Richard “Dick” Erol Webb, 80, passed away August 31, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 29, 1938 in Portland, ME to John and Lucy (Burns) Webb.
Dick graduated from Kennebunk High School in 1958 and then attended Portland School of Art for two years. He proudly served our country as a member of the United States Army, part of the NATO Firing Team. He was a Machinist for over 40 years and retired from Pratt Whitney.
Dick was an avid colonial historian with a keen interest in the French and Indian War. Fort Ticonderoga was a favorite destination where he took part in reenactments. He excelled at genealogical research and volunteered to help others do the same in the Genealogy Department at the Springvale Library. He was a self-taught artist who was accomplished in leatherwork, restoration of antique guns, building model ships, and painting. His knowledge was vast and deep and he enjoyed a good discussion and sharing information on any of these topics.
Dick enjoyed spending time with his friends and family at his camp on Kennebunk Pond where he was known to celebrate the Fourth of July with the firing of his muskets and cannons. He was a member of the Kennebunk American Legion for 43 years, Sons of the American Revolution, and Society of Mayflower Descendants. He was a true gentleman, a loyal friend, and was dearly loved by many.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lucy Webb; first wife, Barbara “Nancy” Webb; and sister, Louise Boisvert. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Webb of Lyman; brother, Lloyd Littlefield of Kennebunk; sister, Linda Johnston of Lyman; nieces, Kelly Ghidoni and Stacey Anderson of Lyman; nephew, Michael Johnston of Kennebunk; cousins, Walter Haddock of Portland and Bruce Haddock of Winter Haven, FL; and numerous other half-siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members.
A gathering of family and friends will take place from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, followed by a memorial service at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Kennebunk.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Southern Maine