In Memory of




Obituary for Thomas George Hagan

Thomas George Hagan, 92, of Boothbay, Maine, died peacefully at home on August 20th.

Born in New York City to Thomas and Florence Hagan, Tom was a third-generation native of Manhattan. He grew up in Elmont, NY on Long Island, and graduated from Sewanhaka High School. He went on to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he earned an Electrical Engineering degree in 1951. While at MIT, he served as an Editor of the school newspaper, The Tech, and was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity.

Tom began his engineering career employed by Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation in Bethpage, NY. Later he worked at Epsco in Boston, MA.
In the 1950s Tom co-founded Adage, an early manufacturer of computer graphics systems where he was granted several patents in analog to digital conversion. In 1974, he co-founded Camex. The company’s revolutionary technology pioneered the development of electronic publishing systems for text editing, graphics and layout, and high-resolution printing of digital newspaper pages. Under Tom’s guidance Camex contributed equipment and software to help establish Bitstream, a digital type foundry. He served as CEO and Director of Camex until it was sold to DuPont in 1989. He went on to co-found Actioneer, serving as Chairman and later CEO.

Tom married Carolyn Younglove in 1955 and lived in Coolidge Corner, Brookline. In the 1960s they moved to Newton Centre and later Newton Highlands and raised four children. He was a member of the First Unitarian Universalist Society in West Newton and sailed during the summers in Marion, MA.

In 1979 Tom married Patricia Seybold. They lived for many years on the Boston waterfront. He walked to his office near Chinatown and sailed his cherished catamaran in Boston’s outer harbor. They retired to Boothbay, Maine and enjoyed cruising the Maine coast with family and friends. Tom loved to travel and aspired to learn French. He had a passion for the outdoors—watching the Damariscotta River and its wildlife, taking daily saltwater swims, and hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He is fondly remembered for his high intellect, deep curiosity, dry wit, jazzy dance moves, and storytelling that could fill a room with laughter. Decades of yoga practice allowed him to do handstands for several minutes and demonstrate the peacock pose as a senior citizen.

Tom was dedicated to service throughout his life. He was a Trustee at National Braille Press for many years and served as a Trustee of the African Food and Peace Foundation, the North American partner of the Uganda Rural Development and Training Program in Kagadi, Uganda.

Tom is survived by his wife Patty Seybold; sisters Rosemary Pierce and Florence Wheeler, brother John Hagan; son Tod Hagan, daughter Sarah Lance and her husband David, daughter Melissa Hagan and her husband Whitman Miller, daughter Mariel Hagan and her husband Todd Weinman, and stepson Jesse Breuer; beloved grandchildren, Sander and Garrett Miller, Duncan Weinman, Sophie Lance, and Everett Breuer; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: the Boothbay Region Health Center (BRHC, 185 Townsend Ave. Ste R, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538) or African Food & Peace Foundation (AFPF, PO Box 338, Concord, MA 01742).

A Memorial Service celebrating Tom’s life will be held at a later date.

Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, light a candle for Thomas or to share a story or picture, visit their Book of Memories at