COCOA, Fla. - Alonzo H. Hodgdon, formerly of Mount Desert, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.
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Al grew up in the village of Hall Quarry, Mount Desert. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II, fighting in the battle of Guadalcanal. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and maintained connections with several war buddies throughout his lifetime. He shared a lifelong love of dancing, especially with his wife, Glenna. Retired from the U.S. Postal Service, he was an avid reader and puzzle solver, and he could build or fix anything. Al, "Buster" to his Mount Desert family, was a hunter since boyhood and loved the outdoors, especially climbing Acadia Mountain and lobstering on Somes Sound, Mount Desert Island. He enjoyed golfing, and at age 90, he jumped out of a plane!
He was predeceased by first wife, Margaret "Mae" Sweeney Hodgdon. Surviving are his wife, Glenna (Campbell) Hodgdon; son, Stephen Hodgdon; daughter, Patricia Turner and husband, Daniel; stepsons and their families, David and Debbie Brubaker, Dennis and Penny Brubaker, Jon and Libby Brubaker, and Jerome Brubaker; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. One of the last things he said was "There's more to this story, you know."
There will be a service on the top of Acadia Mountain later this year. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Francis, 1250-B Grumman Place, Titusville, FL 32780.
Published in BDN Maine on Feb. 9, 2013