Raymond, ME — John died suddenly and peacefully on Sunday, June 3rd, of a heart attack, at home with his beloved wife, Theda, at his side.
Born and raised on Pitmaduthy Farm, Scotland, son of Alexander John and Marion Smith Ritchie Logan, he graduated BSc in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, 1st Class Honours from Glasgow University. John earned his PhD in Electronic Engineering from Cambridge University, England, where he was a member of Trinity College. In 1966 he was recruited by many American firms and chose to join Bell Telephone Laboratories in Holmdel, NJ, spending the rest of his career as a Director with this company as it evolved into Lucent Technologies in N. Andover, MA. In his retirement, while acting as General Contractor for construction of the home of his dreams, John discovered geothermal energy and entered into a second career. He became the Regional Director in Maine for Water Energy Distributors Inc., promoting geothermal as the lowest cost heat in Maine. He was a member of the Maine Technology Institute’s environmental technology board, a new board member of the Hydrogen Energy Center and a lifelong member of IEEE. John enjoyed meeting other professionals through E2Tech and Business Network International in Windham. He was an active member of the Casco Village Church and volunteered many hours at the CVC food pantry.
John was loved by all for his gregarious nature and his willingness to engage and respect people from all walks of life. His brother, Jim, writes, “John lived life to the fullest, everything at a hundred miles an hour with boundless enthusiasm for every project he undertook.”
John is survived by his 98 year old mother, his wife, Theda Mackenzie Logan, to whom he was married in 1962, his brother Jim and wife Ann in Scotland, sister Aileen of Amherst, MA, and two daughters, Julia Yakovlev Logan, MD and husband Dmitri and Catriona Logan Sangster and husband Andrew. His four grandchildren were his pride and joy, Mackenzie Ann and Sophie Catherine Sangster of Raymond, and Alexander and Anna Yakovlev Logan of Framingham, MA. Many relatives and friends around the globe admired and loved him dearly.
ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of John’s life is planned for Saturday, September 1st, 2012, 2pm at 33 Wawenock Road, Raymond."In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of John to Raymond Rescue, 1443 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond, Me 04071 or Casco Village Church Food Pantry, P.O. Box 367, Casco, ME 04015