Russell C.


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Caribou - Russell C. "Chipper" Getchell III died May 13, 2019, at Caribou. He was born in Caribou, June 8, 1950, the son of Russell and Ruth (Norris) Getchell Jr.
Chipper was a 1969 graduate of Caribou High School, was employed as the course manager at the Loring Golf Club for a number of years and was also employed as a state certified concrete inspector, working for several inspection companies in several states. He was an avid golfer, was a member of the Presque Isle Fish and Games Club, and was a former member of the Caribou Lions Club. Chipper also enjoyed riding his Harley and attending various motorcycle events around the country.
Surviving in addition to his mother, Ruth of Caribou are his brother, David Getchell and wife, Kathy, of Upper Kent, N.B., Canada; his sister Mary Gagnon and husband, Russell, of Caribou; nieces and nephews, Troy, Sherri Lynn, Linda, Melissa, Mark, Jessica and Mindy; special great nieces and nephews, Zoey, Melanie, Dylan, Hannah, Olivia, Addy, Ethan and Hunter; a brother-in-law, Mark Barthelemy of Fort Kent; and Special cousin, Howard Getchell and wife, Kim, of Caribou. Chip was predeceased by his father and his sister. Cathie Barthelemy.
The family invites all to gather on Chippers birthday Saturday June 8, 2019, from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Caribou VFW, for a time of fellowship and refreshments and to celebrate Chipper's life. Friends wishing to contribute in his memory may do so through he Shriners Hospital, St Jude's Hospital or the Jimmy Fund. Arrangements by the Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir Street, Caribou.
Published on May 15, 2019
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10 posts

Russell D Tysinger
May 20, 2019
I meet chipper when i was around 18. I'm 61 now and it was a joy to meet such a nice man. We would talk about anything and have a few laughs together. Sorry to hear that he has passed away. RIP my friend (CHIPPER).
Mickey E White
May 18, 2019
Aunt Ruth and Mary, David and Family
It is very sad to hear of Chips passing, I was just thinking of him that prior weekend wondering if he had put in for his Moose Permit. He will be greatly missed as with the others that have been a stable part of crew up there in the woods. your Dad, Grampy, my Dad and Len. I hope they are all hunting somewhere now where there are plenty of Partridge and Deer and Moose. We as young kids learned a lot from our fathers and cousins by being together in those woods with our family and that is one thing that will never be forgotten. There is only a couple of us left but we will not let Chips or you fathers memory ever go they were an inspiration and family as
...well as a lifelong friend. May you rest in Peace and have a good time hunting and fishing everyday.Read more
Sherri Woronick & Family
May 17, 2019
To the my Aunt Ruth and Cousins Mary Carlene and David, So shocked and saddened to hear of Chipper's passing, I thought that after his surgery his life would improve and perhaps he'd live better. I knew that he was trying to keep the quality of his health better, but God must have had other plans. Chipper may you be resting peacefully in the company of Angels.
Ron Philbrick
May 16, 2019
So sorry to hear of chips passing!!! Was in the old neighborhood last June and talk with him for the first time in many years. Prayers of comfort with the family and friends. Sad to see this!!
Marjorie Michaud
May 16, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about Chips passing.Remember him as a happy go lucky guy.
Michaud Family
Yvette Forsman
May 16, 2019
I am so very sorry. I have been long time friend of the family. My prayers go out to his family & loved one. RIP Dear Chipper
Kent Pelkey
May 16, 2019
So sorry to hear about Chips passing. He was a good guy and will sadly be missed. My best to the family.
Donna Conlogue
May 16, 2019
such a nice man always enjoyed him at family functions.i especially enjoyed talking with him at Loriann's birthday party Zoey and Mel sure did love Uncle Chipper.peace be with you
trudy kimball
May 15, 2019
oh My God i was shocked.r.i.p Chip.What happened
May 15, 2019