DAVID ALSTON MACVANE III\nJanuary 14, 1960- November 29, 2023\n\nSouth Portland- David A. MacVane III came into this world on January 14th, 1960, the son of the late David (Bunk) MacVane, Jr and Constance (Enos) MacVane. He spent his childhood growing up on his beloved, Cliff Island, attending a one room schoolhouse with siblings, cousins, and many friends. From a very early age, he and his brother would board his father’s lobster boat, the Nomad, in the wee hours, where the three would haul and set lobster traps. Those formative years shaped him into the hardworking man he became. He graduated from Portland High School in 1979, with accolades in football and track. Shortly after high school he enlisted in the Navy, like many of his family members had done and continue to do. He had an exemplary record, with a focus on communications. If you were lucky enough to sit and listen to his stories, you know how much he took pride in that time. \n\nAfter being honorably discharged, he started a long and successful career as a driver for companies like UPS, General Linen, Fed Ex and most recently Native Maine. He rarely missed a day of work and was a perfectionist with every task. To call him a handy man would be an understatement. Not only could he build or fix anything, but he also owned and would quickly loan any imaginable tool you could think of. It wasn’t just his generous heart that you noticed, his smile and charm were magnetic. He took great pride in his appearance, whether it was a day on the boat, an afternoon on his deck or a special occasion, he dressed in style. His door was always open, anyone that entered his home never had an empty glass or stomach. \n\nDavid was a cancer survivor, who managed that time with the grace and attitude you would expect from a strong Maine islander. Over the last few years, he faced more trials and tribulations that, at times, started to wear on his hard-working body. David retired in April of 2022 and was navigating this new chapter in his own way. On November 29th the struggle ended, and as his loved ones grieve the giant void he left behind, we take some solace that he is at peace. \n\nDavid is survived by his wife of 13 years, Melissa; his son, who he was so proud of, Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Cameron MacVane; his stepsons, Travis Conner, Cameron Conner, and Noah Blake. He also leaves behind his siblings, Robert MacVane, Ann MacVane, and Laurie Boody; in addition to many friends, cousins, nieces, and a nephew. \nForever in our hearts.\n\nServices are Wednesday December 6th with a viewing from 11AM-1PM and a short service at 1PM at the Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland.