OBITUARY

Mark Andrew Leavitt

April 5, 1955June 8, 2021
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Mark Andrew Leavitt

South Portland, ME- Mark Andrew Leavitt, 66, of Orlando Street, died on June 8, 2021 after a brief illness. His adoring wife, Grace and sister Mary were by his side. He was born in Portland, ME, on April 5th, 1955, a son of Franklin Clinton Leavitt Jr. and Barbara Ann (Nichols) Leavitt.

Mark was a veteran, attending the Coast Guard Academy in the mid-70’s and then serving in the Coast Guard Reserves until 1982. By then he had begun his Bath Iron Works career. He was a security guard in 1977, and after he completed his Bachelor’s degree at Westbrook College, joined the purchasing department. He remained in purchasing for the rest of his 42 years with BIW and was looking forward to retirement later this month.

He had a lifelong interest in youngsters and sports – playing little league, basketball in junior high. Mark was proud to be the Cross Country captain and track team member where he was part of the last graduating class from the 'old' Brunswick High School. He coached pee wee basketball at the Bath YMCA with his cousin Skip White in the late 70’s. In the 1990’s and 2000’s, Mark coached all of his son’s sports teams…T-ball, basketball, and swimming.

Another lifelong hobby was building models. In the last 11 years, he was an active member of Southern Maine Scale Modelers. He and his wife Grace won local and regional awards with their models. The couple also enjoyed bowling together at Big 20 in Scarborough. Mark also was a Jimmy Buffett parrothead, attending many concerts and introducing all to the music. He also enjoyed NASCAR going to Loudon racetrack since its inception - first with his father, next his son, and more recently with Grace.

Mark’s world revolved around his family. His son Andrew Clinton Leavitt of Waltham MA was born in 1989 to Mark and his first wife, Glenda Wilson of Freeport. Mark met and later married Grace Everest of South Portland in June, 2008. He gained a stepson Shawn Everest-Ortiz now a successful accountant. Being a father was his joy and the pride he had in both of his sons was boundless.

Mark was pre-deceased by his parents and grandparents. He is survived by his wife and sons, his stepmother of over 50 years Ella Leavitt of Topsham and his sisters Mary Leavitt Goulette (husband Rene) of South Bristol, Ella Leavitt Anderson (husband Victor) of Topsham, and Tricia Leavitt of Bath. He was a wonderful Uncle, Great-Uncle, Cousin and Brother-in-law. His friends and family mourn his loss and invite those who knew him to pay respects by joining the family during visitation from 4-7 pm on Monday, June 14, 2021, at Jones Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. Portland.

Celebration of Life will be held from 1-4 pm on Sunday June 27th at Midcoast Pizza and More 737 Washington St., Bath, Hawaiian/Jimmy Buffet theme.

Those who would like can make donations in his name to The Maine Military Museum and Learning Center, 50 Peary Terrace, South Portland, ME 04106.

  • FAMILY

  • Franklin Clinton Leavitt, Jr, Father (deceased)
  • Barbara Ann (Nichols) Leavitt, Mother (deceased)
  • Grace Everest, Wife
  • Andrew Clinton Leavitt, Son
  • Shawn Everest-Ortiz, Step Son
  • Ella Leavitt, Step Mother
  • Mary Leavitt Goulette (Rene Goulette), Sister
  • Ella Leavitt Anderson (Victor Anderson), Sister
  • Tricia Leavitt, Sister
  • DONATIONS

  • The Maine Military Museum and Learning Center

Services

  • Visiting Hours

    Monday, June 14, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, June 27, 2021

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Mark Andrew Leavitt

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Felicity Kerr

June 13, 2021

So many hours spent with Mark poolside, supporting our kids. They were teammates both at CMA and Scarborough High School. He will be missed.

John Moreshead

June 13, 2021

So sorry to hear about Marks passing. We met Mark as parents of swimmers at Coastal Maine Aquatics several years ago. It was always a pleasure to see him. He always had a big smile and a kind word. May he rest in peace.

John, Karen, Joe and Katherine Moreshead

Tricia Leavitt

June 12, 2021

Boundless humor; so incredibly kind; so stubborn & unfailingly loving & Holy Loyalty!! Just pretty much any one's dream of a wonderful big brother. Thank you for everything, Brother Mine, I simply adore you.

Maureen Humiston

June 12, 2021

Gracie, I can’t begin to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of Mark. You were such a great couple. He was an absolutely wonderful man. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time.

Maureen Humiston

Haakan Lundkvist

June 11, 2021

Coastal Maine Aquatics was our place we know each other from. I always felt in great company with great respect. Rest in peace, my friend.
Our sincere condolences to the family and friends - Haakan , Nena and Amelia Lundkvist.

Stephen Mattice

June 11, 2021

Mark was one of the first people I met when I went to work at BIW, and I liked him right away. He was always ready to share his wealth of knowledge and help in any way he could. Between his "Hawaiian Shirt Friday's", stories about the family he loved so much, or the playful banter, Mark was a one of a kind and he was loved by all. There are people that come into your life and leave a lasting impression, and for me, Mark is one of those people. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Fly high and rest easy Mark......thank you for everything.

Elaine L. Hodnett

June 10, 2021

Mark became such a dear and beloved friend after he married my long time friend, Gracie.
I will never forget their traditional yet unconventional wedding...so completely them ❤
We had a Halloween party at our home a few years ago and sweet Mark dressed as Clark Kent/ Super Man...very appropriate for his quiet demeanor but fervent and devoted love of family and friends and willingness to help anyone in need.
Fly with the angels, dear Mark. You are safe in the arms of God now...never ever to be forgotten by those of us who knew and loved you.

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