Tenants Harbor - Gary E. Thorbjornson, 41, died Wednesday, July 13, 2005, when his fishing vessel "Sirius" was lost at sea.
Born in Rockland, November 15, 1963, he was the son of Jacquelyn Kaler Thorbjornson and Edward Thorbjornson. Growing up in Rockland and St. George he attended local schools, graduating from Georges Valley High School in 1982.
During high school, Gary was very active in sports, and was an outstanding member of the varsity basketball team.
Following graduation Gary began his career as a commercial fisherman. He worked as a deck hand aboard the "FV High Chapparal" and the "FV Sea Trek." In the early 1980 he became captain of the "FV Joe's Lady."
Gary later joined his family's business as Captain of the "FV Sirius" and the "FV Erika Lynn," which he helped restore. Gary enjoyed his career as a commercial fisherman for 26 years.
On July 29, 2000, Gary married Tammy Davis, at the home of his father in St. George.
Gary loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed coming home to his wife and two children after a long fishing trip.
An avid outdoorsman, Gary loved snowmobiling, skiing, camping and freshwater fishing. He even enjoyed learning about football from his wife as they watched games together.
While doing gear work in Port Clyde, Gary was always accompanied by his beloved dog "Tyson."
Gary was predeceased by his mother in 1995, his paternal grandparents, Eric and Adrea Thorbjornson, his maternal grandparents, Elmer and Charlotte Kaler. Besides his wife Tammy, Gary is survived by his two children Erika and Garrett Thorbjornson; his father, Edward Thorbjornson and his step-mother Gloria Beal of St. George; one sister and brother-in-law Terrie Thorbjornson of Rockland and Jacques LaMarie of Key West, Florida; two brothers Edward Thorbjornson and his wife Stephanie of Tenants Harbor, Travis Thorbjornson and his wife Renee of Thomaston; his father and mother-in-law Dennis and Stephanie Davis of Spruce Head; a brother-in-law Denny Davis of Spruce Head; his nieces and nephews, Zachary, Lauren, Elias, Jacquelyn, Anna-Lena, and Jayce Thorbjornson, and Hunter Davis, several step-brothers and sisters and their children; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A Celebration of Gary's Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2005 at Marshall Point Lighthouse, Port Clyde, Maine. Seating and shuttle parking will be available. A reception will follow at the home of Eddie and Stephanie Thorbjornson, Walston Road, Tenants Harbor. Those who wish may make memorial donations to St. George Firefighters & Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 249, Tenants Harbor, Maine 04860 or American Cancer Society, One Main Street, Suite 300, Topsham, Maine 04086-1240.
Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland, Maine.
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