Maitland (Sandy) Alexander III passed away Feb. 5, 2018, at Sussman House in Rockport. Sandy was born in Sewickley, Pa., July 18, 1949, to Maitland Alexander Jr. and Ann Paul. He was the middle of five children who grew up spending summers on Islesboro. After receiving his bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina, he moved to Bath, where he married Charlotte Knowles Higgins in 1973 and had his two children.

During his life he was a woodworker, pilot, registered nurse and boat captain before retiring and building his dream home on Islesboro.

His talents were many: foreign languages, world traveler, gardening, beekeeping, cooking, sailing and boatbuilding.

He would say his greatest accomplishment was swimming a 5K from Lincolnville Beach to Islesboro Aug. 19, 2017, in support of the LifeFlight Foundation.

He is survived by his partner and companion, Anne Bertulli, his daughter, Sarah Alexander; his son, Benjamin Alexander and daughter in-law Carly Cope; two grandchildren, Laughlin Alexander and Maitland Alexander; and his siblings, Louis Clark, Charles Alexander, Laine Alexander and Isabel Jackson, as well as 10 nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Sandy’s life will be held at the Islesboro Community Center Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sandy’s name may be made to Sussman House in Rockport or the LifeFlight Foundation of Maine.