Richmond-John W. Miodini, 70, of the Ferry Rd. Passed away on January 19, 2016 at his home. He was born in Astoria, N.Y. on August 20, 1945 the son of Louis and Lillian Miodini. John attended schools in the Bronx Area and graduated school at Theodore Roosevelt H.S. In the Bronx, N.Y. In 1963. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. John moved to Maine in 1972 and worked for Holtman Brothers and then on to BIW for 26 years working in the tin shop, until illness forced his retirement. John was a member of the Richmond American Legion post 132. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and fish especially in Northern Maine. John enjoyed cooking , reading and fishing at Nesowadnehunk Lake in Baxter State Park. John was seldom seen without a dog. He had a great love and compassion for his dogs. He was predeceased by his two wives Kathleen and Teresa Miodini. John is survived by his dear friends Geoff and Ruth Ragsdale of Richmond and Sereno and Cyndie Brown of Boothbay. At John's request there will be no funeral services. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.
BOWDOINHAM – Vala T. Kotow, 51, of Bowdoinham died on Friday January 8, 2016 at her home. She was born on January 11, 1964 in Gardiner, Maine, the daughter of Nicholas and Vera Kotow, sister of Eva Pickett, brothers Russell and Nicholas Jr. Kotow, an aunt to Alex Jr. and Steven Griatzky, Toby Cross, and Jonathan and Katie Kotow.
After graduation from Mt. Ararat High School she attended the University of Maine at Orono and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with High Distinction in 1988. She worked at Bath Iron Works doing drafting and electrical design.