In Memoriam : Roger " Bud" "Hog" Wentworth Jr
Roger " Bud" "Hog" Wentworth Jr - age: 68
(December 26, 1952 to March 31, 2021
His family intends to honor and celebrate his life at an upcoming gathering later this spring.
Donations in his honor may be made to Spurwink Services at 901 Washington Ave, Suite 100, Portland, ME 04103
Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home 365 Main St, Saco are entrusted with his services.
Condolences may be posted to www.dcpate.com
Known as Roger by his colleagues, Bud by his family and Hog by his friends, Roger A. Wentworth, Jr. passed away on March 31, 2021 due to complications from lung cancer. He is survived by Barb, his amazing wife of 46 years, his sons Kory, Kevin and Kyle (of whom he was incredibly proud), his daughters-in-law Kristi, Kaela and Crystal, his 7 grandchildren: Taryn, Breanna, Karla, Asa, Iris, Orin and Lincoln and his beloved brother Bob and his children Jen and Jeff. He will also be missed by his cousin Trish, his father in-law Erv, and his siblings-in-law Jeff & Donna and Chris, as well as many dear friends and colleagues.
Roger/Bud/Hog was an accomplished athlete in track, bowling, fishing and golfing and a dedicated student at Thornton Academy, University of Maine at Orono and University of Missouri. He was a world traveler with Barb and her family, an adventurous cook and a distinguished clinician helping children and their families for over 20 years at Spurwink and 40 years in the social work profession.
Humble and always up for a game of cribbage or cards, he maintained a positive outlook on life, found the good in every situation, saying often “It’s an Opportunity.” He did not let anything hold him back and never gave up as a survivor of two prior bouts with cancer. Roger/Bud/Hog will continue to watch over all of us with his one good eye and unwavering spirit.
Kaycee Theberge - April 3, 2021 Contact this person
Barb and Family, I am so very sorry for this great loss of truly one of the most amazing individuals I had the pleasure to learn so much from. Each “opportunity” in which I was able to learn more about our shared profession was invaluable. Roger had a way of helping individuals think inwardly to find the answers for themselves. This is what made him such a wonderful leader and friend. Roger was one of the most well loved and respected individuals at the Spurwink agency and within the Social Work profession. I am so grateful for the years I was able to work right beside him, as his “right hand”. Roger taught me so much not only about how to be a good professional but how to be a better human. His humility, generosity and kindness was unwavering, and thank goodness for his sense of humor because that got all of us through some difficult work days! Roger will always hold a special place in my heart and I can’t imagine this great loss for your family. I hope you all take comfort in the all of the kind words I know will flood your way. The “theme” (which Roger always hated) is simply that Roger is a man who is loved and respected greatly. Take care Wentworth family! Love-One of Roger’s many Wentworth Warriors (Kaycee)
S.dean Pike - April 4, 2021 Contact this person
Sorry to read this. My condolences to all of Hog's family . He was and will always be a friend and brother.
Thomas Mogan - April 5, 2021 Contact this person
My condolences to Roger’s family. The world has lost a kind and generous soul.
Eleanora Robert - April 5, 2021 Contact this person
Our sincere sympathy to Barb and all of the family.
Eleanora and Kevin Robert
Jay Tilley - April 5, 2021 Contact this person
I have been friends with Hog for about 30 years. We both had family in the Oxford Hills area. We bowled together along with Phil Fearon and Buddy Bolduc. He was the most competitive player I knew. We went fishing many times up to Island Pond in Harrison, ME. Our lives will never be the same without Roger. I will miss you my friend. God Bless!
Mary Ann Martin - April 8, 2021 Contact this person
Our sincere sympathy goes out to Barb, Kory, Kevin, and Kyle and their families. Roger was a good man; it was always a pleasure when we would bump into one another. We loved watching our boys play sports together. God Bless, Roger, Mary Ann, Keil, and Kory Martin
Leslee Kelley - April 8, 2021 Contact this person
My condolences to Roger's family. I worked with Roger at Sweetser for many years. He was a terrific person. Keeping his family in my thoughts and prayers.
Nancy Chard - April 9, 2021 Contact this person
Sending lots of hugs and love to you, Barb, Kyle, Kori, Kevin & your families. Barb and I have been friends since college and were bridesmaids in each other's wedding. I am so very sorry for your loss. You all had so many good times together and shared so many fun experiences. I marveled at the monthly weekend visits to each son's home to visit the grandchildren. I know Barb & Bud loved the visits. What treasured memories you have. And, the wonderful family trips Barb & Bud were able to experience with Barb's family! You traveled the world! I loved hearing about all of your adventures! At this time of loss, may family, friends and wonderful memories comfort you at this most difficult time. Remember and honor the joy you all shared together. Blessings to you all.
Philip Fearon - April 11, 2021 Contact this person
You couldn’t find a better person than Roger Wentworth. He always had a kind word to say about anybody he knew. Roger had a great sense of humor, was a great friend, and a positive influence for so many troubled children. I truly relished all the good times My friends and I shared with Roger. ( Hog ) and will miss him dearly.
Shaun Fagan - April 25, 2021 Contact this person
It was terribly sad to hear the news about Roger and I’ve been devastated for the Wentworth family. Roger and Barb raised three incredible sons who have positively impacted the world around them and touched all whom they’ve known. Roger was kind and generous to offer his lakeside cottage for one weekend every summer for our friends group and is responsible for some of my most cherished memories. Without him, I wouldn’t have a lifelong friend to look up to. May he Rest In Peace.