Gardiner-David Philip Hamlin, 70, of Gardiner died unexpectedly Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford with his loving wife of 31 years at his side. He was born on January 4, 1943 at the Gardiner General Hospital, a son of Philip and Ava Adams Hamlin of West Gardiner. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister Francis Hopkins, a brother in Law Galen Davis, a grandchild Adam Hamlin. He is survived by the most loving wife a man could ask for Isla Taylor Hamlin of Gardiner, five children, David E Hamlin of West Gardiner, Donald R. Hamlin and his companion Rhonda Blais of Pittston, Darren Hamlin of Augusta, Tina Lamoreau and her companion Roger Whitten of East Winthrop, John Lamoreau and his wife Kelly of Windsor, a sister Dorothy Davis of Randolph, grandchildren, Darrah and Cole Hamlin of Bowdoinham, Samantha and Jacob Lamoreau of Windsor, Sarah and Josh Hamlin of West Gardiner and Hunter Hamlin of Winthrop, Joey Blais of West Gardiner, Patrick Eaton of Augusta Honorably discharged from Army National Guard #156 Heavy Equipment Maintenance of Augusta, David was a graduate of Gardiner High school in 1961.He had worked at Walker’s Lumber in Gardiner while attending high school. After High school he worked at Hopkins Plumbing in Gardiner for 6 years then Central Maine Power Company in Augusta retiring in 1995 and returned to CMP in 1997 retiring again in 2005 for a total of 42 years. David loved his camera, especially taking photos of nature. He had many many friends up North and Down South. He loved his weekends and vacations with his wife at their summer place in wells. He enjoyed summer barbeques and gatherings with his family. Also how he enjoyed trying out different recipes and having the family test them out. There will be a celebration of Life on Saturday June 8th from 12 to 4pm at the Gardiner Lion’s Club. Pot Luck dishes welcomed. I would like to ask all attending to come as you are, please no need to be formal. Honorary pallbearers are his five children and Roger Whitten. Burial will be at his family lot in Litchfeild Plains Cemetery at a later date.