George Franklin Hume, 85, of East Boothbay, died Oct. 4 at his home. He was born May 6, 1923 in Boothbay Harbor, a son of Warren and Emily Calder Hume. He grew up in Boothbay Harbor and graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School. In 1943 he was drafted in the U.S. Navy and he served for three years during WWII.
George drove a school bus in Boothbay Harbor for many years. He bought and captained the sports fishing boat, “Charlotte C.” He drove a fuel truck for a local business. He later became Captain of George Whitten’s Yacht, “Persistence”. Lastly he captained a John Hopkins University research vessel from 1972 to 1987. He retired and divided his time between Boothbay and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He enjoyed fishing, wood working and playing cribbage.
George was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, June Hume who died on March 10, 2008; a brother, Frederick “Pete” Hume, and a sister, Estella Hume.
He is survived by nieces, Stephanie Hawke and husband Andy of Boothbay Harbor, and Rachel Leeman and husband Chris of East Boothbay; nephew, Philip Gregory of Boothbay; great-nephews, Nicholas Hawke of Boothbay Harbor and Andrew Hawke of Boothbay Harbor; and great-nieces, Lelia Hawke of Boothbay Harbor and Hannah and Stephanie Leeman, both of East Boothbay.
Memorial service to celebrate George’s life 2 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 9 at Simmons, Harrington & Hall Funeral Home, 975 Wiscasset Rd., Boothbay. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Boothbay.
Contributions in George’s memory may be made to Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice, c/o Northeast Health, 605 Rt. 1, Suite 2, Newcastle, ME 04553.
Arrangements are entrusted to Simmons, Harrington & Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Boothbay.