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At Chuck's request he asked that no one wear black at his memorial. He would like you to wear bright colors in celebration of his life.
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Charles F Sawyer

6 noviembre , 194019 octubre , 2019
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Scarborough – Charles F. Sawyer (Chuck) passed away on Saturday October 19, 2019 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Philadelphia on November 6, 1940 to Charles W. Sawyer and Mary (Kondick) Sawyer. Chuck attended local parochial schools, graduating from Bishop Neumann High School in 1958. During high school, Chuck went to American Bandstand and the 950 Club in Philly. He enjoyed dancing and went to dances almost every day of the week.

Chuck served in the Air Force in the Accounting Department in Glasgow Montana, where he was in charge of the Travel Department.

He met and fell in love with his life partner David Savage in 1965 and together they moved to Maine in 1970. Chuck became an active member of St. Luke’s Cathedral at that time, joining the Out Reach Committee and volunteering at their soup kitchen. It was through the Out Reach Committee that Chuck got involved with the AIDS Project, where he volunteered for 8 years, also serving as Vice President for the PWA Coalition for a period of 5 years.

Chuck was employed for 38 years at Young’s Furniture in their office, serving in all capacities. After his retirement, he volunteered his time at St. Luke’s Cathedral, working in the office and running the Food Pantry for many years. Chuck started the Pantry about 30 years ago for the members of the Church and local community. It seems that Chuck had always been involved in helping others, following in his parents footsteps.

Besides being survived by his partner David, Chuck is survived by his brother Henry Borkowski, his niece Linda Borkowski Young and her husband John, his niece Dawn Rhoads, 3 great nieces and 7 great nephews and by his dear friend Lynne England.

A memorial service will be held at St. Luke’s Cathedral on Sunday, October 27th at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Luke’s Cathedral Living Stones, 143 State St, Portland, ME 04101 or to a charity of your choice.

At his request Chuck has asked that no one wear black to his memorial but to wear bright colors in celebration of his life.

You may offer your condolences and share your memories at www.jonesrichandbarnes.com

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Victoria Geibel

27 octubre , 2019

A life filled with grace, dignity, and compassion. Godspeed, Chuck.

Sara Deane

26 octubre , 2019

Chuck was a faithful friend and “foster”grandfather these last 4 years. Despite various ailments never complained and always wanted to help others. His advice and stories will be greatly missed.

Alex Greenwald

25 octubre , 2019

Dear David - so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time..

🙏🙏🙏

Truly
Alex

Thomas Cryan

24 octubre , 2019

Dear David, Ralph and I are so sorry for your loss. With Chuck's passing, this leaves such a hole in everyone's heart. Although we know that Chuck is now at peace, he leaves an indelible imprint on all who had the privilege to know him. Chuck will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Tom & Ralph

Diane Elze

23 octubre , 2019

My deepest condolences to you, David, and all family and friends. The planet has lost a kind, generous, giving soul. I have not seen Chuck in years, and I remember how much he gave to people affected by HIV when I worked at The AIDS Project. He will be forever remembered.

Erik Tiner

21 octubre , 2019

David I am so sorry for your loss. Chuck was a dear man and in the short time that I had the honor of knowing him a friend. Please know that you will be both be in my thoughts and prayers.

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