Candasa E. Epstein, 93 of Newcastle, passed away on the evening of August 2, 2017 while in the care of the devoted staff of the Harbor View Cottage, a part of the Lincoln Home. Born in Denison, Texas on February 19, 1924, she was the daughter of Clyde and Loreta (Pearson) Edwards. Candasa was a prolific artist who mainly worked in oils, watercolor and pastels. Before she even entered public school in Texas, her talent was noticed and supported. After high school in Van Alstyne, Texas, she traveled to Woodstock and New York City to study art. While there, she met Sylvan Epstein and they married in 1951. Many in the Epstein family adored her. Decades later, she moved to Carmel, California where she studied textiles and photography. Moving back to New York City, she and her husband worked as commercial photographers. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Sylvan Epstein; and her sister, Margaret Edwards. Local friends here in Maine, the Little family of Alexandria and Fairfax, Virginia, along with a niece, Carole Schaefer of Asheville, North Carolina, mourn her passing. She will be laid to rest privately. Her family would like to thank everyone at the Lincoln Home, and Harbor View Cottages, for the competent care she received there. Also, many thanks go out to Sharon Sandstrum, who was a loyal friend and guardian, spending many hours with Candasa. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME. Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.
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