John “Jack” G. Gingrow Jr., 59, of West Bath, also known as “Bird Man of Wiscasset” died suddenly on March 28.
He was born in Augusta on April 15, 1958, a son of John G. and Beverly A. (Brown) Gingrow Sr. Jack grew up in Woolwich and graduated from Morse High School in Bath in 1976. He joined the Carpenters Union 747 in New York and played semi-pro football. Later he joined the Millwright Union 1121 and the Marine Local 25 where he manned tugboats and barges at the land level transfer facility.
Jack had a gift in that he found beauty in everything: nature, sunsets and sunrises. With his gift he had a great passion for art. In his spare he could be found with a rasp or a saw turning out beautiful wooden wildlife sculptures. He looked forward to retirement and getting an art studio to showcase his talent. Jack also enjoyed hunting, fishing, walks on the beach, and spending time with his family and children. He was a passionate man with a caring heart.
Jack was predeceased by brother, Christopher K. Gingrow on Sept. 18, 2000.
He is survived by his parents, John “Juggy” and Beverly Gingrow Sr. of Woolwich; wife, Melissa A. Gingrow of West Bath; sons, John G. Gingrow III of New York, and Noah Gingrow of West Bath; daughter, Kaleigh Gingrow of West Bath; brother, Tim Gingrow and companion Lynn Waslowski of Bath; sisters, Karen Danforth and husband Frank of South Paris, and Claudia Card and husband Jack of Brunswick; mother-in-law, Robin Barton of Phippsburg; brother-in-law, Nicolas Mowry of New Hampshire; special cousin, Tom Johnson and wife Meredith of Edgecomb; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Visiting hours will be from 6-8 p.m., Fri., April 6 at Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High St., Bath. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Sat., April 7 at Daigle Funeral Home. Burial will be at Murphy’s Corner Cemetery in Woolwich at a later date.
Condolences may be made online at www.DaigleFuneralHome.com.