Theodore's Story

SCARBOROUGH - Theodore William Logan, loving husband to Consuelo, father of eight and Papa to 18, passed away on the morning of Friday, June 26, 2015 at Piper Shores in Scarborough.

Ted, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, was born on May 30, 1925 to the late Frank and Ethel (Murtha) Logan, of Portland, and attended Portland schools. He entered the service at age 17 and served in a reconnaissance patrol attached to the 75th Infantry Division, and fought on the front lines of World War II from the Battle of the Bulge to the fall of Berlin. After a lengthy recovery from Rheumatic fever, he finished high school at Gould Academy. He studied business at Babson College, where he competed on the ski and golf teams, and played baseball.

Ted joined his father in the family business, Theodore Logan & Son, a commercial painting contractor, which was started by his grandfather in 1880. Under his helm, it became one of the most successful painting contractors in New England. During his tenure, he started and operated two painting and decorating stores in Portland and North Conway, NH.

Ted was past president of the New England chapter of the Painting & Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA), a lifetime member of the Kiwanis Club and a longtime member of The Cumberland Club. A devout Catholic who practiced his faith throughout his life, Ted was a co-chair of the building committee for St. Patrick's Parish in Portland, where he was a longtime parishioner.

Ted was a shareholder of Portland Associates, an investment group that built and operated bowling alleys in Portland and South Portland, in addition to real estate investment. He was an incorporator of South Portland Bank & Trust, and was president of Pleasant Mountain Group, which owned and operated Pleasant Mountain Ski Area from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s.

A resident of Scarborough, Ted joined the Scarborough Planning Board and was chairman for many years. He was also a founding member of SEDCO, the Scarborough Economic Development Corporation.

He had lifelong interests in sailing, skiing and golf, and shared his love for these things with his children who adored him and have happy memories of skiing with him, spending time at the camp on Sebago Lake and sailing on Casco Bay. He enjoyed traveling with Connie and their close circle of friends, and was happy to spend winters with them in Vero Beach, FL.

Ted is survived by Connie, his beloved wife of 64 years, his eight children, Dr. Ted Logan and wife Ellen Rosenthal of Indianapolis, IN, Dianne Logan of South Portland, Anne Daly of Scarborough, John Logan and wife Bebe of Cape Elizabeth, Susan Evensen and husband Peter of Southport, CT, Carole Hackett and husband Peter of North Yarmouth, Thomas Logan and wife Jeanne of Park City, UT, and Margaret and husband Andy Happel of Scarborough. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, Daniel, Sam, Paul, Jeremiah, Sarah, Ben, Will, Jessie, Emma, Austin, Connor, Jon Christian, Henrik, Andrew, Ben, Michael, Kristina and Lila; two great-granddaughters, Eleanor and Josephine; and nephews Michael, Mark and Matthew Hutchins. He is predeceased by his parents, his sister Joan (Logan) Hutchins and son-in-law Jerry Daly.

The family would like to thank their father's dear friend Dr. Louis Bove for his support and friendship, Dr. Jacquelyn A. Hedlund of New England Cancer Specialists for her compassionate care, and the staff and caregivers at Holbrook and Piper Shores, who continue to show great affection and care for their mother Connie.

Friends and family are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, from 4-7 p.m. at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 10:15 followed by an 11:00am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 150 Black Point Rd., Scarborough. Family and friends are invited to attend a luncheon reception following the service in the church hall. Those who wish may share online condolences at www.ctcrawford.com

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Theodore's memory to:

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org or The Alzheimer's Association Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074
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