David P. Wellman, 73, of Camden, and formerly of Hope, died Monday evening, Dec. 14, 2009, at Windward Gardens, where he has been a resident since January following a courageous two year battle with cancer.

He was born on March 14, 1936, in Liberty, a son of the late Laforrest W. And Edythe (Crockett) Wellman. He attended schools in Rockland and was a graduate of Rockland High School, a member of the class of 1954.

Early on, Mr. Wellman worked as a carpenter and for many years worked with Northeast Tree Service. He will be remembered as an outdoors man, enjoying hunting, fishing, cooking and snowmobiling. One of his favorite pastimes was sailing his boat on Megunicook Lake.

He is survived by a daughter, Shauna Quinn, and her husband, Almon, of Rockland; three sons, David Wellman of Hope, Bradley Wellman and his fiancé, Nicole Fowlie, of Camden and Christopher Wellman and his wife, Tara, of Hope; eight grandchildren, Ashley Leva and her husband, Matthew, of Massachusetts, Alison Wellman of Warren, Matthew Weaver of Camden, Mara Wellman of Hope, Nolan Wellman of Hope, Samuel Wellman of Camden, Samantha Quinn of Lincolnville, and Ryan Quinn of Warren; a great-granddaughter, Payton Leva, of Massachusetts; his companion, Dolly Boody, of Rockland; and two nephews, Laforrest Wellman III and Mark Wellman.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Wellman was preceded in death by a daughter, Jackie Wellman, who died in 1965.

A graveside service to celebrate his life will be announced in the spring. Interment will be in the Rockville Cemetery in Rockport. Arrangements are under the direction of Smeltzer Family Cremation and Funeral Service, Waldoboro. Should friends so desire, donations may be made in Mr. Wellman’s memory to Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland, ME 04841