Trenton -- John (Johnny) A. Remick
Comic, Actor and Author. John was born May 20, 1963 in Brunswick ME; and died at home in Trenton, ME on December 23, 2018 after a long battle with cancer.
Below are John’s own words as presented in his book “Here, There, and All Over the Place” under the heading ‘About the Author’: “Johnny Remick is a Maine native, whose life has taken him, literally, from coast to coast . . . and back again.
Johnny spent nearly half his life in Michigan. After graduating from Alma HS in 1981 he received his bachelor’s from Adrian College in 1986 with a degree in Theater. In 1988 he attended Specs Howard Broadcasting School and began establishing himself as a “voiceover talent”. In 1990 he became a professional standup comedian/impressionist out of Detroit, until moving to Los Angeles, in 2006 to pursue an acting career.
From 2007- 2017 he was a security officer at a high-rise for many Hollywood elite. He officially retired as comedian in July of 2007.
After 18-years making folks laugh from the stage he continued acting in commercials and writing for (and with) some of his comedian pals. He moved back to Maine in August of 2017 to focus on writing.
Johnny was raised by two loving parents: Oscar and Emma; who taught him to embrace life with love, compassion and humor.
In addition to a sense of humor (mostly from the Remick side), Johnny also had a strong sense of self as well as a profound sense of responsibility and loyalty to others. He respected and appreciated the power of words and how they can cut, heal, make one laugh, cry, think and feel.
In 2013 he created a Facebook page entitled “Make a Right Turn for Peace” www.facebook.com/makearightturnforpeace/ , a non-partisan universal grassroots movement with the positive message of love, peace, understanding, forgiveness and humor.”
He is predeceased by his parents Dr. Oscar and Emma Remick. He is survived by his brother Paul; brother Mark and his wife Nancy and their children: Amy; Megan; Leah; Amanda; Ben; and McKenzie; as well as his great nephew Eli and great niece Savannah; Aunt Loretta Remick Tracy; cousins Mike Jones; Joel (Janie) Jones; Jan (Danny) Studdard; Julie Tilden; Andrea Tilden (Eric Thomas), and Sarah (Scott) Warner, Jim and John Karst, Linda Reger and Marilyn Wensing. Extended family includes Susan Dietz and William “Willc” Clifton.
A very heartfelt thank you to John’s healthcare team: Ruth Tainter and the staff of Mary Dow Cancer Center who were instrumental in extending John’s life.
A celebration of John’s life is being planned for May 2019 in Shepard, Michigan.. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity or cause of your choosing. The family encourages supporting the following organizations: www.asoldierschild.org; https://www.bethwrightcancercenter.org/ ; http://friendsinactionellsworth.org/; and your local Rotary International Club.
Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald Funeral Homes www.jordanfernald.com