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Eric J. Hartglass, 64: Mister Bagel founder

Obituaries

Eric J. Hartglass, 64: Mister Bagel founder

PORTLAND — Eric J. "Rick" Hartglass, 64, died Aug. 30 at Maine Medical Center after a brief illness.

The son of the late Albert and Beatrice Hartglass of Brooklyn, N.Y., he graduated from Midwood High School and the Fashion Institute of Technology.

For the past 42 years he resided in Portland with his beloved wife, Gail Zade Hartglass.

In 1977 he opened Mister Bagel on Forest Avenue. This location was the first bagel shop in Maine. There are now 12 successful franchises, which were a great source of pride for him.

His hobbies included fishing, tennis and golf. As a "big brother" with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, he enjoyed spending time with his "little brother" Tyler.

He loved his friends and spending time at his condo in Boca Raton, Fla.

Above all, he adored his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his adoring wife, Gail; daughter, Jane Hartglass Baker, and son-in-law, Joel Baker; three grandchildren, Jeremy, Zoe and Isabella; a sister, Karen Hartglass Riemer, and brother-in-law, Ron Riemer; sisters-in-law, Barbara Zade and Harriet Krausman, and brother-in-law, Gabe Krausman; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Shaarey Tphiloh Synagogue, 76 Noyes St., Portland.

Interment will be at the Baker Street Cemetery in West Roxbury, Mass.

Shiva will be observed at the home of Jane and Joel Baker, 118 Roaring Brook Road, Portland, at a time to be announced.

Memorial donations may be made to Maine Children's Cancer Program, 100 Campus Dr., Suite 107, Scarborough, ME 04074.