LINCOLN – Cedric Erle Russell, 83, entered into his eternal home on May 22, just as he had lived his life – with dignity, a sense of humor, and his wife, Barbara, by his side.

Throughout his lifetime and particularly during his retirement years, he pursued his passions of cooking, art, family, community service, and civic engagement.

He was a past president of the Lincoln Rotary Club, member of the First Congregational Church of Lincoln, member of Horeb Lodge AF & AM No. 93, Past Patron of Lincoln Chapter No. 112 and current member of Millwee Chapter No. 198 OES, Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Maine, OES 1968 to 1969, chairman of the Public Relations Committee of the General Grand Chapter OES, past chairman and board member of Penobscot Valley Hospital and was involved in many, many other organizations and activities.

He enjoyed showing his appreciation to members of the greater Lincoln community through the gift of his baked sweet breads and confections. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter, “his darling,” Barbara Ellen.

He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 54 years, Barbara Clay Russell; his daughter, Jennifer Fogel and her husband, John, of Old Town; his daughter, Elizabeth Russell and her partner, Julie Green, of Bangor; his grandchildren, Barbara Ellen St. Peter of Old Town, Shawn St. Peter of Presque Isle, Jessica Fogel of New York City, and Kathryn Fogel of Philadelphia; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Wayne; and son-in-law, Lloyd St. Peter.

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