Elbridge's Story

SHERMAN - Elbridge E. Astle Sr., 77, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. He was born April 11, 1937, in Houlton, the loving son of Gordon and Elthea (McLellan) Astle.

Bridge graduated from Sherman High School, he worked for area farmers then Sherman Lumber Company until 1965 when he went to work for Great Northern Paper Company. He took great pride in his work there until his retirement in 1994. On June 12, 1958, he married his soulmate and love of his life, Ella (Glidden) Astle. Bridge enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He lived to serve his Lord and to help others in any way he could, anytime he could. He also enjoyed camping at Jo Mary Lake Campground for many years and then at Birch Point Campground where he worked for special friends, Steve and Joey Edwards and families.

In addition to his dear wife, he is survived by his son, Elbridge Astle Jr. and wife, Kathy, of Greenbush; a daughter, Penny Daggett and husband, Tom, of Mt. Chase; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Gordon "Butch" Astle and wife, Harriet, of Sherman and Wayne Astle of Patten; two brothers-in-law, Howard Glidden and wife, Pam, of West Enfield and Jerry Michaud of Milford; an aunt, Therlia St. Germaine of Patten; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; and a sister-in-law, Justine Michaud. Bridge will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Per his request, there will be graveside services in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 654 State St., Bangor, ME 04401 or to CancerCare of Maine, 33 Whiting Hill Rd., Brewer, ME 04412. For an online memory book and to leave online condolences, please visit www.bowersfuneral.com.
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