BLUE HILL – Henry Holbrook, a longtime resident of Blue Hill, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007. He was born Aug. 13, 1949, in Sewickley, Pa. He attended St. Mark’s School, Southborough, Mass., where he was cox for the crew team and traveled to England to race in the Henley Regatta. He attended Wesleyan University and then moved to Blue Hill, where he established Seaside Painting, which he ran for 35 years. An avid sailor and outdoorsman, he raced and sailed all along the east coast, competing several times in the Bermuda Race. He enjoyed many warm weather adventures in places, such as the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands and Costa Rica. While in Maine, he spent months at a time camping and fishing, often commuting to work from campsites hidden on islands of Blue Hill Bay. He was well versed, often an instigator in the small businesses of the region, selling Christmas trees all over New England, marketing wreathes from local wreath makers and conspiring with the Japanese to sell live eels to Japan. He was an avid supporter of local teams, traveling as far as Minnesota to support the University of Maine Black Bears hockey team. He was also a passionate golfer and traveled around the country in search of new courses. He had a true adoration for animals and rarely traveled without his chocolate labs, Moxie and Callie. Like his mother, he was extremely clever at cards; poker was his favorite game and he was known to organize many a gathering in Blue Hill. In 2006, he moved to San Francisco and worked for his nephew at Freebord Manufacturing until the time of his death. He is survived by his mother, Ruth Holbrook; his two daughters, Terin and Jennie; and his three sisters, Deborah, Penelope and Sarah. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at East Blue Hill Grange. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605. Thoughts and memories of Henry can be expressed at