HOPE – Llewellyn Propert Ireland, 66, died March 2, 2006, at his home of an apparent heart attack. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1939, spent childhood summer vacations on Hobbs Pond in Hope and returned to this town in 2000, marrying Mary Bryan Goodman, a childhood friend and co-founding with Mary, a rare breed sheep farm. He grew up in the Philadelphia area and Lancaster, Pa. where in high school he was a state champion and nationally ranked javelin thrower and varsity football player. Recently he was inducted into the Manheim Township High School’s Sports Hall of Fame. His lifelong interest in farming developed with high school age summer jobs that included working as a farmhand on a Mennonite farm and testing farm equipment for New Holland. He loved hunting, fishing and gardening and he had a long-standing interest in Civil War history. He was the son of Charles Edwin Ireland, who passed away in late 2005 and Sarah Elizabeth Propert Ireland, who lives in Lancaster, Pa. In addition to his wife, Mary of Hope, he is survived by his brother, Charles “Ted” Edwin Ireland Jr. of Newark, Del.; two sons, Stewart Ireland of Ligonier, Pa. and Shawn Ireland of Penland, N.C.; his grandsons, Benjamin, Nathaniel and Connor Ireland of Lancaster, Pa.; his stepchildren, Jonathan Goodman of Providence, R.I., Jennifer Goodman of Concord, N.H. and Daniel Goodman of Columbus, Ohio; stepgrandchildren, Kathryn and Alice of Concord, N.H.; Madeline and Derek of Columbus, Ohio. A memorial service will be held this summer. Memorial donations may be made to the Hope Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc. care of Clarence Keller, 654 Hatchet Mountain Rd., Hope, ME 04847, Camden First Aid Association, P.O. Box 368, Camden, ME 04843 or The Hope Historical Society, care of Lois Hebb, 490 Buzzell Hill Road, Hope, ME 04847. Arrangements are with the Laite Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St., Camden.
LLEWELLYN P. IRELAND
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:16 p.m.