BANGOR – John “Bobby” Surles, 19, passed on to a new life unexpectedly, Jan. 28, 2010, at a Bangor hospital. John was born May 9, 1990, and is the son of John H. Surles of East Corinth and Simone Donahe of Corinth. John was raised by his beloved grandparents, known as Madre and Pa, Allen and MaryAnn Suddy of Bangor. John was known to many as “Little John,” as well as Bobby. As a young boy, John enjoyed fishing on Dobsie Lake, enjoyed time at hunting camp with Pa and Jerry, as well as time on the farm with Dad learning how to target shoot. Little John and Pa enjoyed watching U Maine hockey together. He will be remembered for his lively personality, keeping Madre and friends entertained with laughter. Bobby met his first best friend, Ben and his grandmother, Pricilla, at age 11. The two inseparable friends soon became a large group that shared a passion of skateboarding. Bobby could be found daily at the skateboarding park perfecting his kick-flip ariel. He enjoyed teaching the youth new tricks at the park. Little John was a member of Bangor Youth Football, as well as East Side Little League. He was also blessed with a gift of writing poetry and drawing. John is survived by parents, John H. Surles and wife, Shelley, of East Corinth and Simone Donahe of Corinth, Allen and MaryAnn Suddy of Bangor; grandparents, Frances and Cliv Dore of Perry, Michael Donahe Sr. of Reno, Nev., Joyce Damon of Dennysville, and Marjorie Surles of Bangor; brother, Damon of Perry; and sister, Victoria of Perry; sister, Bobbi and her children, Hillary and Brian of Bangor and Jimmy and wife, Tammy Raye and children, Tyler and Devon; as well as sisters, Courtney and Haley of East Corinth. John is also survived by countless aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will greatly miss his presence. John was predeceased by grandfathers, John Russell Surles of Florida and Keith Damon of Dennysville. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations toward improving the current skateboard park in Bangor. Donations may be sent to Allen Suddy, 51 Howard St., Bangor, ME 04401. Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St., Veazie, where a reception will be held after the service.
JOHN ‘BOBBY’ SURLES
Posted Feb. 01, 2010, at 8:09 p.m.