THOMAS HAGAN Obituary (2022) – ,Maine,, MA

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HAGAN, Thomas George Of Boothbay, ME, passed away peacefully at his home on August 20th.

Born in New York City to Thomas and Florence Hagan, Tom was a third-generation Manhattan native. He grew up in Elmont, NY, on Long Island, and graduated from Sewanhaka High School. He then attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he graduated with a degree in electrical engineering in 1951. At MIT, he served as editor of the school’s journal, The Tech, and was a member of the fraternity Theta Chi.

Tom began his engineering career at Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation in Bethpage, NY. Later, he worked at Epsco in Boston, MA.

In the 1950s, Tom co-founded Adage, one of the first manufacturers of computer graphics systems, where he obtained several patents on analog-to-digital conversion. In 1974, he co-founded Camex. The company’s breakthrough technology has pioneered the development of electronic publishing systems for text, graphics and page layout editing, as well as high-resolution printing of digital newspaper pages. Under Tom’s leadership, Camex provided equipment and software to help establish Bitstream, a digital type foundry. He was CEO and director of Camex until it was sold to DuPont in 1989. He then co-founded Actioneer, serving as chairman and then CEO.

Tom married Carolyn Younglove in 1955 and lived in Coolidge Corner, Brookline. In the 1960s they moved to Newton Center and later Newton Highlands and raised four children. He was a member of the First Unitarian Universalist Society in West Newton and sailed summers in Marion, MA.

In 1979 Tom married Patricia Seybold. They lived for many years on the Boston waterfront. He walked to his office near Chinatown and sailed his beloved catamaran through Boston’s Outer Harbor. They retired to Boothbay, ME and enjoyed cruising the coast of Maine with family and friends. Tom loved to travel and longed to learn French. He had a passion for the outdoors, observing the Damariscotta River and its wildlife, bathing in salt water daily, and hiking in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. He is fondly remembered for his high intelligence, deep curiosity, dry wit, jazzy dance moves, and storytelling that could fill a room with laughter. Decades of yoga practice allowed him to do headstands for several minutes and demonstrate Peacock Pose as a senior.

Tom has been dedicated to service throughout his life. He was a trustee of National Braille Press for many years and was a trustee of the Africa Food and Peace Foundation, the North American partner of Uganda’s rural development and training program in Kagadi, Uganda. .

Tom is survived by his wife, Patty Seybold; sisters, Rosemary Pierce and Florence Wheeler; brother, John Hagan; son, Tod Hagan; daughter, Sarah Lance and her husband, David; daughter, Melissa Hagan and her husband, Whitman Miller, Mariel Hagan and her husband, Todd Weinman; and stepson, Jesse Breuer; beloved grandchildren, Sander and Garrett Miller, Duncan Weinman, Sophie Lance and Everett Breuer; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Boothbay Region Health Center (BRHC, 185 Townsend Ave., Ste R, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538) or African Food & Peace Foundation (AFPF, PO Box 338, Concord, MA 01742 ).

A memorial service celebrating Tom’s life will be held at a later date.

Hall’s of Boothbay is handling the arrangements. To offer your condolences online, light a candle for Thomas, or share a story or photo, visit their memory book at www.hallfuneralhomes.com

Published by Boston Globe from August 27 to August 28, 2022.

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