Richard S. Pollard


June 30, 1934
- August 22, 2006

ADDISON - Richard S. Pollard died unexpectedly Aug. 22, 2006, while at work. Dick was born June 30, 1934, in Milo, and spent his younger years on his family's potato farm in Masardis. He graduated from Kents Hill School and enlisted in the Navy for four years. Dick spent 13 months at McMurdo Sound, South Pole, as a radio operator. In his later years, he developed a slide show of his experiences there and presented the show at many public gatherings. Dick completed his education under the GI Bill at the University of Maine - Orono, where he majored in agricultural engineering. Dick and his wife, Gladys, moved to Addison in 1983. He managed a blueberry farm for RH Foster for a number of years, and later worked at Pleasant Bay Bed and Breakfast and Llama Farm until he passed away. This year, Dick was due to receive his 50-year pin from the Pioneer Masonic Lodge in Ashland, a lodge founded by Dick's great-great-grandfather. Dick loved hunting, fishing and the Northern Maine Woods. He was treasurer of the Pleasant River Fish and Game Conservation Club. Dick had been a registered Maine guide. Dick is survived by his wife of 28 years, Gladys; two daughters, Melissa Pollard of Chester, N.H. and Jane Pollard of Goffstown, N.H.; his stepdaughters, Sharon F. Caso of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Carol A. Wilkinson of Lubbock, Texas, Paula M. Nazzaro of Grove-land, Mass., and Susan A. Darcy of Raleigh, N.C.; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He is also survived by a brother, C. Owen Pollard of Norman, Okla. and many nieces and nephews. He will also be fondly missed by Megan. Dick will be remembered with fondness by his many friends in Addison and elsewhere. His was always a hand ready to help. We will miss him. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Wescogus Cemetery, Route 187, Addison. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pleasant River Fish and Game Conservation Club, P.O. Box 261, Columbia Falls, ME 04623.


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