John “Butch” Caswell, 68, died Jan. 17, 2010, following a progressive battle with primary progressive aphasia.

He was born in Belfast Feb. 26, 1941, a son of Elizabeth (Graham) and Dr. John A. Caswell Sr.

Butch was a graduate of Hebron Academy, the University of Maine Orono, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history, and the Belfast Bible Institute, where he also taught for a few years.

While Butch was always active in both Skylight Wood Studio and Skylight Software locally, his passion was serving the Lord. He enjoyed working with youth in many area churches and serving as a missionary in CEF Neighborhood House Chapter.

Another love was photography, from his teen years right through the end of his life. His goal was always to show God’s creation in his pictures.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Karen (Talbot) Caswell, of Belfast; two daughters, Karen Sapia of Pa. and Kimberly Snyder of N.Y.; a stepson, Kevin Scott, of Belfast; two brothers and two sisters, George Caswell of La., Beth Conant of Boothbay, Edward Caswell of Topsham and Prudy Caswell-Reno of Ore.; six grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave. Thursday, Jan. 21 from 6-8 p.m., where memorial services will be held Friday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Storm Gould officiating.

Donations in Butch’s memory may be made to: CEF Neighborhood House, 174 Congress St., Belfast, ME 04915 or Calvary Chapel c/o the Rev. Jeff Martin, 107 W. Woods Lane, Belfast, ME 04915 or CNADC Northeastern University, Office of Development, Rubloff Building, 9th floor, 750 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60611.

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