Bolton. Mass. — Edgar Jacob Caldwell III, 79 years, passed away on November 25, 2012. Born January 19, 1933, Edgar was the only son of Anna Sherwood Clayton Caldwell and Edgar Jacob Caldwell, Jr.
He married Nancy Ruth Williams in 1955, divorced in 2001. He leaves behind three children, Christopher Bryan Caldwell, M.D., Matthew Williams Caldwell, M.D., Kelda Caldwell Simpson; and eight grandchildren, Courtney Caldwell, Nathaniel Caldwell, Henry Caldwell, Kathleen Caldwell, Garrett Caldwell, Jordan Caldwell, Molly Simpson, and Sally Simpson. Edgar lived with his partner and soul mate, Joanne M. Maddock in Scarborough Maine, and most recently Bolton. He is survived by three stepchildren, Laura Maddock, Sharon Kahler, and Michael Maddock.
He graduated from Pinkerton Academy in 1950 and was subsequently elected to the Academy's Hall of Fame in 2002. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1954, and the College of Medicine of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College in 1958. Dr. Caldwell completed Internal Medicine training at the Mary Fletcher Hospital. He was a member of the United States Public Health Service serving at the National Institutes of Health from 1963 through 1966, following which he returned to the University of Vermont as an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine in the Department of Cardiology having been selected as a career development awardee of the NIH. He left the College of Medicine in 1971 to become the Director of Pulmonary Medicine and Respiratory Medicine at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine until 1982. He was a member of the Department of Critical Care Medicine where he was a clinical investigator. Dr. Caldwell was the author of numerous scientific papers and abstracts particularly in Cystic Fibrosis. At the Maine Medical Center he was a member of the Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Team from 1971 through 2002 and was Director and founder of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic. Dr. Caldwell was very active in the American Lung Association of Maine serving on the board of directors for thirty-four years.
Dr. Caldwell’s compassion and desire to continue to care for those with cystic fibrosis, led him to complete the Maine Medical Center Adult Psychiatry Residency program in 2003 and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training program in 2008. He practiced locum tenens adult, child and adolescent psychiatry in Maine and Massachusetts and most recently at the Family Services Inc., in Lawrence.
Edgar loved cooking, gardening and traveling, particularly to Italy. His other hobbies included running, hiking, cross country skiing, sailing, wine-making, beekeeping and biking, completing the Maine Lung Association Trek across Maine numerous times.
Edgar’s intellect, curiosity and sincere desire to mentor and encourage will be missed. He will be remembered as a loving, vibrant man who deeply cared for others.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 15, at 1 p.m. at the Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, located at 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland Center, Maine 04021.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Lung Association in Maine, 122 State Street, Augusta Maine, 04330 or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at www.cff.org., or 6931 Arlington Rd., 2nd floor, Bethesda, MD 20814.