OWLS HEAD — James R. Hawkins, 76, of Rotonda West, Fla., passed away July 13, 2022, in Rotonda West.

Jim was born in Gary, Ind., and grew up in Fort Wayne, Ind., attending South Side High School. At 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp and served proudly for three years. In 1968, he married Kathy McArdle and, 4-years later, they moved to Owls Head, Maine, with their two young children, leaving behind many dear friends and family.

During their 30 years in Maine, Jim was a lobsterman and owner/broker of Atlantic Realty. He was an active member of the community serving as mayor of Owls Head, and as president and Paul Harris Fellow of the Rockland Rotary Club. His passions were hunting, fishing and family. Retiring to Florida, Jim was a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion, Elks and VFW.

Jim is greatly missed by his wife Kathy; children, Heather of Framingham, Mass., and Charles of Killington, Vt.; granddaughter, Chloe; and sister, Kathy Redstone of Claremont, Va.

Per Jim’s wishes, no services are planned. In Jim’s memory, think about the good times.