Dennysville – On June 13, 2021, David R. Wilder, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 73.
David was born on May 22, 1948 in Calais, Maine to Robert and Shirley Wilder Jr of Dennysville. He graduated from Shead Memorial High School, Class of 1966, and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1967 to 1971. In 1972, he married, Debbie Baxter.
After his service, he did construction work and woodworking. In 1977, David started his career as a firefighter for the Department of Defense in Culter, Maine, serving for 28 years. He gave 50 years of service to the Dennys River Volunteer Fire Department where he retired as the Fire Chief in 2011.
David always said the best time on earth has been with the love of his life, Debbie, son Jeffrey, daughter Jennifer, grandchildren, parents and grandparents. For many years his love of woodworking, fishing, hunting and music kept his world bright.
David is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Debra Wilder (Baxter); along with two children, Jeffrey Wilder and wife Tanya of East Machias, and Jennifer Wilder of Herman; five grandchildren, Samantha Wilder, Cassidy Wilder, Devon Wilder, Mikayla Oakes and Chase Wilder; a great-grandchild, Micah Comeau; and many loving relatives.
A Memorial Service for David Wilder will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 2021 at Edmunds Consolidated School, 21 Harrison Rd., Dennysville. Burial will follow in the Dennysville Cemetery. Memorial donations in David’s memory may be sent to the Dennys River Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Dept., c/o Wayne Seeley, 1935 US Route 1, Edmunds Twp, ME 04628. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.