Dwayne L. Seiders, 76 of Walpole, passed away on the morning of March 2, 2022 at the LincolnHealth - Miles Campus, surrounded by his three children. Born on April 24, 1945 in Damariscotta, Maine, he was the son of Lamar and Gloria (Wade) Seiders.
Dwayne grew up in South Bristol, and spent most of his life there. He attended grammar school in South Bristol and graduated from Bristol High School in 1964. He moved to his home in Walpole later in life.
He attended the University of Maine in Augusta for two years studying architecture. Dwayne was a carpenter, builder, remodeler and became very well known for making Shaker style furniture. He also worked for the US Postal Service for several years, and had many caretaking jobs later in life.
Dwayne was an active member, and served on the church board, of the South Bristol Union Church. Very active in South Bristol, he was on the South Bristol School board for several years, coached his son's Little League team, and volunteered for years with the South Bristol Christmas Project, delivering toys to families in need and even dressing as Santa. He was also a member of the South Bristol Fire and Rescue in its early days, and served as a First Responder.
Dwayne was well known for putting on some of the best lobster/clam bakes with friends and family. He enjoyed fishing, and being on or near the ocean. He enjoyed hunting, and was an avid gardener; always having large vegetable gardens. His butterfly gardens became a certified monarch waystation
Dwayne was predeceased by his parents.
He is survived by Janice Farrin Seiders; children, Jessica and Paul Leeman of Round Pond. Jared and Jenny Pendleton of Bristol. And Jason and Heather Seiders of Belgrade; he was a beloved "Bumpa” to his grandchildren, Troy and Kylie Spinney, Kaden and Kaleb “Red” Pendleton, and Everett and Wyatt Seiders; great-granddaughters, Clarah and Scarlett Spinney; sisters, Claudia Shaw and family, and Pamela and Lee Davis and family; as well as his lifelong childhood best friend and coworker, Lance Kelsey.
His family would like to say thank you to the staff at Miles Memorial Hospital for the compassionate and outstanding care that he was given.
A time of visitation will be held from 10:00am - 12:00pm, on Saturday, March 26th at the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home in Damariscotta. He will be laid to rest with a private graveside service in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dwayne’s memory may be made to a local charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.