Harrison P. Sawyer

TRENTON — Harrison P. Sawyer, Jr., 56, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2009 from injuries he received in an accidental fall while retrieving a tree stand in the Pittston Farm area northwest of Greenville. His family is comforted knowing he was in the woods doing what he loved best.

He was born in Bar Harbor on Aug. 1, 1952, the son of Harrison P. and Barbara (Robbins) Sawyer, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Marsha Clark Sawyer. He is also survived by their children and families, Adam Sawyer of Trenton; Wayne Sawyer, Bridgette Shorey and their children, Nolan Sawyer and Kerrigan Shorey of Trenton; Kristie Sawyer Clement, Jesse Clement and their son, Jordan Young of Bucksport; and Kati Richards of Bar Harbor. Surviving also are sisters Barbara Gray of Trenton and Patricia Donnell of Ellsworth; his father-in-law Robert Clark of Hulls Cove; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike and Mary Clark of Bar Harbor, Gary and Diane Clark of Trenton, Nelia Lake of Ellsworth and Susan Clark of Vermont. He leaves behind a multitude of special people in his life, but notably Scott Ashey of Trenton, Fred and Yvette Herring and Hugh and Peggy Cummings all of Millinocket, Rick and Jonnie Johnson of Brewer, Bruce and Susan Tripp of Trenton and Charles Eagan of Hancock. He was predeceased by his parents, Barbara and Edward Gray and Harrison Sawyer, Sr.

The family wishes to thank Robert, Guy and Jen Mills of Pittston Farm, the Maine State game wardens and forest service rangers, LifeFlight personnel, ambulance and rescue volunteers, the New England Organ Bank and the staff at EMMC who went above and beyond to provide Harrison the opportunity for a better outcome.

A private family celebration of Harrison’s life will be held at a future date.

Donations in Harrison’s memory may be sent to the Rockwood Fire and Rescue, Rockwood ME 04478 or the C.A. Dean Ambulance Service, Greenville, ME 04441. Arrangements are by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St. Ellsworth Condolences may be expressed online at www.jordanfernald.com

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