Douglas Lee Rodick


After a life well lived, Douglas Lee Rodick of Bar Harbor passed away on Nov. 14, 2019, at the age of 73. He leaves behind his wife of 38 years, Julianne Rodick, his daughter, Annette Rodick, son, Alfred Rodick, daughter-in-law Julie Rodick and granddaughter, Taylor Rodick.

Doug was born on Nov. 16, 1945, in Lynn, Mass., to father Alfred Rodick Jr. and Lucille Rodick, who predeceased him. Doug grew up in an extensive, and diverse family with a beloved sister, Sandy Doucette, half brother Ronny Wight, stepbrothers David and George and stepsister Karen, and many, many cousins.

Doug worked for the Jackson Lab in various capacities; he went to night school to earn his heating and plumbing licenses, as well as his 3rd engineer’s license. Before opening his own company, Doug’s Plumbing & Heating, in 1991, he worked for E.G. Jordan Inc. For many years Doug worked alongside his only son, Alfred Rodick, before retiring in 2007.

Doug was a man of many hobbies. He played a mean guitar and he had a beautiful singing voice. Doug loved nothing better than to entertain his children, and grandchildren, with a song. Did we mention that he also built his own home?

Doug grew up loving the outdoors. He loved mountain climbing, skiing, scuba diving, ice fishing, whitewater canoeing, hunting and basically any sport that meant he could be outdoors. His answer to fighting off a common cold was to “take a hike.” He was big on getting “fresh air.”

Doug loved to tell, and hear, a good story; he truly enjoyed spending time with friends and family just “shooting the breeze.” He took any opportunity to “go into camp,” and, of course, his constant companions on his many adventures were his beloved dogs, especially Major and Lady.

Being a simple man, Doug wanted a quiet exit; no fanfare of any kind.

Doug was so proud of being Shriner that in lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children,

Arrangements by Acadia Burial and Cremation Direct, 248 State St., Ellsworth.

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