Minott P. “Hank” Blackmer, 77, of Portland, Maine, died on October 30, 2019 from Alzheimer’s disease.
Hank was born on September 6, 1942 in Worcester, MA to Roger and Phyllis (Partridge) Blackmer. He served in Vietnam with the United States Air Force and he worked most of his career in the trucking industry, primarily as a terminal manager and salesman - a fitting occupation for someone who loved the open road and loved people. He was an active, long-time parishioner of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Portland. As an avid snowmobiler, Hank was a dedicated member of the Falmouth Sno-Voyagers club for 35 years, ultimately serving as Treasurer.
He is survived by his wife, Lorna (Merrill) Blackmer, son Brent Blackmer and his wife, Shannon, of Suffolk, VA, daughter Brenda Pohlman and her husband, Scott, of Cambridge, MA, his brother Philip “Joe” Blackmer and his wife, June, of Zephyr Cove, NV, and four grandchildren, Sean, Kelly, Nico and Sasha Blackmer.
Calling hours are 3:00-6:00 pm on November 3, 2019 at A.T. Hutchins Funeral Home 660 Brighton Avenue in Portland. The funeral service is at 11:00 am on November 4th at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 678 Washington Ave in Portland. In lieu of flowers, Hank’s family respectfully asks you to consider supporting the fight against Alzheimer’s with a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association. The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to the team at Avita of Stroudwater and Compassus Hospice for the incredible care, love and kindness shown to him the past few years.
A true Mainer in style and substance, Hank had an enduring reputation as easy going, warm, and genuine – qualities that made him a good man, a good husband, and a good dad.
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