Norman Kirkness Hackland, Jr., 80, of Easton passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020 at Haven House in Denton. He was born in New York City on September 21, 1939 and was a son of the late Norman K. and Alice K. Gutmann Hackland.
He attended school on the North Fork of Long Island near Cutchague and New Suffolk, NY. Mr. Hackland worked in a variety of jobs, but enjoyed being outside to work. He spent many years working for Hilly’s Garden Center and Robins’s Nest Floral in Easton.
He loved to read and do puzzles, watch his favorite team, the Yankees, and became an umpire for 1820 baseball for the Talbot Fair Play Team. Mr. Hackland developed a love for acting and was in many plays for Talbot Little Theater and Tred Avon Players.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Dotty Shriver Hackland, a brother John Hackland (Marlene) of High Springs, FL, a niece Meg Wallace (Scott) of Virginia, a nephew Ryan Hackland of Florida, his wonderful caregiver of one plus years, Leslie Ruhl of Denton. Besides his parents, Mr. Hackland is preceded in death by a sister Betsy Walsh of Las Cruces, NM and a niece Kathryn Walsh of NM.
Services will be private at East New Market Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of the Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge.
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