BLUE HILL—Thomas E. Astbury, 62, passed away peacefully July 27, 2010, at his residence. He was born Dec. 13, 1947, in Ellsworth, son of Philip and Arlene (Owen) Astbury.
He was predeceased by his parents; and a daughter, Melissa Gray. He is survived by his wife, Janet Astbury; his sons, Travis Astbury and wife, Corina, Thomas W. Astbury and wife, Kelly, all of Blue Hill; daughter, Rhoda Clifford and husband, Oakley, of Brooksville; sisters, Carol Bakeman of Blue Hill, Ramona Young and husband, Kelvin, of Sedgwick; grandchildren, Gage, Evan, Thomas, Shelbi, Percy, Justin, Jenna; special nephew, Kip of Sedgwick, as well as many other nephews and nieces; and many friends and people he touched throughout his life.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at Seaside Cemetery, Blue Hill. Those who wish may make donations in his memory to American Cancer Society, 1 Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Arrangements under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.directcremationofmaine.com.