OBITUARY

Daniel Stuart Hamblet

May 7, 1943June 8, 2019
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Daniel Stuart Hamblet 1943-2019

WINDHAM – Daniel S. Hamblet, 76, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine from complications related to Parkinson’s disease. He was born on May 7, 1943 in Portland, Maine to the late Melvin and Evelyn Hamblet, and was a graduate of Deering High School (1962), Maine Maritime Academy (1966), and the Marine Graduate School of Engineering in New York (1969).

Dan spent the first 20 years of his career at Sea as a Chief Engineer. At the height of the Viet Nam war, Dan was aboard a series of cargo ships hauling jet fuel, ammunition and military vehicles from North Carolina to staging areas in the combat zone. When not at Sea, Dan got involved in Commercial Real Estate, and subsequently pursued that as a fulltime career under the name of Hamblet Development Real Estate for the next 10+ years. In 1992, Dan became the owner/operator of two World Gym Fitness Centers in Portland and Brunswick, until they were sold in 1998. Then Dan joined his wife’s Human Resources Consulting firm as its Chief Financial Officer and worked there until his retirement due to failing health.

Sport activities had been a major factor in Dan’s life. Dan excelled in football at Deering High School and continued playing in college at Maine Maritime Academy. However, his most accomplished sports activity was weightlifting. As a weightlifter, Dan especially excelled in the deadlift. Dan set a world record in 1989 by deadlifting 731 pounds in Graz, Austria. During the course of his 30-year career in this sport, he won 28 State Championships, 19 National Championships, and is a 5- time World Champion. In May of 2016, Dan was inducted into the Maine Sports hall of Fame for his weightlifting.

Dan is survived by his wife of 22 years (Deborah Gallant), his daughter Kristina Hunley and her husband Brandon, his two grandchildren, Kaelynn & Jaxson Hunley, his brother Edwin Hamblet of Plattsburg, NY and his two West Highland White Terriers (Olivia & Kallie). He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Elizabeth Hamblet.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at the Gosnell House for the care that was given to Dan and the Hamblet family.

A visiting hour will be held Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 10am – 11am from the Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral home, 199 Woodford St., Portland to be followed by a funeral service at 11am. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the The Gosnell Hospice House , Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, Me. 04074.

  • FAMILY

  • Melvin Hamblet, Father
  • Evelyn Hamblet, Mother
  • Deborah Hamblet, Wife
  • Kristina Hunley, Daughter
  • Brandon Hanley, Son-in-law
  • Kaelynn Hunley, Granddaughter
  • Jaxson Hunley, Grandson
  • Edwin Hamblet, Brother
  • Elizabeth Hamblet, Sister
  • DONATIONS

  • Gosnell Memorial Hospice House

Services

  • Time of Visitation Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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Linda Blessing

June 12, 2019

My memories of Dan are many; there is a consistent thread of his devotion and love for Deborah, Kristi, his grandchildren and his friends. It has been an honor to have known him, to have been charmed by his smile and humor for 22 years when he married my dear friend, Deborah. I will miss him.

Charles Baird

June 10, 2019

Will always remember Dan working out at the old gyms we used to frequent. He was in a class of his own.

Sharon Obery

June 10, 2019

MY thoughts of Danny as a healthy robust, soft-spoken gentleman will remain. Deepest sympathy at this time to Debbie & Danny's family.

Kind regards, Sharon

Karen Munroe

June 10, 2019

My deepest sympathy goes out to Danny's daughter Kristi and her family. May fond memories get you through this sorrowful time.
Love, Karen Munroe

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