Daniel S. Ames, 62, of Standish entered heavens gates on February 18, 2019. He was born in Portland, the son of Arthur and Evangeline (Deering) Ames. He grew up in North Deering and graduated from Portland High in 1972.
For a number of years he worked as a landscaper and later worked for the electric company trimming trees and climbing telephone poles. After an accident he worked for a printing company for more than a decade. He went to Gulfport, Mich. on a mission trip following Hurricane Katrina to help rebuild a church.
Danny enjoyed hunting, fishing, music and fast cars. He was an avid NASCAR and Patriots fan. Danny loved spending time with his family and adored his two grandchildren. Danny overcame much, charmed many, and inspired everyone he met.
He was predeceased by his son Nathaniel Ames who passed away in 1982; and his father Arthur Ames. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Brenda (Davis) Ames; two stepsons Steven Gabriel and his wife Courtney of Naples and Staff Sergeant Michael Gabriel of Bangor; three brothers Michael Ames, of Steep Falls, Butch Ames of Standish, David Ames of Freeport, and a sister Susan (Sudduth) McCrillis of Hiram; and two grandchildren Maximillian and Rosalie.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday February 27, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service Chapel, 498 Long Plains Road (Rt. 22) in Buxton.
There will be a celebration of life service held at the Living Stone Community Church on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm.