Please join us in celebrating his life on Saturday, May 7th, 2022 beginning at 11:00 a.m.> Add a comment >
William B. Holmes, 66, of Richmond, passed away peacefully at home on January 18, 2022.
Bill was born August 2, 1955 in Plymouth, MA to parents Diane Gould and William B. Holmes. Bill attended Plymouth schools where he graduated in 1974.
In 1976 Bill joined the US Navy. He retired after 20 years ranking EOC in the Seabees. Bill went on to work as a heavy equipment operator for 10 years until his retirement.
Bill loved to hunt with his brothers, Paul and Jeff, and his cousin, Brian. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially loved Football Sundays with friends. Bill had a great sense of humor and never missed an opportunity to share a joke or tease his friends.
He is predeceased by both parents, as well as his brothers, Russell Holmes and Ralph Holmes, and his son-in-law, Will Keating.
Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Ellen Holmes of Richmond; daughter, Melissa Keating of Richmond; grandson, Dempsey Keating of Richmond; sister-in-law, Theresa and husband Ed Sleight of Greenville, IN; sister-in-law, Kathleen Sousa of Florida; brother, Paul Holmes and partner Donna of Plymouth, MA, and brother, Jeffery Holmes of Plymouth, MA.
The family would like to recognize the VA and Chans Hospice for providing Bill with wonderful care. Also, a special thanks to friends Tommy and Donna Sullivan, Norman and Kathy Knight, Dave and Pat Thompson and Josh Watson.
A service will be held August 2, 2022 at 10 am at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta, Maine. A Celebration of Life will follow at 45 Dingley Road, Richmond.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to DAV or the American Legion, organizations whom Bill supported throughout his life.> Add a comment >
Dresden- Steven M. Cherkis, 57, of Dresden, passed at his home on January 22, 2022
Steven was born in Chula Vista, California on December 3, 1964, the son of Allen M. and Marina A. (Stacey) Cherkis.
Throughout Steven’s life he was an avid reader and loved history and science. He worked for himself and enjoyed doing yardwork and working on vehicles. He was a member of the Salvation Army.
Steven was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his wife Melinda Cherkis, his mother, his sons Allen B. Cherkis, and Andrew Cherkis, and his brothers Allen, Richard, John, and David.
There will be a graveside service in the Spring; to be announced.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the ALS association @ donat.als.org
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME 04357.> Add a comment >
Richmond - Boris Rusak, 86, died unexpectedly, January 18, 2022 at Maine General
Hospital in Augusta. He was born August 4, 1935 to Peter Rusak and Alexandra
(Noryk) Rusak in Novogrudok, Belarus.
After marrying his loving wife, Taisa, in 1966, the two settled in Richmond where
they raised their two children and he resided until his passing. This past spring the
two celebrated 55 years of marriage.
Boris was employed by the MDOT, Right of Way Division, as a real estate appraiser,
for over 30 years. He oversaw many road projects throughout the state, with his
most notable being the 1-295 highway development. Boris was socially curious and
held a gift of gab and loved to share his life and work stories with all he met.
His parents and an older brother, Leo, predeceased Boris. Surviving in addition to
his wife, Taisa (Grizkewitsch) Rusak are his son, George Rusak and wife Stacy of
Scarborough; daughter Irene Adams and husband Tim of Richmond; grandchildren,
Sam Rusak, Sydney Rusak and Nicholas Adams, Brother-in-law, Michail
Grizkewitsch Sr., and partner Gail Theberge, Sister-in-law, Ann Fabrizio and
husband Bob Sr. of Auburn; and several nieces and nephews.
A family funeral mass will be held at 11 am, January 20th at the St. Alexander Nevsky
Church in Richmond with a graveside burial service occurring in the spring.> Add a comment >
Boothbay-Beverly A. Rogers Lilly, 93, formerly of Dresden, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor.
She was born in Waterville on September 2, 1928 the daughter Milton and Amber Rogers.
After working at her father in-law's store in Dresden for many years, she went on to work for the State House as a switchboard operator. Later, Beverly and her husband Cecil bought property in Boothbay and opened Lilly's Market.
She is survived by her daughter Ann Murray and husband Jody of Boothbay, son Bruce Lilly and wife Debbie of Damariscotta, grandchildren Chad and Daniel Murray, and great grandchild Oliver C. Murray.
Per Beverly's request there will be a family gathering in the summer of 2022.
In Beverly's memory donations may be made to the Boothbay Region Student Aid Fund P.O. Box 293 Boothbay Harbor, Me 04538.
Per Earl's request there will be no visitation or funeral services. He will be cremated and laid to rest at the Maine Veterans Cemetery.> Add a comment >