AUBURN – Wayne A. Jordan, 80, of Auburn passed away unexpectedly Dec. 20, 2018, at Hospice House. He had lived a remarkable six years with Stage 4 lung cancer and was active and full of plans for the future right up to the end.

Wayne was born on Dec. 28, 1937, to the late Merle W. and Frances H. Jordan, the third of six children. He grew up in Poland, surrounded by his many cousins, and graduated from ELHS in 1956. He was married for 61 years to his high school sweetheart, Charlene Brown. Together they raised four daughters: Susan Libby (Ralph Jr.) of Poland; Wendy Irving (Bob) of Cary, NC; Tammy Jordan of Portland; and Bonnie Bowie (Addison) of Auburn.

Wayne believed strongly in treating everyone fairly. A hard worker and natural-born leader, he worked at Pioneer Plastics, Grossman’s, and Procter & Gamble in various roles. His last (and favorite) job was as a crossing guard at Fairview School in Auburn. Wayne treasured time and travel with his family and friends including fishing trips, day trips to the coast, several Caribbean cruises, and visits to Disney World. He enjoyed reading, baking, gardening, and cheering on the Red Sox. He looked forward to his Friday breakfasts at Roy’s.

Wayne was predeceased by his brother James and granddaughter Amanda. He is survived by his wife; children; two brothers, Kenneth (Charlotte) of San Antonio, TX, and David of South Paris; two sisters, Sally Fickett of South Paris, Nancy Hammond (Mike) of Minot; sister-in-law, Elaine (Paul) Bauer of Troy, NY; five grandchildren, Matthew Libby, Sam Libby, Cassie Chapman (Matt), Andrea Schlobohm (John), Dan Irving; and six great-grandchildren.

A time of memorial visitation and celebration of Wayne’s life will be held in the spring when interment at the Poland Pine Grove Cemetery can be done.  Time and date will be announced. Arrangements are in the care of the Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 26 W. Dwinal St., Mechanic Falls.  Condolences and tributes may be shared at

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Wayne’s memory to St. Mary’s Oncology Unit or Hope Haven Gospel Mission.

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