OBITUARY

Jake Phipps

December 15, 1975November 2, 2012

Jason “Jake” Phipps, 36

Yarmouth – Jason “Jake” Orrin Phipps, 36, of Yarmouth, died unexpectedly on Friday November 2, 2012 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Jake was born on December 15, 1975 in Portland a son of William and Patricia (Kelley) Phipps. He grew up in Yarmouth and graduated from Greely High School, Class of 1995.

Over the years Jake enjoyed participating in Special Olympics, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and most recently kayaking. His passion however was harness racing. He was a member of the Maine Harness Racing Association and worked as a groomer for Don Richards and his Grandfather Orrin Phipps. He was a judge at the Maine State Truck Driving Championships. Jake worked at Yarmouth Lumber as a shop assistant. His open and uplifting personality followed him wherever he went and he would go out of his way just to say “hello”.

Jake loved to be with his family – be it trucking with his Dad, going to church with his Mom, spending time with his nieces and nephews or hanging out with his brother and sisters – it was all good. His love for them was as big as the man and he will be greatly missed.

Jake is survived by his father, William H. Phipps and step-mother Pam Rogers of Yarmouth; his mother, Patricia A. Phipps of Windham; his sister, Kristalyn Phipps; his brother, Kevin Phipps; his sister, Laurie Balzanelli and her husband Michael; his sister, Sheryl Gray; his grandfather, Orrin Phipps; three nieces; five nephews and hundreds of friends.

Visiting hours will be on Friday November 9, 2012 from 5 – 7 PM at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth with a funeral service on Saturday November 10 at 11 AM at Highland Cliff Advent Christian Church, 96 Highland Cliff Road, Windham. A reception will follow at Yarmouth Lumber, 384 Portland Road (Route 100), Gray. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Yarmouth at a later date. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.come to view a video collage of Jake’s life and to share your condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

In lieu of flowers, Jake’s family would sincerely appreciate donations in Jake’s memory to Highland Cliff Advent Christian Church, 96 Highland Road, Windham, ME 04062 or Autism Society of Maine, 72B Main Street, Winthrop, ME 04364.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2012
  • Visiting Hours Friday, November 9, 2012

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Reception - after service
REMEMBERING

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Chris & Cathy Cole-Fornisano

November 9, 2012

To the Phipps family, we are so very sorry for the loss of such a kind and friendly soul. Pat, I remember when I lived with you, Jake, Kevin and Kristalyn. You were all so welcoming epecially Jake although I think he was baffled by why I needed to have my alarm set 20 minutes ahead of time. I will never forget the morning that I was 20 minutes late for work because Jake had reset my clock to the correct time. I think he'd be happy to know that all my clocks are now set for the right time. Over the years we've enjoyed the visits with you and Jake watching football games, for special gatherings, or dinner just the four of us. We will miss his smile and conversations about horses.
Much love to you all always.

Stephen Frangipane

November 9, 2012

I regret meeting Jason only a couple times. He was a really nice guy and had a good heart. Very sorry for the loss to the family.

November 9, 2012

So glad to have known Jason and to have been counted as one of his friends. He will be deeply missed by his church family and friends at the Church. Our prayers are with his family.
Tom Szostak

Dodie Dillon

November 9, 2012

Tom and I are so sorry to hear of Jake's passing. Every time our horses race we will think of him not being at the track with Donnie.
Jake was a special person and we will miss him.
Sincerely,
Tom and Dodie Dillon

Mary Beth Lindung

November 8, 2012

My dear Pat,
I was deeply saddened to learn of Jason's passing. I have such fond memories of that fair-haired little boy who joined my nursery school class so many years ago. And it was a joy to watch him grow into such a fine young man. I am so glad that I was able to reconnect with Jason when we had lunch at DiMillo's a while back, and I will always treasure the memory of that day. I know that Jason will live on in your heart and soul, and that all those precious memories will always be a part of you. Jason brought joy and happiness to everyone who touched his live, and I am blessed to have known him. I wish I could be with you right now, but it's not possible. I have not been able to reach you by phone, but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God comfort you in this difficult time.
xoxo Mary Beth (239-659-4484/239-293-1125)

November 8, 2012

Bill, Orrin and the Phipps family, We are blessed to have know a person as wonderful as Jake. We are so sorry for your loss, our hearts are heavy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Luke & Tuffy

November 8, 2012

Billy and wonderful family. We loved getting to know Jake last summer. You raised a fine son. I pray that friends and family uphold you and that each day was God's gift to you. His life was so full - he was a very happy man. Each one of you should be proud he was "yours". Hugs, Cindy and Sandy (Curren twins). YHS Class of 1967.

November 7, 2012

Bill,
Very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I viewed his photo gallery. He lived actively and was loved. "A life well lived is a precious gift." My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Nora (Grover) Miley, Portsmouth, Va.

Margaret mitchell

November 7, 2012

Jake, you were so loved. I will always remeber dancing with you at Laurie wedding. Your smile will be missed allways. Love Margaret and Dale

November 7, 2012

Pat, the shock and disbelief I felt after receiving Frank's call defies all logic! I have tried all three numbers I have for you, but to no avail. Please know I am thinking of you and so wish I could be by your side, hugging you closely. Jason was a treasure of your heart, and to lose him, is surely like losing a piece of yourself, All the love that he brought you has not left, for the essence of his soul will linger forever. It cannot escape your heart, for it has been there forever, and his halo of love is entwined with yours from here to eternity. xo Patti (Louisville, KY) 502/292-7516