Donald E. Olden Sr.

Sebago — Donald Eugene Olden Sr., 67, died on July 5, 2012 at Mercy Hospital. He was born Oct. 30, 1944, in Hartford, Conn., the son of Harry L. and Mildred V. Olden. He attended schools in Windsor Conn.

He worked at Coppola Ford, Hart Volkswagen and Podunk River Equip-ment in Conn. before moving to Maine in 1971. He worked with William Nason & Sons in Sebago, Microwave Techniques, and retired after working several years as a Mechanical Engineer at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

He married Mabel F. Hensel on May 29, 1964, and lived in Hebron, Conn. until they moved to Sebago.

He was very active in the community and advocated for the community's needs, while keeping the town’s best interest at hand. He was a member of the Improved Order of Redmen and Sebago Fire Depart-ment since 1973, and served as Fire Chief and Scout Master for years. He also was a member of the Sebago Branch Duckers Snowmobile Club, Capital Investment plan, Warming Hut and food pantry. In 1994 he became a member of the North Sebago United Methodist Church Council. He enjoyed his work on the financial, building and nomination committees. With his diligence the church now has a new vestry and classrooms. He was one of the founders of Sebago Days and served on many of those committees.

He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed watching them grow up. He was a big fan of NASCAR and his dogs.

He was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Nolan; a brother, Robert Olden; and a grandson, Nicholas S. Olsen.

He is survived by his wife Mabel F. Olden of Sebago; son, Donald E. Olden Jr. and wife Tamra of Sebago; three daughters, Mabel O. Flanders of Sebago, Karen L. Tucker and husband Stephen of Old Orchard Beach, and Kimberly L. Schoolcraft of Sebago; eight grandchildren, Zachariah and his wife Hannah, Joshua, Megan,  Abigail, Sydney, Tyler, Emily and Ethan; great-grandson, Landen; brother, Harry Olden and his wife Jeanne of N.H.; sister, Peggy Hacia and her husband Leo of Conn. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at the North Sebago United Methodist Church, 820 Sebago Rd., Rt. 114, North Sebago.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Sebago United Methodist Church, 820 Sebago Rd., North Sebago, ME 04029, or to Maine Friends of Animals, 190 U.S. Rt. 1, Falmouth, ME 04105.

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