The Obit For Roger Farrar

Roger Alan Farrar

Published in the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from 3/28/2008 - 3/29/2008.

SOUTH PORTLAND -- Roger Alan Farrar, 60, of South Portland passed suddenly on March 25, 2008.

He was born in Portland on Dec. 16, 1947, the son of Edwin and Beryl Farrar. Roger grew up in Portland in the close-knit neighborhood on Bradley Street, and attended Deering High School.

Throughout his youth, Roger was a talented athlete and was signed out of high school to pitch in the Boston Red Sox minor league system (though, in truth, he was a life-long Yankees fan). He later served in the Army National Guard. Most recently, Roger was a devoted employee at the United Parcel Service for 23 years until retiring in August, 2006.

His true passion throughout life was fishing and he would throw a line in wherever there was water. He most often could be found striper fishing at the Spring Point Light breakwater for hours, either by himself or with family and friends.
Roger was deeply devoted to and loved by his family. He is survived by his wife Linnea; son Scott and daughter-in-law, Christi of Malden, Mass.; brothers Stephen of Windham and Robert of Forest Falls, Calif., sister Kathleen Carpenter of Richmond; and a large and loving group of nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by brothers Richard and Malcolm.

Roger also touched the lives many other family friends and neighbors, whom he cared for as family.

Visiting hours will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland. Friends, family, and coworkers are welcome. Directions and other information can be found at

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to either: Stripers Forever P.O. Box 2781 South Portland, Maine 04116, or Coastal Conservation Association, Maine Chapter, P.O. Box 751, Gardiner, Maine 04345. (
National Chapter - Phone: 800-201-FISH,