MEDWAY – Samuel J. “Sam” Caswell Sr., 80, devoted Christian, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully Sept. 13, 2008, at his home and went to be with his Lord and Savior after a courageous 12 1/2-year battle with a debilitating stroke. After graduating Medway High School in 1945, he joined the U.S. Military, serving in the Navy and the Army from 1945 to 1954. He went on to serve the Lord as an active member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God, where he sat on the board of deacons for many years. He was made an honorary deacon at the time he felt his health would hinder his position on the board. Sam is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Hester (Downs) Caswell of Medway; their five children, Samuel J. Caswell Jr. of Millinocket, Wendy L. Pennell of Medway, Lester R. Caswell II and his wife, Kathy, of Millinocket, Viola R. “Chena” Dewitt and her husband, Thomas, of East Millinocket and Jo Beth Caswell of Medway; nine grandchildren, Tina, Lester III, Sarah Jane, Marita, Samantha, Adam, Casandra, Justin and Jessica; 18 great-grandchildren; a loving sister, Loni Jacobs; and many others who loved and respected him. Predeceasing Sam, but never forgotten by him, was his son, Roger Dale Caswell; his parents, Lester and Ruby (Thompson) Caswell; several brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles. He was a very loving and generous man, who loved and served the Lord. All who knew him will surely miss seeing him ride his scooter throughout the streets of Medway, East Millinocket and Millinocket. Friends are invited to visit with the family 6-8 p.m. Monday at Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 6 Orchard St., East Millinocket, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, with the Rev. Regginal Adams, pastor, officiating. Interment with military honors will be held after at Grindstone Cemetery, Medway. Gifts in memory of Sam may be sent to Royal Rangers or The Building Fund at Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 6 Orchard St., East Millinocket, ME 04430. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, East Millinocket. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.