Timothy Orbin, obituary

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 12:45pm

Tim Orbin died November 29, 2021, surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born July 15, 1957 to George and Mary (Goggin) Orbin in Pedricktown, New Jersey. He graduated from St. James High School in Carneys Point, New Jersey in 1975 and joined the Navy. He attended boot camp in Orlando, Florida then the Electronics and Electricity school in San Diego, California.

Tim was stationed aboard the Puget Sound out of Norfolk, Virginia, which included two Mediterranean cruises as an onboard electrician. He was honorably discharged in 1979. He then worked at Norshipco boatyard in Norfolk until his move to Maine, the state he loved and spent many summer vacations with his sister and brother-in-law, Vicky and Dan Davey.

He had a long career at Hannaford Brothers where he worked for 32 years. He worked in Damariscotta, Belfast, Rockland, Boothbay Harbor, Camden and Waldoboro where he was the store manager. Tim was a committed volunteer in the community. He was a firefighter and an ambulance driver for the Town of Waldoboro. He was a coach for a girls’ softball team, the “Fillies,” for 7 years. He served on the Waldoboro Budget Committee, and delivered Meals on Wheels to shut ins. He served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Rockland.

Tim was an avid hunter and loved to fish, especially with his sons and grandkids. He loved to host family BBQ’s and put together great lobster bakes at their home in Waldoboro. He played coed softball for years in Waldoboro.

In retirement, he kept very busy by driving for Country Coach Charters in Nobleboro. He was so well liked by the clientele there; he was frequently requested specifically to drive and he was a caretaker for the homes on Jones Neck in Waldoboro for 7 years.

He worked to remodel their home in Waldoboro for years.

He met and married his soulmate Nikki in 1988.

Tim was predeceased by his beloved son “Matty” in 2008.

Tim leaves behind his wife of 33 years, Nicole (Lizanecz) Orbin; three sons, Zachariah Orbin and his wife Eloise of Nashville, Tennessee, Jeffrey Lord and his husband Jon of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Stefan Lord and his wife Megan of Jacksonville, Florida; five grandchildren, Matthew Lord, Echo Orbin, Loki Orbin, James Orbin and Tim Orbin. He was known by his grandchildren and others as “Papa.”

Siblings Vicki (Orbin) and husband, Dan Davey of Maine, George Orbin of New Jersey, Ron Orbin and wife, Jan of New Jersey, Janie (Orbin) and husband, Alex Distefano of New Jersey; brothers-in-law Peter Lizanecz and wife, Dorcas of Benton, David Lizanecz and significant other Chrissy Davey of Warren, John Lizanecz and wife, Julie of York, and sister-in-law Elizabeth (Lizanecz) and husband, Peter Thompson of New Sharon.

Many nieces, nephews, and friends, his poker buddies and best friend for 40 years, Craig Lee.

Tim will always be remembered as being a kind, gentle, big hearted, compassionate, loving Husband, Father, and friend. All who knew him loved him.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, December 6, 2021, at 11 a.m., at St Bernard’s Church in Rockland, Maine. Father Nathan will be officiating. A reception will be held at the Orbin’s residence in Waldoboro, Maine at 2 p.m. that afternoon.

The following link will be for the livestream of the Mass: http://www.stbrendanparish.net/livestream Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements.

To extend online condolences visit the Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.