John N. Crane

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Hartland - John N. Crane, D.O., 88, met his Savior on May 19, 2018, in Bangor, Maine. He was born on July 29, 1929, in Augusta, Maine, the son of John W. Crane and Evelyn Louise McDunnah, Seventh Day Adventists, and strong believers in the Almighty He attended the first eight years of school in Maine and the next two years of high school at Union Springs Academy in New York. He finished his last two years at South Lancaster, Massachusetts, where he graduated valedictorian of his class. He went to medical school in Kansas City, Missouri, graduating from Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery in 1957. He interned at Hillside Hospital in San Diego for one year. He opened up an office there and practiced as a D.O. until returning to Maine to care for his elderly parents. Upon returning to Maine, John practiced in Albion and Waterville and for several years at the Scott Webb Medical Clinic in Hartland, Maine. During his practice, he was chosen by Johnson Woods Foundation to go to Florida on a conference for AIDS, one out of 12 doctors chosen in the United States to attend with all expenses paid. John loved animals, especially cats and dogs. He often made the statement "They are smart! Smarter than some two legged ones!" He also had a strong desire to travel. He traveled throughout most of the United States as well as Turkey, the Middle East, and England. He leaves behind a very dear sister, Phyllis Davis of Fort Myers, Florida; three nieces, Pamela, Nancy, and Jackie; a grand-nephew; several grandnieces; a longtime friend, Peter Green; special friends, Charlie and Sharon Brown, Lisa Gordon, Susan Strickland, Oscar Marden, Lyda Belliveau, and Barbara Day; many other friends and acquaintances; and his special friend, Bonnie Oakes, who cared for him these past few years in her home in Newburgh. Those who wish to remember John in a special way may donate to the Waterville Humane Society, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901. A graveside committal will be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Grove Street, in Waterville. To leave a message of kindness please visit www.shoreynichols.com. Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
Published on May 23, 2018
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