Jason "Jake" Phipps, 36
Yarmouth – Jason "Jake" Orrin Phipps, 36, of Yarmouth, died unexpectedly on Friday November 2, 2012 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Jake was born on December 15, 1975 in Portland a son of William and Patricia (Kelley) Phipps. He grew up in Yarmouth and graduated from Greely High School, Class of 1995.
Over the years Jake enjoyed participating in Special Olympics, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and most recently kayaking. His passion however was harness racing. He was a member of the Maine Harness Racing Association and worked as a groomer for Don Richards and his Grandfather Orrin Phipps. He was a judge at the Maine State Truck Driving Championships. Jake worked at Yarmouth Lumber as a shop assistant. His open and uplifting personality followed him wherever he went and he would go out of his way just to say "hello".
Jake loved to be with his family – be it trucking with his Dad, going to church with his Mom, spending time with his nieces and nephews or hanging out with his brother and sisters – it was all good. His love for them was as big as the man and he will be greatly missed.
Jake is survived by his father, William H. Phipps and step-mother Pam Rogers of Yarmouth; his mother, Patricia A. Phipps of Windham; his sister, Kristalyn Phipps; his brother, Kevin Phipps; his sister, Laurie Balzanelli and her husband Michael; his sister, Sheryl Gray; his grandfather, Orrin Phipps; three nieces; five nephews and hundreds of friends.
Visiting hours will be on Friday November 9, 2012 from 5 – 7 PM at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth with a funeral service on Saturday November 10 at 11 AM at Highland Cliff Advent Christian Church, 96 Highland Cliff Road, Windham. A reception will follow at Yarmouth Lumber, 384 Portland Road (Route 100), Gray. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Yarmouth at a later date. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.come
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In lieu of flowers, Jake's family would sincerely appreciate donations in Jake's memory to Highland Cliff Advent Christian Church, 96 Highland Road, Windham, ME 04062 or Autism Society of Maine, 72B Main Street, Winthrop, ME 04364.