Johann Pretorius - age: 52
(October 31, 1959 to February 01, 2012
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday February 8 at 4:00 PM at Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, located on the corners of Rts. 202 and 4A (13 Portland Rd) in Buxton (Bar Mills).
BUXTON- Johann Pretorius, age 52, of Wescott Circle, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday evening at the Maine Medical Center in Portland.
He was born on Oct. 31, 1959, in Durban , South Africa , a son of the late Johannes and Aletta (Prinsloo) Pretorius.
He earned a BA Degree in South Africa and a BS Degree at the University of New England , and was currently pursuing a graduate degree in Psychology at the University of Southern Maine .
Johann was employed by the University of Southern Maine for over 20 years, most recently as the Associate Director of Institutional Research.
He enjoyed playing guitar, studying Eastern Philosophy, and regularly practiced Tai Chi.
His gentleness, warmth, wisdom, playfulness, curiosity, insight and humanity touched everyone that knew him.
He is survived by his beloved wife- Barbara Pretorius of Buxton; daughter- Kristin Gita Pretorius of Buxton; sister- Petro Coulthard of South Africa ; brother- Phillip Pretorius of South Africa ; and many dear friends and distant relatives.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday February 8 at 4:00 PM at Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, located on the corners of Rts. 202 and 4A (13 Portland Rd) in Buxton (Bar Mills). www.DCPate.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Johannís memory to
Al Delaney c/o Tai Chi @ Moderation Center, 451 Cape Road, STANDISH, ME 04084
Please specify if you would like it to go towards a Tai Chi related charity or towards a USM scholarship.