Richard D. Maine, age 64 of 259 N. Applegate Road, Ithaca NY, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2008 at home.
Born on May 29, 1944 in Sherwood, NY, Dick was the son of the late Robert and Carrie (Robinson) Maine Sr. After serving four years in the Air Force, he was employed at the Tompkins County Airport before going to work for Marion Electric Company. He then joined the IBEW Local #241 allowing him to be hired as an electrician for Richardson Brothers in Ithaca, while at the same time working together with his wife, Bonnie, to raise a family. Over the years he was also a member of the Masons, the American Legion, and the VFW. Dick loved to be out on the golf course with good friends, and his membership in the Hillendale Golf Course gave him that pleasure for many years.
In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his son, Rodney Maine, Sr; brothers Eugene Maine and Donald Ross; and a sister, Myrtle Buckingham.
Dick is survived by his wife of 43 years, Bonnie Miller Maine of Ithaca; son Victor (Michelle) Maine of Owego, NY; daughter-in-law Kathy (Tom) Maine Radka of Waterloo, NY; brothers Alvin (Elsa) Ross of Lansing, NY, Robert (Audrey) Maine of Lansing, NY, Floyd Maine and Jonah (Sue) Maine both of Groton, NY, Marshall (Karol) Maine of S. Berwick, ME, Roger (Linda) Maine of Moravia, NY, Edward (Peggy) Maine of Peoria, AZ, and James Maine of Florence, SC; his sister Peggy Boutoille of Groton, NY; grandson Rodney (Jennifer Sutfin) Maine, Jr. of Ithaca, NY; and granddaughters Jennifer Maine of Waterloo, NY; and Katelyn and Kyra Maine both of Owego, NY.
A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church, Seneca Rd., Trumansburg, on Saturday, September 6th at 2:00 PM, with the Rev. Frank Adams officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks those who wish to remember Dick in the form of a contribution to kindly consider Hospicare of Tompkins County, 172 King Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850; the First Baptist Church, 4443 Seneca Rd., Trumansburg, NY 14886; or the American Cancer Association, 13 Beech St., Johnson City, NY 13790.