Harry K. Haslam Jr., born March 7, 1964, passed away quietly on Aug. 28, 2020. Harry was born and raised in Bass Harbor.
As a youngster, he had a love for adventure and being outdoors. He learned the game of soccer at Tremont Consolidated School. Each year, as he grew, so did his love for soccer. He was able to play soccer from grade school through his final year of high school. Harry graduated, Class of 1983, from Mount Desert Island High School. Also, during this time Harry was growing, so was his second love of being out on the ocean. Harry spent lots of time after school, on weekends and vacations being at the local wharf in Bass Harbor, where he baited lobster pockets. According to him, the best times were when he was able to assist a local lobsterman on his lobster boat.
After high school, Harry moved to Concord, N.H., where he worked for a company that assembled amusement park rides. A few years later, Harry moved back home, where he bought his beloved lobster boat, “The Has,” and he fulfilled his dream of being a lobsterman. On June 12, 1992, Harry was in a horrible motorcycle accident that altered his adult life. Over the next several years, he was placed in different rehabilitation homes based on care when he was placed at RiverRidge in Kennebunk. RiverRidge became his forever home.
Harry is survived by his mother, Judy Haslam, of Ellsworth; father, Harry, and wife, Shirley Haslam, of Frankfort; sister Kaloe and her husband, Glenn Reed, of Ellsworth; brother Martin and his wife, Beck Haslam, of Mitchell, S.D.; nephews Joshua and his wife, Kristen, and daughter Ashra Schlaefer, all of Ellsworth, Codee Reed of Ellsworth and Cameron Haslam of Mitchell, S.D.; special friend, Douglas Miller of Pretty Marsh; and aunts, uncles and lots of cousins.
The Haslam family would like to extend our gratitude to the entire staff at the RiverRidge for their kindness and care of our beloved Harry for so many years. Harry will be missed by many folks from one coast in Maine to another.
To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Harry’s Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com.
Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk, ME 04043. www.bibbermemorial.com.