Donald's Story

CARMEL - Donald "Donnie" L. Sawyer, 60, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on March 30th, 2016. Donnie was born on May 14, 1955, to the late Donald A. Sawyer and Helen (Grover) Bean.

He spent his childhood in Orrington, attended Brewer High School, did a brief stint in the Navy before turning his love of cars into a career as a mechanic. He loved watching NASCAR, cooking and the Steelers and was a longtime member of Eagles #3177. He was known for his kind heart and lending hands.

He is survived by his loving wife, Gail; their daughter, Amy Smith and her husband, Brett of Brewer; and their children, Annabelle and Corbin, whom affectionately called him Beep-Beep; his mother, Helen Bean of Brewer; his brothers, Ricky Sawyer and his wife, Denise of Orrington, Tim Sawyer of Bangor; his sisters, Pam Sawyer of Holden and Lisa Sawyer of Bangor; special nieces and nephews, as well as many more friends and family.

There will be a celebration of life on April 9, 2016, from 1-4 pm at 15 Colonial Circle, Brewer, ME.

In lieu of flowers, please consider the needs of the family.
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