Richard Earl 'Dickie' Mahan

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Richard Earl 'Dickie' Mahan

January 19, 1933 - February 05, 2019

Bangor - With a heavy heart we share our Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather, Richard E . "Dickie" Mahan's passing, at Maine Veterans Home, Bangor, on February 5, 2019, with family at his side. A four year resident, he certainly enjoyed entertaining friends and staff. Born in Mars Hill, January 19, 1933, the son of Ruth Broad Mahan, and Frank Charles Mahan, Sr.
Dickie was a 1951 graduate of Aroostook Central Institute, Mars Hill, active in FFA, receiving many National Farm Mechanics Awards; former member of the Mars Hill Town Council, Mars Hill ATV, American Legion, FFA honorary member, member of Parish of the Precious Blood, Catholic Church, Mars Hill; served in the army, Fort Dix, New Jersey, and Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas.
He enjoyed all aspects of farming, growing potatoes over fifty years, peddled potatoes to coastal stores for many years, loved mechanics, building small tools and equipment for ease of work. During his younger years, enjoyed the log cabin he built on East Branch, Presque Isle Stream, rebuilt with pride in 1985, where many snowmobilers gathered for Saturday night bean suppers. He loved the outdoors, fishing, camping and especially kayaking with his children and grandchildren.
Survived by his wife, Dorcas; children: Paul Mahan (Carla), Hermon, Jamie Brewer (Russell), Blaine, and Shawn Mahan, Mars Hill; grandchildren: Jessica Lawrence (Shawn Devine), Hermon, Blair Scripture (Ryan), Carmel, Kyle Mahan (Maegan), Carmel, Danielle Soucy (Anthony), Glenburn, Abram Brewer, Hannah Brewer, Blaine, Sarah Brewer, Harrison; two special step-grandchildren: Matthew Barker (Brianna), Alaska, Adam Barker (Jessica), Ashland; thirteen great-grandchildren; brothers: Wallace Mahan, Sr., and Frank Mahan, Jr. (Dawn); brothers-in-law, "Boger" Brewer, Ernest York, Mars Hill; sister-in-law, Betty Mahan, Blaine. Predeceased by two brothers, Robert Mahan, Blaine, Paul Mahan; sister, Charlotte York, sisters-in-law, Joann Mahan, Shirley Brewer, all of Mars Hill, Daphine Hoyt, Blaine, Pauline Drummond, Presque Isle, and his parents. He is survived by numerous special nieces and nephews.
Below is a poem special to Dickie with great meaning to him, author unknown:
When I come to the end of my journey, and I travel my last weary mile,
Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned, and remember only the smile.
Forget unkind words I have spoken, remember some good I have done,
Forget that I ever had heartache and remember I've had loads of fun.
Forget that I stumbled and blundered and sometimes fell by the way,
Remember I have fought some hard battles and won, ere the close of the day.
Then forget to grieve for my going, I would not have you sad for a day,
But in summer just gather some flowers and remember the place I lay.
And come in the shade of the evening when the sun paints the sky in the west,
Stand a few moments beside me and remember only my best. Spring burial at Tapley Cemetery, Blaine, date to be announced. Special thanks goes to the Maine Veterans Home, Bangor, Maine for their exceptional care and kindness. Especially from his granddaughter, Jessica, who works there and watched over and enjoyed his antics.
Published on February 8, 2019
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14 posts

Marie (McPherson) Eighmey
Feb 13, 2019
Special condolences to Dorcas and family.Dick is my cousin and I was he and Dorcas's Maid of Honor at their wedding. Am so sorry for the family loss. Rest in Peace cousin.
Sally Sargent
Feb 11, 2019
Thinking of you and your family Dorcas!
Sherry Arsenault
Feb 09, 2019
What an honor to have cared for such a special man. I really enjoyed him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lois meeks
Feb 09, 2019
Jess and Danielle , i am deeply saddened of your grandfathes passing.he was a great man and i enjoyed hanging with him on the days i worked with him.he always made me laugh.i will always remember him.luv you both.❤❤
Kathryn Mahan Morgan
Feb 09, 2019
My thoughts and prayers to the family.
Brandon Roope
Feb 09, 2019
My thought are with you and your family at this time of your loss Dorcas.
teresa clark
Feb 09, 2019
i have known this family a long time,,,my love and prayers goes out to each and every one of you,,,memories is something life cannot take away,,,, may god be with you all through this time of loss,,,
Jeb and Shelby Stiles
Feb 09, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.We have some very fond memories of snow sled rides to camp for beans.
Winston and Nancylee Mahan
Feb 09, 2019
Sincere condolences to all the family.
Suzanne stephenson
Feb 08, 2019
Thank you for your service and thank you for letting me take care of you for some of your final days it was a pleasure to have met you god bless
Laura Horvath
Feb 08, 2019
We all loved Dick ! He was so funny and had that wonderful smile. He made our day every day. Thinking of all of you with love. You are a fabulous loving family that will get you through this tough time!
Cel marcoulier
Feb 08, 2019
I loved and it was my honor to render care to your family member. May he be at total peace in heaven.
Jessica Lawrence, Shawn Devine, and family❤️
Feb 08, 2019
Gramp, as I look back at at our time at Maine Veterans Home together I can’t help but smile. You sure gave us a fun ride and the place is just nit the same without you!
Feb 08, 2019