Thane Pearson

YORK — Thane Pearson, 53, a resident of Kittery Point, died at York Hospital Saturday, Feb. 26. He had been a resident of Kittery Point for 26 years with his beloved wife, Holly and their Newfoundland dogs.

Thane Pearson was born Oct. 21, 1958, in Lewiston, the son of the late Rodney E. and Thelma I. (Norris) Pearson. He grew up in Canton, spending summers at Canton Lake with family and friends. He attended Canton Elementary School and graduated from Dirigo High School, Class of 1977, where he was a proud “Cougar” on the baseball and basketball teams.

The Balsams of Dixville Notch, N.H., was his most memorable high school summer job, where he enjoyed many outdoor activities and made many lifelong friends. He graduated from the Wentworth Institute of Technology with an associate’s degree in architectural engineering in June 1979. He was also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in environmental design in December 1980.

He was a certified residential home design professional and principal owner of Thane Pearson Design, which he founded in 1990. His office was located in York. Thane designed many homes in the Boston-to-Portland corridor and into the Lakes region of Maine and New Hampshire. He was a professional member of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) since 1994 and was president of the AIBD Northeast Chapter. He was LEED AP certified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) in May 2009. He also was certified by the National Council of Building Designers Certification in November 2005.

Thane is survived by his wife of 21 years, Holly Bowdoin Pearson of Kittery Point; his sisters, Pamela E. (Pearson) Akers of Casco, Rhonda A. (Pearson) Holcomb of Naples, and Lori L. (Pearson) Cayer of Rumford; a brother, Stephen R. Pearson of Auburn; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the Pearson family suggests memorials be made in Thane’s memory to the Rangeley Health Center at (, or Camp Sunshine ( Care for the Pearson family has been entrusted to the J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home of Kittery.

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