Charles Main, 83, dies

Columbus, OH — Charles Main, 83, died at home after a long illness on May 6, 2022, with his loving wife Carol by his side.

Charles Main died May 6, 2022.

He was born in Lynn, Mass., in 1939 to Martin and Louise (Godfrey) Main. He grew up in Saugus, attended Essex County Agricultural Institute and UMass Amherst.

In 1958 he married Carol Hogseth. He worked for the USDA as an egg inspector in Pennsylvania and Maine. In the late 1960s he joined the workforce at Bath Iron Works as a clerk, where he remained until his retirement.

Mr. Main’s passions were gardening, selling raspberries and raising farm animals. He was actively involved in his high school alumni association and maintained close friendships with his former classmates. He was a skilled web designer and maintained websites for local organizations and businesses.

Mr. Main, as Kennebec Pace Club, bred and raised Standardbreds to race in the Maine Standardbred Breeders Stakes. He greatly enjoyed working with trainer Lisa Saindon and going to the races at Topsham Fairgrounds and other tracks. He was an active member of the United States Trotting Association.

There will be a private celebration of life this summer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Standardbred Retirement Foundation at

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