John W. Neubig, 73, died March 31, 2013 at his home in Friendship surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Sept. 18, 1939 in Waldoboro to Jack and Rosalind Kaler Neubig. John attended schools in Friendship and graduated from Waldoboro High School in the class of 1957.

John worked as a lobsterman and as a brick mason. He built two lobster boats for himself, Little Joe and 3-D’s. He helped his sons build their skiffs when they started lobstering. He also helped construct the fireplace at the Elk’s Club in Rockland. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1964 as a member of the Seabees.

He belonged to the Charles C. Lilly American Legion Post in Waldoboro, 50-year member of Meduncook Masonic Lodge in Friendship, Stone-Scott Watson VFW in Friendship, lifetime member of Friendship Museum, and a member of the Friendship United Methodist Church.

John enjoyed deer hunting, bowling, playing cards and loved being outside whether working in his garden or coaching Little League. He also enjoyed working on his stamp collection and watching the Red Sox and NASCAR on television. He was the happiest and most content when he and his family spent Sundays together at his property on Friendship Long Island digging clams, boiling lobsters and roasting hot dogs. He always referred to the island as God’s Country.

He was predeceased by his parents and by a brother, David. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janet Neubig of Friendship; sons, David Neubig and his wife Yana of Friendship; Dwayne Neubig of Friendship; grandson, Joshua Neubig of Friendship; sister, Mary Jane Dillingham of Litchfield; brother-in-laws, Kendall Winchenbach and his wife Bette of Bangor; Gary Winchenbach and his wife Joanne of Gardiner; many nieces,nephews and cousins.

A service to celebrate John’s life will be held Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m. at the Friendship United Methodist Church in Friendship. Burial will be in the Harbor Cemetery in Friendship. Should friends desire, contributions in John’s memory may be made to Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland 04841 or Friendship Ambulance Fund,c/o John Flood, 77 Flood’s Cove Road, Friendship 04547.

You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 949 Main St., Waldoboro, ME.