OLD TOWN – Dale A. Gauthier, 63, wonderful son, husband and father went home to be with the Lord Jan. 8, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 26, 1941, in Old Town, the son of Amos and Sylvia (Jameson) Gauthier. He attended Old Town schools, graduating from Old Town High School in 1960. Dale began his 25 year career with the Old Town Police Dept. as a reservist, dispatcher, patrolman and served 11 years as Chief of Police until his retirement in 1989. He then attended the University of Maine, graduating with an associate degree in human services. After graduating, Dale began his second career, serving as a substance abuse counselor for JNF and Outpatient Chemical Dependency Agency where he currently was serving as office manager. He was a member of the State of Maine Police Chiefs Assoc., International Police Chiefs Assoc. and the FBI National Academy Associates. Dale was an avid hunter and fisherman and most enjoyed Caribbean cruises with his wife, family and friends. In addition to his mother, Sylvia of Old Town; Dale is survived by his beloved wife, Sue of Old Town; his loving children; Marci Cyr and her husband, Glen, of North Yarmouth, Dale Andrew Gauthier and his wife, Lynette, of Hampden, Kristina Gauthier of Little Rock, Ark.; one sister, Lorraine Commeau of Arizona; two brothers, Jerry Gauthier and his wife, Debbie, of Old Town, James Gauthier and his wife, Laurie, of Brewer; his adoring grandchildren, Nathan, Madison, Nicholas and Samantha, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Amos, in 1990. The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the staff, nurses and doctors of EMMC for the excellent care and compassion for Dale during his illness. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the United Methodist Church of Old Town with the Rev. Ron Chaffee officiating. A gathering of family and friends for sharing of memories and light refreshments will immediately follow in the parish hall. At his request, there will be no visiting hours. Donations in his memory may be made to the United Methodist Church of Old Town, 744 Stillwater Avenue, Old Town, ME 04468. Arrangements are by the Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town.