Thomas (Todd) Joseph Kezar, 70, of Cape Porpoise, lost his battle with ALS April 23, journeying home to be with the Lord, joining his parents Thomas F. Kezar and Josephine D’Ascanio Kezar.

Growing up here on the ocean, he loved to fish. After finishing school he spent a couple of years fishing and scalloping up and down the Atlantic coastline. He decided he loved what he did, his surroundings, his hometown, the fishing communities, the local people and fishermen he met, so he stayed, started his own business, found his niche running bait up and down the New England shoreline supplying the fishing boats. This was his world for 45 years. He was successful, proud of his business, had a deep admiration and great respect for those he supplied, and made many long-lasting friendships. He was always sadly quiet when any fishing boat was lost at sea. Being on the water fishing and family days skirting the outer islands in their boat were some of his many pleasures.

Todd was also drawn to the inland beauty of the Maine woods. He enjoyed skiing, fishing and hunting with his “buddies.” He and Lynn loved being at their camp on a quiet pond snowmobiling winters, four-wheeling summers. He loved the outdoors, their mining adventures with Frank Perham, picking blueberries on top of Mt. Marie, more fishing, canoeing, campfires, listening to and watching the wildlife, admiring and appreciating the beauty of his surroundings and people. This was their “stress free zone.”

Todd never found time to be idle, bored or grumble about anything. He was an avid reader, loved music, especially Bluegrass, a funny storyteller, with humor inherited from his father and, like both parents, dabbled in watercolors. He enjoyed gardening, planting and working outside.

He always had a project, many interests, missed nothing, could do anything, and fully enjoyed life. But, as busy as he managed to stay, he always had time to help someone, a friend or strangers. He was a truly kind, good man, and as it turns out, a very brave man. We are all proud and lucky to have had him in our lives. He would tell you he had a truly blessed life: his faith, loving family and his friends.

He leaves his wife Lynn, his children Amanda, Brian, Alexandra (Lexy), sister Jovanna and her husband John Paré. Also, many relatives and devoted, caring friends who were in constant touch, boosting his spirits, cheering him on, making him laugh, offering encouragement and support. Dave Baker, one of his hunting and fishing buddies for 40 years came every single day to keep him company. We thank Pastor Joe from the Village Baptist Church who was always there for spiritual support. It is with heavy hearts and the feeling of helplessness that we have to let him go. Todd will never be far from our thoughts, always in our hearts.

A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, April 29 at Bibber Memorial Chapel in Kennebunk. Should friends desire memorial donations may be made to the ALS Association, Northern New England Chapter.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Todd’s Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com.

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk, ME 04043.