THOMASTON — Michael S. Bedell, age 53, passed away on May 4, 2021, at his home in Thomaston, Maine after a long illness. He was a kind-hearted lover of life, with an infectious smile, and a passion for pursuing happiness.
Mike was born May 10, 1967, in Los Angeles, California, and moved between Venice, Northern California, and LA until age 13 when he moved in with his father and family in Tenants Harbor, Maine.
His formative years were spent in Maine with his dad, stepmother, and half-siblings. He graduated from Georges Valley High School in 1986 and soon after, moved back to Los Angeles where he graduated from LA Trade Tech with a journeyman’s electrician's license. He was immediately hired by the City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Street Lighting.
After meeting and marrying his wife, Sandie, and the birth of their daughter, Skye, he got his master’s electrician's license and moved his new family back to Maine, where he started his own electrical contracting business, Capstone Electric. He enjoyed many successful years as a local contractor.
Michael’s father, Malcolm, passed away in 2009.
He is survived by his mother, Sylvia; his adult children, Josh Bedell and Skye Bedell, and their mother Sandie MacLachlan; his sister, Shannon Russo and her husband Joe; brother, Malcolm; his stepmom, Penny; as well as nieces, a nephew, aunts, uncles, cousins, step-siblings, and friends.
Michael was proud of his accomplishments and loved all of his family. Although he spent his last years ravaged by disease, he remained positive about life and wanted so much to continue on with his. He will be missed and cherished forever.
A celebration of his life will be held in Maine on June 13, 2021. Location and time will be posted on his memorial page soon.