Janet Hotham, former staff member, died on March 12, 2023, in Cumberland, Maine.
(The following was provided by the A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services on March 12, 2023)
Janet Hotham, 67, of Cumberland, Maine, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2023, at home after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She is survived by her husband of thirty-seven years, Robert Esty, Jr., daughter Laura Esty and son-in-law James Stevens, daughter Kathryn Esty-Sobin and son-in-law David Sobin, and was Nan to two grandchildren ,Phoebe Stevens and Asher Sobin.
Janet was pre-deceased by her father, Dean Hotham, and is also survived by her mother and stepfather, Charity and Grove Armstrong, sisters Judy Dickinson and Phyllis Wark, brother David Hotham, numerous nieces and nephews, and her circle of friends and family of the heart.
Janet graduated from Merrimack College in 1977 with a BS degree in Chemistry and went on to work at Bowdoin College in the chemistry department and for the environmental studies program in their marine lab.
After leaving Bowdoin College, Janet became a dedicated teacher of children grades K -3 during her twenty-seven-year career as an ed tech at Mabel I Wilson Elementary School in Cumberland, Maine.