Ray F. Hodsdon
BERWICK -- Ray F. Hodsdon, 71, of Berwick, died on September 10, 2013 after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Roxbury on July 2, 1942, a son of Philo and Alice (Taylor) Hodsdon. He was raised in Frye and a 1960 graduate of Stephens High School in Rumford.
After graduation, he enrolled in the Machinist Apprentice Program at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, beginning a 35-year career as a machinist and design engineer. During this time he met his wife of 47 years Elaine Kimball. Early in his career, he enlisted and served in the Army Reserve.
He was a longtime member of the Lions Club, and in his spare time enjoyed antique cars, fishing, woodworking and camping.
Survivors include his son, Andrew and wife Tamara Hodsdon of Berwick; his grandchildren, Alexander and Jillian Hodsdon of Berwick; second wife, Nancy (Diamant) Kimball of Berwick, a brother, Roscoe and wife, Lorrie Hodsdon of Frye; sister-in-law, Earlene Rosenberg of Bryant Pond and Karen Hodsdon of Frye, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Elaine Kimball Hodsdon in 2010; two brothers, Douglas Hodsdon in 2000 and Roy Hodsdon in 2006; and a brother-in-law, Robert Kimball in 2012.
There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery, Berwick. Should friends choose, memorial donations in his memory may be made to: Another Chance Animal Rescue, PO Box 552, North Berwick, ME 03906.