David Moses Marden

David Moses Marden


David Moses Marden, 70, passed away August 26, 2023, at his home in Hancock after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He is now reunited with his wife, Sigrid in heaven.

David was born in Waterville, Maine on August 1, 1953, to Harold D. and Catherine (Moses) Marden. David graduated from Lawrence High school in 1971. He attended the University of Maine in Orono, graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering. David worked as a surveyor for Penobscot County. He worked as an EMT and assisted in teaching EMT classes at the Eastern Maine Vo-Tech in Bangor. This is where he would meet his future wife, Sigrid. David and Sigrid were married on December 29, 1979. They settled in Auburn, ME. In 1985 they started a family by adopting Daniel from Colombia. In 1988 they moved to Bangor and then proceeded to adopt Leila, from Colombia, and Eric, from El Salvador.

David worked in the family business, Marden’s. He was involved in all facets of the company as well as being the primary buyer for all the flooring. He retired from Marden’s in 2015 to spend time with and to care for Sigrid.

David would put a smile on whomever he encountered with a joke he had recently heard. He loved working with his hands from woodworking, bowl turning, gardening, to working on his 1950 Dodge. He was a regular in his church and a staple as bass singer in the choir, an accomplished pilot, loved riding his Harley, mowing his own lawn, cooking huge meals, baking, sharing his recipes he found on American Test Kitchen, and could never quench his thirst for knowledge. He could talk with anyone about anything. He was a man that was larger than life and stayed humble to the end. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, a loving grandfather, and a friend to anyone he met.

David is survived by his son, Daniel of Hampden and his daughter Zariah and her husband Tavian Sullivan of Turner, son Eric and his wife Kori and daughters Annabella and Brynn of Bradley, and daughter Leila Herbest and her husband Thomas of Newburgh and their children Elizabeth, Arianna Ellyanna, and Cal El: sister, Martha Hutchins and her husband Brent of Albion with their 3 children and 13 grandchildren, brother John and his wife Jane of Belgrade and their 2 children and 5 grandchildren, brother Harold and his wife Lois and their 2 children and 1 grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife Sigrid, his parents, sister Nancy Marden, and wife’s parents Marguerete and Nels Skoog, and nephew Torr Skoog.

A celebration of life will be held 11am, September 23, 2023, at Crosspoint Church, 1476 Broadway Bangor, ME 04401.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt. Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401.

Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com

15 Condolences

  • Joe and Barbara Bukata Posted August 29, 2023 3:50 pm

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in our prayers.

  • Jay Saslav Posted August 29, 2023 5:24 pm

    Dan my heartfelt condolences to you and your family

  • Tim and Lynn Cahill Posted August 29, 2023 7:09 pm

    Daniel, We are so sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. You are in our prayers.

  • Steve Roy Posted August 30, 2023 7:51 am

    Our heartfelt condolences to the Marden family.

  • Paul & Ann LePage Posted August 30, 2023 10:12 am

    Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Marden family. Daniel, Leila and Eric may your memories provide the strength to get you through your loss. God bless everyone.

  • Susan Denison Posted August 30, 2023 10:36 am

    Thinking of you all. May the many happy memories bring comfort to you. The Denison family of Norway.

  • Anne Marie (Bolduc) Webber Posted August 30, 2023 11:10 am

    My thoughts, prayers and deep sympathies are with the entire Marden family, whom I’ve loved for as long as I can remember. Rest in peace David.

  • Susan Carver Posted August 30, 2023 11:15 am

    I am so sorry to hear this, thinking of you all,

  • Pat Aberle Posted August 30, 2023 11:42 am

    My deepest condolences to the Marden’s family. May you find strength at this difficult time.

  • Anna Alexander Posted August 30, 2023 6:12 pm

    Our deepest condolences to the Mardens family. Dave was always so kind to our family and was like a second family to us. We’re thankful for the time he shared with us and are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all at this time. We’ll always remember Dave’s big smile, kindness and generosity.

  • Diane and gordon alexander Posted August 31, 2023 1:25 pm

    Very sorry for your loss! Dave will be greatly missed.

  • robert kiesow Posted September 1, 2023 12:20 pm

    Was a good egg – always enjoyed chats.

  • Bob and Janie Poulin Posted September 2, 2023 9:11 am

    Our sincerest condolences on the passing of David.
    May he rest in peace in God’s hands.

  • Ken Emerson, President, Hancock Point Library Posted September 5, 2023 3:14 pm

    The Hancock Point Library was shocked and saddened by the passing of David Marden. He was a longstanding and generous supporter of the Library, and our hearts go out to his family.

  • John “Danny” Beasley Posted September 6, 2023 10:40 am

    I have fond memories of our annual trips to Maine to visit my mother’s side of the family. These trips always included time with the Marden cousins. David, being seven years older and wiser, was always the one I looked up to. My sincere condolences to the entire Marden family. Danny Beasley.

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