Douglas's Story

EASPORT AND NAPLES, FLA. - Douglas Kendall Casement, age 79, of Eastport, Maine and Naples, Florida passed away in Naples after a brief illness.

Douglas was born in Flint, Michigan on February 16, 1937. He lived his early years in Davison, Michigan and graduated from Flint Central High School. He joined the US Marines and after completing his military service, he worked in the Merchant Marines and continued his education. In the late 1960's, Douglas and his wife, Rose moved to a farm in Dixmont, Maine, where they founded the David Scott Palmer Memorial School. He continued to teach Special Education and English throughout Maine and New Hampshire until his retirement. He loved to travel all over the country with his children during summer breaks. After meeting Sara Robinson, he relocated to Florida and continued traveling having many adventures in Europe. Douglas was an avid reader, a teacher by profession, but also as a passion. Most importantly, he was a very good man. To his children he was a strong man who worked very hard. He was a leader by doing what he believed in and felt was right. He allowed them to follow their hearts and gave them the love of theater and singing in the car. As his children became adults he was a listening ear, a compassionate friend, and a fountain of knowledge.

In addition to his life partner, Sara Robinson, of Naples, Florida Douglas is survived by his children, Sean Casement, Jessamyn Angelastro, Meghan Black (Chris), Bronwyn Casement, and their mother Rose Casement; his grandchildren, Paolo (Jennifer) and Alexsandro DiCosta, Valis VanderLinden-Casement, Kathryn, Isabella and Jackson Black, and Ardis Casement; his great granddaughter, Aria DiCosta; and his brother, Randy Casement (Naomi). He was predeceased by his parents, John and Edna Casement; his son, Liam Casement; and his brother, Jerry Casement.

He was so important to all of us, and we know that he made such a difference in so many lives. He will be missed every day. His memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church 120 Park St. Bangor on April 27th at 6pm, followed by a reception at Humble 518 South Main St. Brewer to share stories and memories of Doug. All are welcome.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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