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PORTLAND - John J. Ketcham Sr., 60 died Sat. Dec. 6, 2014 at a Portland hospital following a short period of ill health. John was born Nov. 2, 1954 in Copiague N.Y. the son of Wesley and Eva (Rathyeber) Ketcham.

John was a jack of all trades. He could fix almost anything and he loved doing it. He was an avid New England Patriots fan and also a New York Mets fan. He loved attending music concerts and always saved the tickets stubs. His biggest joy was his family. He always loved playing with and showing off his grandchildren.

He is survived by five sons; Harold Ketcham of Pittsfield, John Ketcham Jr. of Newport, Derek Ketcham of VA, Paul Ketcham of Portland, Ryan Ketcham of VA, two daughters; Julie Hassain of Lebanon, Holly Brown of Germany, one brother Wesley Ketcham of NH, two sisters; Susan Ryder of Biddeford, Lori Norris of NH, five grandchildren; Mariah, Kenny, Isabelle, MaKenzie, Zaydyn, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Carlie-Rae, and a sister Eva.

Memorial services with a time of remembrance will be held 2 PM Sat. Dec. 13, 2014 at the Barrows-Skidgel American Legion Hall, 82 North Street, Newport Me 04953. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport. To sign an on line guest book and leave written tributes please visit:
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