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Eric J. (Rick) Hartglass
Aka Mister Bagel
PORTLAND -- Eric J. (Rick) Hartglass, 64, died on Aug. 30, 2010, at the Maine Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was the son of the late Albert and Beatrice Hartglass of Brooklyn, N.Y. Rick graduated from Midwood High School and Fashion Institute of Technology. He resided in Portland for the past 42 years with his beloved wife, Gail Zade Hartglass.
Rick started Mister Bagel in 1977 on Forest Avenue; this location was the first and original bagel shop in the state of Maine. Today there are 12 successful franchises that he was very proud of. He was a Big Brother and enjoyed his days with his 'little brother' Tyler.
Rick enjoyed music, fishing, tennis and golf. He also loved his friends and condo in Boca Raton, Fla. where he enjoyed golf and tennis. But most of all, Rick adored his family. His grandchildren were the loves of his life.
He is survived by his adoring wife, Gail; daughter, Jane Hartglass Baker; son-in-law, Joel Baker; grandchildren, Jeremy, Zoe and Isabella; sister, Karen Hartglass Riemer; brother-in-law, Ron Riemer, sisters-in-law, Barbara Zade and Harriet Krausman, brother-in-law, Gabe Krausman; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Shaarey Tphiloh Synagogue, 76 Noyes St., Portland, at 10 a.m. Interment will be held at the Baker Street Cemetery, West Roxbury, Mass. Shiva will be observed at the home of Jane and Joel Baker, 118 Roaring Brook Rd., Portland, at a time to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maine Children's Cancer.
Eric J. (Rick)
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Aug. 31, 2010
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"I worked for Rick duirng the spring and summer of 1983. He was a great guy who made the best bagels. ..."
"Gail, Jane, Joel, and family, I was saddened to hear that Rick had passed. He was a great man with a..."
- Darrel Dennison and family
"My husband and I are regulars at the Forest Ave Mr Bagel and we have decided to visit every Mr Bagel in..."
- Chris and Betty Allen
"Gail and family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I was lucky enough to be in the first crew to..."
- Jan Waite
"Gail & Family, Rick was my first boss and gave me my first job. He taught me about business and..."
- Andre Morgan
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