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Ian Stuart Candland, 51, of 6 S. Seventh St., Lewisburg, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at his home.
He was born Sept. 15, 1965, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.
Ian attended local schools and graduated from Susquehanna University.
Having spent his middle school years in Scotland and England with his family, Ian became well-versed in the finer points of soccer. Upon his return to Lewisburg, he petitioned the School Board for the admittance of soccer as a high school sport. He was captain of the team that was established until his leg was broken during a match during his senior year.
He worked in art galleries in Philadelphia until illness overtook him in the early 1990s when he returned to Lewisburg. In his adult years, Ian suffered from psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis complicated by schizophrenia. In recent years, as his physical mobility decreased, his mind cleared. Both diseases required skilled medical and social care, which he received locally and in Philadelphia.
Mitigating mental illness requires the compassion of a community. The family is grateful to those who found time to care for, communicate with, and comfort Ian during his illnesses. Ian's ability to stabilize the schizophrenia is at once evidence of the enormous courage he showed in handling two diseases at once and a model for others who need to know that stabilizing mental illness is possible.
He is survived by his parents, Mary and Douglas Candland; his elder brothers, Kevin and wife Katie, of San Francisco, Calif., and Christopher and wife Siti Nurjanah, of Wellesley, Mass.; and two nieces, Emma and Fiona, of San Francisco.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Published on  June 7, 2017
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