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Captain Richard G. Spear

January 4, 1922 – May 3, 2018

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My dad, Russ Bonney, who passed in 2005, was good friends with Dick, and so was I. I knew Dick through the Jester organization and came to truly like and admire him. I loved the ever-present twinkle in his eye and his appreciation of a good joke, which he could sometimes be encouraged to tell. His obituary was very revealing; I never heard him talk about himself. Truly a modest but extremely accomplished man. I will miss seeing and talking with him very much. I am disappointed that I am away and cannot attend his visiting hours and service. My sincere sympathy to his family for the loss of this wonderful man.
Charley Bonney - Thursday May 10, 2018 via Condolence Message
I'm so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. He was a lifelong friend of my parents (Bud & Marilyn Fales), he graduated MMA with my Dad and was his best man. My youngest son, Matthew interviewed Dick for a school project, and thought he was a "really cool guy" and greatly admired him. They don't make men like Dick and my Dad anymore, they certainly were the "greatest generation". My deepest sympathy to you and your family, Linda. Sincerely, Cathy Fales
Cathy Fales - Monday May 07, 2018 via Condolence Message
Dear Captain Spear, You had a keen eye on the waterfront traffic in Rockland for many a year, let alone the fact you were well-able to navigate outside the breakwater thus into international waters; you'd paid your dues to get the longstanding job in the Ferry Service. Your knowledge of the vessels anchored and traversing, the harbor depths, the routes to the islands, the characters of the old Rockland waterfront, the natives and the complaints, and the politics in Augusta; you were steadfast in making Rockland one of the safest and accessible harbors that boats of the Ferry Service for all mariners, from fisherman to super yachts; you had a part in it that set the stage for the future. God Bless. May Eight Bells Ring in your honor on this last watch. Russell Anderson
Russell Anderson - Monday May 07, 2018 via Condolence Message
any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. John Donne Meditation XVII Captain, I'll meet you at the pole.
Edwin Wilson - Monday May 07, 2018 via Condolence Message
Condolences on losing your Dad Linda. What a long wonderful life he had!
Ann Jillson Walker - Monday May 07, 2018 via Condolence Message
Linda, I was sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I think I've wondered over the years where you were as we lost touch when we were just kids. Please know that I'm thinking of you, and would attend the funeral if I were still in Maine, but I'm in Arizona. Sincerely, Cindy Rideout
Cindy Rideout - Saturday May 05, 2018 via Condolence Message
Captain Spear, Gentleman, Professional, Caring, Witty, Mariner, and friend. I was blessed to have known him and even having been on the butt end of his wit and sarcasm I felt a personal bond to Dick. He was a truly remarkable man who shaped the landscape of mid-coast Maine for all who knew him. God Bless you, Dick, may all your future voyages be shaped by the Lord.
Larry Wade - Friday May 04, 2018 via Condolence Message
Captain Spear was a special person and a true gentleman. He'll be greatly missed.
Paul & Eva Murray - Friday May 04, 2018 via Condolence Message
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