Donald H. Cash, 57

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Donald H. Cash

AUBURN — Donald H. Cash, 57, of Norway passed away at the Hospice House on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.

Don was born on April 19, 1956 in Lewiston to Celia Crooker Cash and John Cash. 
Don graduated from Oxford Hills High School in 1975, where he was a leader in gymnastics, earning state awards. He also attended Bangor Community College. 
In 1979, he married the love of his life and soul mate, Janet Anne Boucher, and together they raised three sons, Jared Cash of Norway, Andrew Cash of South Portland and Jacob Cash of Weehawken, N.J.

Don’s faith and love of God grew stronger throughout his life. He was a longtime member of the Church of Christ in South Paris. Don was a special and unique craftsman, designing and building many remarkable ornate stairways, kitchens and a variety of architectural creations. His insight, innovation, and precision for detail were truly incredible. His work remains featured mostly throughout New England and Pennsylvania. He also had a love for classic automobiles. His searches for ongoing projects brought him on excursions throughout the state and country. Most of all, he enjoyed the stories that came along with each car or truck. He believed his classic vehicles should be driven and shared with his friends. 
Don’s true love and passion was his family. He devoted his entire life to his wife Jan and their three sons, always making them his first priority. He was always an encourager and believed anything was achievable.

He was delighted with the birth of his two cherished granddaughters, Carlee-Mae and Alyson Cash. The girls were the light of his life. He truly valued the time that he spent with them in his millwork shop, on neighborhood walks hand-in-hand, and afternoon road trips in his old trucks.

Surviving siblings include his twin brother, Ronald Cash of Oxford and brother Wilho Komulainen of West Paris; sisters Anne Spray of Florida, Katherine Schofield of Florida, Margaret Brandon of Fryeburg, Robertine Thurlow of Bridgton, Carol Herring of Florida, Donna Meader of South Carolina and Elizabeth Cash of Bridgton; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; and brothers, Wendall Komulainen and Lawrence Cash.

Online condolences may be shared with his family at 

A celebration of life was held on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. in the Forum at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. In memory of Don, please seek an opportunity to help someone in need.

Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris.

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