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Charles William Crumrine

February 8, 1949 ~ April 10, 2019 (age 70)

Charles W. Crumrine, of Portland, ME, passed away at home, surrounded by his loved

ones, on April 10, 2019, after a year-long battle with cancer.


Chuck was born in Chicago in 1949. He grew up in Illinois and Pennsylvania. While

completing his conscientious objector service in Boston he met Linda, the love of his

life. They were married in 1975 and have two children – Justin and Michael.


Chuck had many passions and held his family above all. He was a private pilot, an

accomplished sailor, a motorcycle enthusiast, an avid gardener, a world traveler, a

passionate reader and always a cultivator of the land. He was a farmer in Illinois for 11

years, before moving to Portland and becoming a computer analyst. He loved,

respected, and was drawn to nature and animals.


Chuck had a lifelong dream to own a place on the ocean where he could work the land

while keeping an eye on his sailboat moored offshore. He lived to see his dream

become reality in 2016. After many years of hard work, Chuck and Linda proudly

completed construction of their cottage on an island in Casco Bay. Rain or shine, Chuck

was always happiest on the water.

He is survived by his wife Linda; son Justin and his partner Shannon and grandson

Michael, also by his son Michael and daughter-in-law Augusta.


Chuck and his family wish to extend their appreciation and gratitude to the New England

Cancer Center and to Dr. Sam Zager of Martin's Point Health Care for his guidance,

compassion and wisdom.


A Celebration of Chuck’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Sat., April 13, 2019 at A. T.

Hutchins Funeral Home, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland.


In lieu of flowers, please consider giving a donation to the Animal Refuge League of

Greater Portland. 217 Landing Road, Westbrook ME 04092

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