PITTSFIELD -- Richard H. MacGown, 77, died, Thursday, May 3, 2012, in Pittsfield.
He was born in South Paris, on July 3, 1934, the son of the late Lester and Doris (Marston) MacGown.
He graduated from South Paris High School with the class of 1953 and proudly served our country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1953-1957. After an honorable discharge, he proceeded with his education and received his bachelor's degree from Gorham State Teachers College and his master's degree from the University of Michigan.
Dick was an educator. He taught at Maine Central Institute, Nokomis High School, Mount Abram High School and retired from teaching in 1988 from Brewer High School.
He was an avid outdoors man, enjoying hunting and fly fishing on the Kennebago. He was an inventor and excellent craftsman. He crafted exquisite airplanes, sailboats and kayaks. He was an accomplished flight instructor and had followed his parents' footsteps to become a HAM radio enthusiast. He was a long-time member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and a past president of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine.
Dick had fond memories of his summer trips to Alaska, fly fishing for salmon and seeing all the beautiful sights. He spent much time with his family in Rangeley enjoying the log cabin that he built. He will always be remembered.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sandra MacGown of Pittsfield; children, Martin MacGown and wife Lynette of Winslow, David MacGown and wife Theresa of Manhasset, N.Y., and Nancy Monteyro and husband Dekk of Hartland; grandchildren, Christopher, Michaela, Matthew, Mesha, Elizabeth, Timothy, JennaMae, Danielle, Cameron, Sean, Jennifer, Bryce, Braden and Abby; great-grandchildren, Julien, Jason and Remington; and sister, Julianne MacGown of Pittsfield.
He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Matthew MacGown and a sister, Virginia Clark.
The family will receive friends with fellowship and refreshments from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2012, and a time of remembrance at 3:30 p.m., at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Ave,, Pittsfield, with the Rev. Ron Cunningham officiating. Military honors will be presented for his service to our country.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine, 153 Hospital Street, PO Box 836, Augusta, Maine, 04332-0836, in Dick's memory.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.