educational leadership. Bruce served in multiple positions at many different high schools throughout Maine, Colorado, and the world; including English teacher, basketball coach, athletic director, asst. principal, principal, and headmaster. He had a love for education and a great passion for mentoring young people, both in the US and beyond. He was able to share this with others as he opened International Schools in China, South Korea, and the Philippines. As well as education, Bruce's life long passion was Basketball, both as a player, coach and fan.
Bruce is survived by his two children: David Lindberg and his wife Tina of Lynn, MA and Hope High and her husband John of Ellsworth, ME as well as their mother Wendy Lindberg of Scarborough, ME; his grandchildren, who are very precious to him; Gavin Lindberg, Grace, Shelby, and Brittany High; his mother Virginia Lindberg of Mexico, sisters Jennifer Lepage and husband Michael of Mexico and Debbie Mayo and her husband Jim of Weld, and his nieces and nephews. Bruce cherished his relationship with his cousins, aunts, uncles and extended family. He was lucky enough to spend the later part of his life with his partner Margaret Gross and her family. He developed long lasting relationships throughout his life and has taken pride in these friendships with people from around the country and world. Bruce lived a very full life with no regrets.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday October 24, 2015 from 2-5 PM at the MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME 3 Franklin St., Rumford, ME. In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family would like to have donations directed to Cancer Care of Maine, 33 Whiting Hill Road #21, Brewer, ME 04412 where he received top notch care from his doctors, nurses and other staff, or to Sarah's House of Maine, 345 Main Road, Holden, ME 04429 who provides housing for those battling cancer.
Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book, and to share memories and photos with the family at www.meaderandson.com.