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GOODWIN WISEMAN Obituaries Bangor Daily News BDN Maine July 21, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. Born in 1925, to LeBarron Wiseman and Ellen Merrill Wiseman, in Pittsfield, Goodwin grew into a man who would profoundly touch many lives. An entrepreneur from the beginning, this world-class businessman got his start by hanging around Lake Winnecook Golf Course, Unity, with his brother, Barry Steele, looking for opportunities to caddy. His golf game never got much better, but it was there that he first learned how to work hard and make friends. Wiseman graduated from Bangor High School, entered the Merchant Marines as an engineer toward the end of World War II, after attending Maine Maritime Academy, from which he graduated in 1945. Upon return from the European and Pacific theatres, he pursued and attained his Master of Business Administration at Boston University, where he was a member of Kappa Phi Alpha fraternity in 1948. Putnam Co., and became a trust officer for Merrill Trust Co. His primary venture, spanning 50 years, was his business Downeast Acreage Inc., wherein he brokered some of the most stunning islands and parcels of land up and down the coast of Maine and Nova Scotia. In this business he worked alongside several beloved friends, Lou Vafiades, Charles Sawyer, Casper Sargent, Nick Brountas, Vance Gray, Chic Morgan, Burt Hayman and his son, Bradley Wiseman. He was a joyful man and was happiest while tromping around the wilds of Maine. Goodwin enjoyed 36 years of marriage to Charleen Gordon Wiseman; they had a palpably electric connection and exhibited an absolute devotion to one another. They toured the world, eating and drinking and joking their way through their life together. Goodwin Wiseman most astounding accomplishment was raising his enormous brood of children, eight, all of whom were the very best at what they chose to do according to Goody, and in whom he had hyperbolic and unshakable pride and faith. He had five sons with Joan Hinds Wiseman, who passed away in 1994. Dean, 55, a diver and an alternative energy developer; Bradley, 53, a ceramicist and entrepreneur of Antiquity Tile; Barry, 52, a steeple-chase horse jockey, trainer and breeder; Clay, 50, a marine biologist, underwater photographer/cine-matographer, dive captain and journalist; and Cash, 48, real estate titan and most charming man in Maine. Goodwin married his wife, Charleen Gordon Wiseman in 1973 and they had one child, Goody-B. Goodwin also proudly raised Charleen two children as his own, Tiffani Martin Baldacci, the very best nurse, and Buddy Martin, welder and natural gas wrangler. Goodwin children were his pride and joy and his memory will live on through them. Goody insatiable interest was in all things old. He enjoyed restoring old houses and was knowledgeable about antiques and art. He was particularly interested in pieces from the Pilgrim, or Jacobean, era. His knowledge and passion were infectious and there was no better way to spend a summer Sunday than on the antique hunt with Goodwin Wiseman. The kind of man Goodwin Wiseman was is most evident in how he touched all the people he met. Most everyone who knew him speaks of him reverently, with respect and often with love. He was kind, generous to a fault, honest, fiercely intelligent yet simple and humble. Most of all, he was light-hearted, loving and funny beyond compare. Goody is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Charleen Wiseman; and his children, Dean and his wife, Lisa Wiseman, of Bangor, Bradley and his wife, Eila Wiseman, of Hampden, Barry and his wife, Sandra Wiseman, of Upper Marlboro, Md., Clay and his wife, Martha Wiseman, of Santa Cruz, Calif., Cash and his wife, Jane Wiseman, of Scarborough, Buddy and his wife, Sandy Martin, of Bangor, Tiffani and her husband, Josh Baldacci, and Goody-B. Wiseman of Castine. Goodwin is also survived by his pack of adorable grandchildren, Robbie, Dory, Lauren, Walt, Emma Coffey, Ashley Martin, Gabe, Lily, Cameron, William, Edgar, Gracie, Helvi, Aili, Meta and Goodwin; and granddog, Pushkin. Goody is also survived by his beloved puddy-cat, Lulu; and his dear friends, Johnny Graham, Milton Adelman and Dick Dyke. He will be missed. The family will be forever grateful for the loving and gentle care the staff on C-Unit gave Mr. Wiseman while at the Bangor Veterans Home. Friday, July 24, at Brookings-Smith Family Center, 163 Center St., Bangor. For those who wish to remember Goodwin in a special way, gifts may be made out in loving memory of Goodwin Wiseman to the Maine Veterans Home, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401 or Eastern Area Agency on Aging, Partners in Caring Respite Program, 450 Essex St., Bangor, ME 04401.