Marc D. Jobin
February 22, 1956 – October 30, 2019
SCARBOROUGH - Marc Dennis Jobin of Westbrook - a beloved father, coach, friend, raconteur, and pug-owner- passed away peacefully at his family's side on Oct. 30, 2019 at the age of 63.
Marc was born on Feb. 22, 1956 in Rumford. He was the sixth of seven children born to Leonce and Ruth Jobin. He is survived by his two children, Nicholas and Zachary, his wife Carolyn, and dog Zoe.
He was a loving, present, and devoted father. His sons were his pride and joy; those within earshot of him would almost certainly overhear updates on their accomplishments. When Zachary was a newborn, Marc woke up early every morning to watch The Wizard of Oz with him in its entirety. Zach would watch the movie in the reflection of his glasses, making literal the fact that his sons would spend each day looking up to him. He never missed a chance to spend time with his boys. From t-ball through Nicholas' college basketball career, he was always front and center on the sidelines or in the stands. His bedroom was replete with photos and trophies- monuments not just to his sons' accomplishments, but to his support and guidance as a patriarch.
He was a loyal and enthusiastic friend. As a proud member of the University of Southern Maine's Phi Mu Delta brotherhood, he carried close relationships with him throughout his life. Whether taking in a St. Joe's basketball game, jetting down to Miami for a weekend in the sun, or just enjoying a cold Allagash on his deck, his close friends wished to be with him every step of the way, and he was always ready to share in a laugh.
He was also a great friend to animals, a sign of his tremendous empathy and capacity for love. His pugs, first Lincoln and then Zoe, meant the world to him. It was a rare sight to see him without a curly-tailed companion within petting distance.
He was a prolific coach and volunteer. Through over 40 years at the helm of various youth sports teams, he instilled values of hard work and prideful competition into hundreds and hundreds of young people. Many a Maine millennial learned the value of a bounce pass and keeping your hands up on defense at his urging. More importantly, they learned valuable life lessons thanks to the many hours of his time he generously gave. He would also want it made a matter of record that he won a championship at every level in which he coached.
He was an efficient worker for decades at the Maine Auto Dealers Association. He was a fantastic joke teller. He was, unfortunately, a lifelong, diehard Vikings fan. He was quick-witted and bright as can be.
Though these sentences are sadly framed in the past tense, it should be known that there are myriad ways his legacy lives on. There are many hundreds of people he reached on his journey, many of his qualities reflected in those who came across him. There will certainly never be another Marc Jobin, but the world is better for the effect he has had on it. He is loved, he is missed, and we will bear him with us always.
Friends and family are invited to share their memories by visiting Marc's online guestbook at www.jonesrichandbarnes.com
A memorial will be held for Marc at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home on Nov. 10 at 11 a.m., with visiting hours from 9-11 a.m.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland.
In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made in his name to the:
Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland arlgp.org
- Leonce Jobin, Father
- Ruth Jobin, Mother
- Carolyn Jobin, Wife
- Nicholas Jobin, Son
- Zachary Jobin, Son
- Anicam Refuge League of Greater Portland
- Visitation Sunday, November 10, 2019
- Memorial Service Sunday, November 10, 2019
Marc D. Jobin
November 10, 2019
Marc was a major force in many young men’s lives. My son Walter played basketball for the Maine Gym Rats. It was an AAU basketball team that Marc started back in 1998. Marc was instrumental in the everyday running of this team. He taught the boys many skills that showed them how to be a team player,how to communicate,how to listen and most of all how to challenge yourself and believe in yourself. Marc was a very kind person and generous. His presence was always large when he was around. He loved his sons Zach and Nick very much. He was an excellent dad. I’m so glad to have known Marc. He definitely touched our families live in a positive way. My condolences to his family and his friends.
November 5, 2019
Marc and I grew up together in Rumford. He was one year older and we went to the same junior high and high school. He was always tough, strong and highly competitive. We both went on to the University of Southern Maine. It was Marc that introduced my fellow Rumford room mate, Johnny Puiia, Todd Mac and myself to the Phi Mu Delta fraternity where Marc was now a legend. We became close friends and I am forever grateful of the many nights we sat around and listened to Bob Dylan, Warren Zevon and others. We had many serious conversations about making a difference in the world as young men often do. Marc made a difference to the many who know him as is evident by the many memories we have. I remember most his wit, wisdom, humor and his deep devotion to his friends. I am thankful he was my team mate on various sports we played and on my side with a few skirmishes we had along the way. Marc could always be counted on to deliver the effort that would allow us to win. And deliver the great message and joke after the game that brought us together and the many fantastic memories we have even now. Marc will not be forgotten and I hope we will always remember the good times we had together with him.
November 5, 2019
So young, too early and sadly missed. Marc was a man of strong convictions and lived by his heart in ways that inspire me. There is a special place in Heaven for this fabulous brother ..... I see from his obituary that he was trained from birth to be the caring brother who deeply valued his family, friends and associates. Vice President and an original Phi Mu Delta Alumni board member from its inception. He fondly called me "Chipster".
November 4, 2019
Marc, you represented all the good of Phi Mu Delta. You were the epitome of brotherhood. You were the force who brought and kept alumni together. Rest In Peace, Brother Marc.
November 4, 2019
I''ll always remember the good times at 124 School, RIP my brother.
November 3, 2019
Oh Marc, too soon, FAR too soon my friend. Love you a lot, when you get there tell Steve I say hi, that I miss him and give him a big hug for me. I miss you already. My deepest sympathies to your sons and loved ones. Love you Brother. Hilti
November 1, 2019
Marc (couch) Jobin wonderful times at Little league Brother!!! Having a cold Beer at 33 Elmwood ...You Never Be Forgotten!!! Alot of good Laughs.. Ride with the Wind Marc. Allen &Mary& Derek✌🏽😢