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John R. Haug
Marblehead Reporter, The (MA) - Friday, January 23, 2009
Author: GateHouse News Service

John Rowland Haug of South Freeport, Maine, formerly of Marblehead, died peacefully at home on January 16, 2009, with his wife of 62 years, Hope, by his side.

He was born in Philadelphia on July 20, 1918, the son of John Sobieski Haug and Mary Pearson Haug. He was the great-grandson of Thaddeus S. C. Lowe , Civil War balloonist.

Mr. Haug grew up in Philadelphia and attended Chestnut Hill Academy and the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1940 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and in 1942 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.

Commissioned in the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1942 as an ensign, he attended postgraduate school at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., where he was in charge of the academy's sailing program, graduating in 1943 from the course in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Subsequently, he was assigned to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and later to the USS Holland (AS-3), a submarine tender operating in the Central Pacific. At the end of World War II, he was assigned to the Occupation Forces in Japan, arriving on the island the week after Japan surrendered.

Upon release from active naval duty, Mr. Haug returned to the United States and was employed by the Boston engineering firm of Jackson & Moreland and successor firm United Engineers & Constructors (now Raytheon Engineers and Constructors). During his 36 years with that firm, he was responsible for numerous consulting assignments, both in the U.S. and abroad, principally in the field of steam and electric power, including design and construction of large electric utility generating stations. He was responsible for the engineering and construction of Central Maine Power Co.'s William F. Wyman Station on Cousin's Island in Yarmouth, Maine.

In 1946, he married the former Hope Wilson of Winchester and Kittery Point, Maine. They lived in Marblehead for 36 years, moving to South Freeport, Maine, in 1983 upon his retirement.

Active in the Episcopal Church, he was vestryman, warden and treasurer of St. Michael's Church, Marblehead and chairman of the Building Committee at St. Bartholomew's Church in Yarmouth. More recently, he was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brunswick. Mr. Haug's family was instrumental in founding All Saints by-the-Sea Chapel on Bailey Island, where he worshipped every summer.

A lifelong summer resident of Bailey Island, he was keenly interested in sailing. He was a member of the Eastern Yacht Club of Marblehead, as well as the Merriconeag Yachting Association of Harpswell, where he served a number of years as commodore.

He and his family spent 30 years skiing at Sugarloaf. Mr. Haug was active in the Navy League and served as a director. He was a life member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the U.S. Naval Institute.

He is survived by his wife, Hope; three children, Sarah Haug Murphy and her husband, Sugden, of New Castle, N.H., John Blanchard Haug and his wife, Claudia, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Anne Pendleton Winter and her husband, Eric, of Readfield, Maine; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 24, at 10 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brunswick, Maine. A private burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Brackett Funeral Home of Brunswick, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mid-Coast Hospital, Brunswick or Hospice Volunteers in Midcoast Maine, Brunswick.

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