Stephen E. Gilman II passed away at his home with his family Monday, March 15, 2021, after a battle with prostate cancer. He was born Aug. 28,1973, in Waterville to Stephen Gilman I and Patricia (Bernard) Gilman and was the third-oldest of five children.

Stephen attended Waterville schools, participating in many activities, including football, hockey, track and drama. He graduated in June 1992 and enlisted in the Navy, proudly serving as a petty officer aboard the USS Nassau for four years, and followed his service with two years in the National Guard.

He was very proud of his service in the military and was involved in the VFW, spending much of his time helping many veterans in need. Stephen was an avid outdoorsman and loved camping, fishing and hunting with his family and friends. The week before Memorial Day, you would faithfully find them camping in Kokadjo and the Moosehead Lake area to celebrate the start of another summer.

Stephen loved playing pool; he and his wife were both part of the APA. One year he was able to accompany his wife on a trip she won to Las Vegas for the tournament and always said he was going to win a trip, too. He loved to ride his Harley and attended Bike Week in Laconia, N.H., many times. He even visited Orange County Choppers.

Stephen was a fan of NASCAR and supported Clint Boyer. He also loved hockey and was a huge fan of the Boston Bruins, even getting to meet legend Terry O’Reilly one day when Stephen helped change a tire on his travel trailer.

Stephen was predeceased by his mother, Patricia, in 1998; grandmother-in-law Joyce Sweetland in 2017; and his faithful dog Nickles in 2018.

Stephen is survived by the light and love of his life, Marie Gilman, of Appleton; children Alexander “Jake,” Casey (partner Shelby), and Jasmine; his father, Stephen, of Waterville and his wife, Deborah Colangelo; his older sister, Jennifer Miller, of Kentucky, her husband Troy, and children Ashley and Christyn; his older brother, Darrin Gilman I of Norridgewock, his wife, Bobbi, and children Faith, Angela and Darrin II; his younger brother, Terri Gilman I, of Whitefield, his wife, Sarah, and children Terri II, Christopher, Peyton (Stephen's goddaughter), James and Kathryn; his youngest brother, Patrick Gilman, of Waterville, his wife, Addie, and son Ryan; his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Carter, of Richmond and her partner, Paul Winchenbach; brother-in-law Chico Carter of Colorado, his wife, Cortney, and sons Tyler and Connor; Philip Sweetland, Elmer Sweetland Sr., Elmer Sweetland Jr., Ricki Sweetland, Ben Sweetland, and countless other family and friends.

Due to current conditions, the family has opted for a private service. In lieu of flowers donations in Stephen's memory may be made to the Harold Alfond Cancer Center or to one of the many charities for veterans.