EDDINGTON - LeRoy K. Hutchings, 80, died peacefully with family by his side January 30, 2015. He was born March 20, 1934, in Orono a son of Levi and Elsie (Goodine) Hutchings.
LeRoy was a graduate of Bangor High School, class of 1953. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served a four year term. He was employed at Bangor Water District for many years. He proudly owned and operated Hutchings Greenhouse with his wife, Beth, from 1968 to the present. He was truly an environmentalist and loved the outdoors with all its beauty and offerings. He enjoyed Atlantic Salmon fly-fishing, was a founding member of the Eddington Salmon Club, and in 1982, caught a Presidential Salmon and delivered it to Washington, D.C. He was a member of various Atlantic Salmon Federations and spent many happy summers fly-fishing on the Penobscot and Canadian Rivers. He also was an expert marksman and a great hunter and enjoyed many moose and deer hunting trips with family and close friends as well as time at Trimm's hunting camp. He was a Maine historian and enjoyed learning the history of small Maine towns during the early 1900s. He will be remembered for his daily drives in his silver Prius.
He will be deeply missed by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth (Orr) Hutchings of Eddington; a daughter, Joanie Ingram and her husband, James, of Northern Ireland; two grandsons, Jamie Ingram and his wife, Deborah, and their children, Eve and Matthew, and John Ingram and his wife, Suzanne, all of Northern Ireland; two special nieces, Pam Robichaud and her husband, Amos, of Bradley and Rhonda Warren and her husband, Jack, of Boca Raton, Fla.; a brother, Fred Hutchings of Fla.; two sisters, Frances Bissell of Dayton, ME, and Elsie Crockett of N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, George, Arnold and Lester; and sisters, Josephine and Grace.
There will be no formal funeral services. A private memorial will be held at a later date in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the Downeast Salmon Federation, P.O. Box 201, Columbia Falls, ME 4623 or visit www.mainesalmonrivers.org. The family wishes to thank all the wonderful staff in the ICU at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Peggy and the staff at the Davita Dialysis Boyd Center and the staff at the VA clinic in Bangor and the Togus Hospital, Augusta, for their excellent care and kindness.