John Atkinson

John Bowdoinham-John T. Atkinson, 46, died at his home on August 19, 2014after years of living with Psoriatic Arthritis.

He was born in Houston, Texas in 1967, the only child of J. Michael Atkinson and Barbara Weaver Atkinson.

He worked for a time as a chef at Sugar Loaf Ski Resort, and later as a chef at the Augusta Country Club. In 2004 he married the love of his life Elia DeHahn Atkinson and they have two children, 10 year old Shelby, and 6 year old Aaron. They were the focus of his life and he was a marvelous stay-at-home dad. He took a lot of interest in the kid’s activities and assisted with Shelby’s softball team for the past two years.

John loved snowboarding when he was able, and in recent years he was an avid Disc Golfer who loved to play in local tournaments or with his buddies Dave and John. He was predeceased by his stepfather Hank Rebmann in 2012. He is survived by his mother Barbara, his brothers Kelly, and Tommy, and his sister Katy.

A memorial visitation will be on Wed., Aug.27th from 5-6pm with a service commencing at 6pm at the funeral home. The family will be hosting a Celebration of John’s life at Acker’s Acres on Sat., Aug.30th from 3pm until dusk.