OBITUARY

Jack Jack Hodgman

June 26, 1939October 25, 2012

John “Jack” Hodgman, 73

Yarmouth – John “Jack” Loren Hodgman, Jr., 73 of Yarmouth died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 25, 2012. He was born on June 26, 1939 in Brewer, the younger of two sons of John and O. Frances (Reed) Hodgman. He grew up in South Portland and graduated from South Portland High School, Class of 1958. There he was a proud member of the Maine State Championship basketball team. Following the championship he had the pleasure of playing in Boston Garden against other New England State championship teams.

Jack attended SMVTI where he studied drafting. Later he enlisted in the US Air Force and served four years as a medic. After his discharge he returned to Maine and began a career in manufacturing with various companies. Conscientious and dedicated he is best described as a true Yankee who was not afraid of hard work. In doing so he was an example for his children; “Hodgmans never quit.” His work ethic was one of his many legacies to them.

He met the love of his life on a blind date and had the good sense to marry her on August 17, 1968. Jack proudly enjoyed watching their daughter, son and grandchildren play all sports, but most especially high school and college basketball. He also enjoyed watching just about any sporting event in person or on television and it was always a pleasure to be around him when watching a game. The last night of his life was spent watching his son-in-law’s Fryeburg Academy soccer team playing Yarmouth in the quarter final tournament game. He followed and rooted for Clipper athletics (except when they were playing Fryeburg Academy.) As Jack’s five granddaughters have gotten older and expressed interests in dance, jazz, singing, art, and musical theater as well as athletics he applied his love for sport to any activity his beloved grandchildren enjoyed. With his wife at his side, he rarely missed an event.

Jack will be remembered as a man who was dependable, fair, loving, loyal and very gentle. He could also be silly without trying to be (always a hit with his grandkids) and was definitely a reliable and trustworthy friend. He was attentive to all around him and a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather. He always saw the good in people and never had an unkind word for anyone he knew.

"Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it kind, is it true, is it necessary, does it improve upon the silence?" -Shirdi Sai Baba. Jack was a man of few words; they were kind, and true, and only improved the silence.

Jack is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ann Hodgman of Yarmouth; his daughter Kelley Hodgman-Burns and her husband Robert and their daughters: Isabel, Anna Kathryn and Lucy Margaret all of Fryeburg; his son Michael Hodgman and his wife Tammy and their daughters: Abigayle and Emma Grace all of Windham; his brother Wayne Hodgman and his wife Becky of Florida.

A celebration of Jack’s life will be held on Friday November 2, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth with a reception immediately following at the funeral home. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at a later date. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of Jack’s life and to share your condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

Services

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  • Celebration of Life Friday, November 2, 2012
  • Reception Friday, November 2, 2012

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Deborah Nguyen

November 3, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. John was always kind, humorous, hard-working, smiling,... you could count on him. He was was a pleasure to work with and to know.

Amelia and Jenna Kiely

November 3, 2012

My sister and I worked at Shaws with John. He was one of our favorite people to work with. He was always so friendly and pleasant to work with. I looked forward to the mornings when I would get to work with John. What amazed me the most about him was how hard he was willing to work. He was inspiring. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kelly Karuzis

November 2, 2012

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.- Kahlil Gibran

Wishing your hearts peace,
Kelly, Michael & Mazy Karuzis

Scotty Strout

October 31, 2012

John will be so deeply missed. He was a wonderful man whom I had the pleasure to work with at Shaw's. He would always say goodmorning before I would have a chance to get the words out. I deeply enjoyed his presents each day.

Tara Nichols

October 31, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I worked with John at Shaw's and he was an amazing man and an incredibly hard worker. He will be missed by us all.

Dan Harlow

October 30, 2012

Ann my thoughts prays are with you and your family.

Jill Hodgdon

October 29, 2012

So sorry for your lost. My thoughts and prays are with you at this time.

Deb Faietta

October 29, 2012

I also had the pleasure of working with John at Shaws. He was always so pleasant and never ended the day without saying a cheerful " have a good one". I will miss his presence. My thoughts are with you, his family, at this time of deep sorrow.

John S Beck

October 28, 2012

When Mr.Hodgman's son Mike first brought me to his hometown in Yarmouth,we were in college, Basketball teamates,then became the best of friends. That's when I had the pleasure of meeting Mr.H!!When I walked into his home for the 1st time,I Immediately felt like I was a part of the family!!That's the way Mr and Mrs H treated me.. so very down to earth and friendly. That day, I left the Hodgman home,I knew right off in some small way I would become close to him.He was one of the most knowledgable people to talk sports about!! Weather it be Celtics B-ball or Division 3 ladies field hockey,He had the answer. One of my many fondest memories of Mr.H was walking down to the tv room,and hearing that tv broadcasting some kind of a sports event,then seeing him intensely in tuned to whatever game he happened to be watching! I could go on all day. Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Mr.H knows what i'm refering to.
Mr.H,I know you are resting in all the peace you deserve. You will forever be in my thoughts and prayers,and I thank God with all of my heart that I was very fortunate to know not only your Beautiful family,but the man I will always know as Mr.Sports knowledge guy!!
Have fun flying high with the angels..

John S. Beck

Tom Wertman

October 28, 2012

I had the pleasure of working with John at Old Tavern Farm many years ago. The description of his personna couldn't be more spot on. I found him to be a most polite and hard working man. He set a great example of his work ethic and made a positive impression on me at a young age when I was there. My fondest memory of John was how be bought his trucks. He always said "I get a new truck every time my ash tray gets full." Knowing he was a non-smoker saying that always made me laugh. This community has truly lost a great man. My memories working with John will always be fond ones. My sincerest condolences to your whole family for your loss.
Sincerely,
Tom Wertman