Wayne M. Elwell Sr., 68, died Jan. 5, 2010, in Belfast.

He was born in Belfast Jan. 29, 1941, a son of Arthur M. and Mildred (Morrison) Elwell.

He worked for many years at Penobscot Poultry, and then went on to work at Champion International.

Wayne enjoyed working outdoors building things, and was always doing something. He cherished his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed his family very much.

He was predeceased by both parents and his wife, Maritta (Bonin) Elwell.

Wayne is survived by his three children, Pam Elwell and her companion, Stephen Cummings, of Northport, Wayne Elwell Jr. of Northport, Tina Kelley and her husband, Anthony, of Hancock; two brothers, David Elwell and Gary Elwell; five grandchildren, Stephen Cummings Jr., Kristy Elwell, Jade Cummings, Nikyla Kelley, Anthony Kelley Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Isaac and Dominic Cummings; and several nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made in Wayne’s memory to Dialysis Unit, Waldo County General Hospital, 116 Northport Ave., Belfast, ME 04915.

On-line condolences may be placed at crabielripostafuneralhome.com.