John Lothrop

1942 - 2020


On Saturday, May 23, 2020, John Lothrop passed away in the arms of his wife and daughter at his home in Newcastle.  John was born in1942 to Reverend Donald and Helena Lothrop in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

He graduated from Brookline High School, where his passion for running began.  John  received a degree in social work from Boston University.  He and his wife settled in Brooklyn, New York where they raised their family, and John worked as a Probation...

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Joyce Brisbane

August 19, 2020 6:23 PM

To the family of John Lothrop.  I met John when I first became a Probation Officer back in 1190. What a great mentor!!! Turned out to be a great friend as well.   He bequeathed me some of his art work when he retired and I still have all of it.  
My heartfelt condolences to you all.  Rest in Peace, Friend.  

Dean Stevens

July 8, 2020 11:39 AM

To John Lothrop's family: This is Dean Stevens, long time member and administrator of The Community Church of Boston. Donald Lothrop, John's father, was minister of our church for 39 years. Several senior members of our church remember John fondly and send you our sincere condolences for your loss. To any of you family members, we have, in our archives, the extensive correspondences of Rev. Lothrop. Please be in touch with us if you are interested in learning more about them. We would also be thrilled to add to this treasured archive repository, any more papers, recordings of Donald Lothrop, who figures enormously in our history. We would love to be in touch with you. We are One Hundred Years Old in this very pandemic year, 2020 (Festivities postponed, not canceled). In Solidarity and in Grief,    Dean Stevens (, 617-869-3014)

June 6, 2020 2:58 PM

Dear Mica and family,

We are sorry to hear from my sister Marya of the loss of our cousin John. He was the year in between us in age and grew up almost like the brother we never had. We spent vacations visiting my Aunt Helen's homeor he visiting ours.

Please accept our deepest condolences and prayers for you and your family.

Love, Paul and Nina Mix

Alden Robbins

June 5, 2020 4:18 PM

To the Family of Mr. Lothrop,
While I didn't know Mr. Lothrop well, it didn't take long to realize the quality of individual he was. The kindness in his eyes and the kindness in his words were so evident from the first moment of meeting him. He walked up to me at random before a Pancake 5K in Belfast years ago with encouraging words and a smile on his face, and that is how I will always remember him. I only wish I had gotten to know him better, as is with anything exquisite, we are always left wanting more. I will think of him with fond memories as I continue my running. Wishing you peace during this time of sorrow

Lara Campbell

June 5, 2020 1:13 PM

Dear Micaela, Coreysha and Family,

 We were so saddened to hear about John's passing. He was a kind, friendly, thoughtful and inspiring man, and we have such fond memories of him as our neighbor on Union Street in Belfast. We wish you love, prayers and condolences from across the miles.

Lara, Jim and James Campbell

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