Daniel C. Seiders III, 69, died April 30 after a long battle with Parkinson‘s Disease. He was born Aug. 29, 1936, at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, the son of Daniel C., Jr. and Helen G. (Atkinson) Seiders. Daniel spent his early years growing up in South Bristol. He graduated from South Bristol High School in 1954, one of two students. He attended Gorham State Teachers College, now U.S.M., and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1958. He married his childhood sweetheart, Marilyn E. Knight, on Aug. 29, 1958, and although they divorced in 1980, David and Marilyn remained friends. He loved their five children and grandchildren. He taught for one year in Dover-Foxcroft. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1960 as an officer. After leaving the Navy, he returned to Maine and began lobstering and fishing along with raising five children. He left Maine in 1980 and worked on fish processing ships off the coast of Washington and Alaska. He also worked in maintenance at fish processing plants in Dutch Harbor and Sand Point, Alas. He worked for Wells Fargo as a security guard at Sea-Tac Airport in Seattle, Wash. Before retiring, he ran an adult family rest home with his long time companion, Polly Swayze. After retirement, he and Polly traveled the country and eventually lived in Benson, Ariz. In the fall of 2004, his Parkinson’s required more care so he returned to Maine. He was at Chase Point until he moved into Cove’s Edge Long Term Care Facility in December 2004. He continued to get out and visit with the assistance of family until July 2005 when family visited him until he passed away. Everyone at Cove’s Edge made his stay as happy and as comfortable as possible. He was a life member of the Wells-Hussey Post #42 in Damariscotta. His father predeceased him in 1994; mother in 1997; brother, John in 1945; ex-wife, Marilyn E. (Knight) Seiders on March 30, 2006; and many beloved aunts and uncles. He is survived by their five children, Maureen (Seiders) Anderson of Bristol and sons John and Matthew Anderson, Renee Seiders of Nobleboro, Daniel C. (IV) of Wisconsin and wife Karen (Starks) Seiders and sons, Daniel C. (V) and wife Kara (Smith), Patrick Seiders and fiancé Katy Stanton, Conrad A. and wife Erika (Stohl) Seiders of Colorado and sons, Christopher and Adam of Kansas, and Sonya (Seiders) and husband Christopher (Topher) Hunt of Newcastle and children, Betsy and Hayden Hunt; his long time companion Polly Swayze of Benson, Ariz. and her family; sisters, Nancy L. (Seiders) of Bath and husband Stan Caton and children Brenda and Mark and families, Gail H. (Furbish) of Topsham and daughter Teri and husband Mark Elwell, and Judy A. (Seiders) of Bristol and husband Harold Abbott and children David, Robert, and Denise and families; brothers, Guy I. Seiders of Rockland and wife Diane and children, Joshua and Christina and families, and Francis A. Seiders of South Bristol and children, Ruth Ann, Patty, John and Jan and families; aunts, Grace (Seiders) Redfield of Pemaquid Falls, Cora E. (Seiders) and husband Robert Williams of Illinois, and Lillian (Hall) Seiders of South Bristol and family; uncle, Lamar Seiders of South Bristol and family; three special cousins on his mother‘s side, Norma (Atkinson) and husband Raymond Baldwin and family of Nobleboro, Martha (Atkinson) and Lee Stafford of Nobleboro and family, and Shirley (Atkinson) and Merrill Bailey and family; and many other relatives and friends in Maine and throughout the country that will mourn his loss. At his children’s request there will be no visiting hours. Graveside services 11 a.m., Sat., May 6 at Hopkins Cemetery on Rte. 213 in Jefferson. He will be laid to rest beside his parents. His family and friends are invited to gather and celebrate his life May 6 at his daughter Sonya’s home, 150 Hunt Hill Rd., Newcastle following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cove’s Edge Resident Council, 26 Schooner St., Damariscotta, ME 04543. Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Strong Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.