1962 – 2014
PORTLAND — James Everett Lydick Jr., 51, of Lewiston passed away on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Maine Medical Center in Portland with his domestic partner and family by his side.
He was born on Dec. 18, 1962, in Portland the son of James Everett Sr., and Lorraine (LeClair) Lydick.
James attended Bucksport schools until he graduated in 1982. He enjoyed playing on both the football and baseball teams.
He worked as a security guard at St. Joseph’s College in Standish for 24 years. He also worked at ACE Security, Bates College in Lewiston, and Champion Paper Mill in Bucksport. He was certified in first aid and CPR, and was a licensed EMT.
He was a member of the NRA and NGOA.
James was a very private person and was a dreamer. He enjoyed the great outdoors and loved to hunt, hike and camp. He loved walking the woods with his dogs and liked to watch football, especially the Patriots. James also enjoyed many road trips with Linda, and loved going to the Fryeburg Fair. He especially enjoyed helping others.
He is survived by his domestic partner of 24 years, Linda J. Roy of Lewiston; his mother; his step-parents, Jackie and Joe Manuel of Searsport; his sister, Mary Ann Clement and her husband, Todd, of Bucksport; his half-sisters Janet Thurston of Hollis, Gwen Gray of Bucksport, and Gail Kelley of Bucksport; his half-brothers Mickey Robbins of Plymouth, N.C., Lyndon Lydick of Bucksport and Billy Lydick of Bucksport; his closest nephews, Austin Clement of Bucksport and Phillip Thurston Jr. of Rochester, N.H.; his closest nieces, Natasha Clement of Bucksport, Bobbie-Joe Gerry of Newport; and several more nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, James E. Lydick Sr.; a sister, Rosa Lee Lydick; a half-sister, Mary C. Herbest; and a brother-in-law, Phillip Thurston Sr.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Market Square Health Center, the Stephen’s Memorial Hospital E.R., the Life Flight staff, and Maine Medical Center E.R. and SCU No. 4 for their comfort and care.
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