TREMONT – Robert A. Hodgdon Sr., who was born April 2, 1942, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2009, after a courageous, seven-year battle with a debilitating illness. Robert, or “Bob” as he was known to friends and family, lived most of his life in the town of Tremont. His island ancestry extends from a long line of Hodgdon’s extending back to 1795 when Pvt. Joseph Hodgdon received payment for his services in the Revolutionary War in the form of a piece of “marginal” land on Mount Desert Island. Mr. Hodgdon was a true jack-of-all-trades. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and at various times in his life worked as a carpenter, electrician, school custodian, cottage caretaker, shellfish harvester, school bus driver and commercial fisherman. Bob’s colorful red, white and blue buoys dotted the shores of Blue Hill Bay for more than 30 years. Mr. Hodgdon is survived by his children, Jason and his wife, Angelique, of Tremont, Theresa of Bar Harbor, and Robert and his wife, Stacey, of Savannah, Ga.; by his grandchildren, Sean, Abigail, Jack, Cal and 2-week-old Grace; and by his siblings, Dale Savage, Benjamin, John III, David, Thomas, Wayne, Mark, Peter-Ann and Michael Hodgdon. Mr. Hodgdon was predeceased by his mother, Lillian M. Andrews of Manchester, Conn.; and father, John F. Hodgdon Jr. of Seal Cove. Mr. Hodgdon’s memorial will be held 1 p.m. April 14 at the Algerine Coast, Seal Cove.