CLINTON, MAINE – Harvey A. Chesley Sr., 70, passed away on his own terms after a courageous life at his home surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on July 1, 1943, in Waterville, ME, the son of Kenneth and Jeanette Chesley. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1961 and married his high school sweetheart, Janice Russell. Harvey joined the Marines and served honorably in Vietnam. He returned home to Janice and they raised a family and built a life in Clinton, ME. Harvey was employed as a millwright for Scott Paper Company and later transferred to S.D. Warren where he retired in 1987. Harvey was a devoted father to his three children and spent a great deal of time organizing youth sports and activities and serving on the MSAD 49 School Board. He was active in the IAM union and held a number of offices. Harvey also gave his time to a number of civic organizations such as the Clinton Jaycees and the Clinton Lions. He volunteered time at the Clinton Lions Club Fair where he enjoyed cooking hot dogs in the hot dog booth. Harvey loved animals and raised a wide variety of farm critters. He had a favorite goat which he took to visit patients in a local nursing home. He loved to share his animals with young people in town and taught many of them the ropes of farming. He was an avid cribbage player and competed in many tournaments. He even ran a weekly tournament in Clinton donating the proceeds to Pine Tree Camp. Harvey was a proud “Bubba” to his six grandchildren. He took great joy in attending their sporting events and cheering them on. He reveled in their achievements and bragged to all who would listen. His grandchildren were truly one of his greatest blessings. Harvey was predeceased by his parents, and brothers, Kenneth and David. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Janice Russell Chesley; and their three children, Lori Chesley LaPorte and her husband Robert, Harvey Chesley, Jr. and his wife Lisen, and Gregory Chesley and his wife Lori; his six grandchildren, Caitlin LaPorte, Danielle Chesley, Regan Chesley, Keith Chesley, Alex Chesley, and Hunter Chesley; and one brother, Dana Chesley. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews and an abundance of friends. The family would like to thank his many health care workers and send a special thank you to Dawn and Judith. Harvey had a special place in his heart for Pine Tree Camp. It is the family’s wishes that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Pine Tree Camp to help build an adaptive playground for the campers. The address is: Pine Tree Camp, 114 Pine Tree Road, Rome, ME 04963. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, April 6, from 4-7 p.m. at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main Street, Fairfield. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, April 7, at 3p.m. at the Brown Memorial Methodist Church in Clinton, Maine. Burial will be held in the spring at Green Lawn Rest Cemetery in Clinton, Maine.