INDUSTRY – Daniel P. Chandler, 83, of Farmington, died Wednesday,June 2, at his camp on Clearwater Lake in Industry.

He was born May 2, 1921, in Temple, a son of Andrew Jackson and Hester Prescott Chandler. He received his education in Strong schools and graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1941.

He married Beatrice Whitney on Dec. 5, 1943, in Wilton.

He was employed for many years by the Town of Farmington and when he retired was superintendent of the Farmington Waste Water Treatment Plant.

He loved the family camp at Clearwater Lake, where many family reunions were held and many leisurely days were spent. A hard worker, Dan was found on many occasions working the 43-acre parcel of land on the shore of the Sandy River, where the University of Maine at Farmington athletic fields are located.

A not-too-serious hunter and fisherman, he was most often found tending the campfire and acting as chief cook.

He was a longtime member and Past Master of Maine Lodge #20 A.F. & A.M. of Farmington, a member of Kora Temple and Scottish Rites of Lewiston, an honorary life-member of the Farmington Grange, a life-member of the Farmington Chapter #143 O.E.S., and a member of the Pilgrim Com’d’y #19 and Knights of Templar.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Beatrice “Bea” Chandler of Farmington; three sons, Adrian Chandler and his wife Marilyn of New Sharon, Bruce Chandler of Ellsworth, and Barry Chandler of Jay; two daughters, Cherrilynn Chandler of Monmouth, and Candice Leland and her husband David of Abbott; one brother, Colby Chandler and his wife Jean of New York; one sister, Thirza Wass of Southwest Harbor; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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