Fredrick “Rick” George Marzolf


Fredrick “Rick” George Marzolf, 64, passed away peacefully with family and friends by his side Nov. 30, 2018, at a Bangor hospital. Rick was born Oct. 15, 1954, in Hawthorne, Nev. He was the son of Fredrick F. Marzolf and Frances T. (McIntee) Marzolf.

Rick graduated from Bucksport High School, Class of 1973. He then graduated from SMVTI with a degree in culinary arts. Following graduation, Rick spent most of his career as a chief steward on ships that traveled the world. He always had lots of stories to tell about the various ports of call that he visited and the people he met. When he decided to end his maritime career and stay on shore, he worked at restaurants in Castine, Bangor and Northeast Harbor. Rick always enjoyed a good cup of coffee and loved to talk with everyone. Rick spent many years as an active volunteer with the Castine Fire Department. He especially enjoyed the 4th of July parade and fireworks with the Castine Fire Department. He was a Red Sox and Patriots fan, and in later years, a NASCAR fan. He loved doing crossword puzzles in ink, read voraciously, enjoyed John Wayne movies and the History Channel. Rick enjoyed his family, and was very proud of his niece, nephews and great-nephews. He also enjoyed his extended family and could be counted on to bring favorite foods to family gatherings.

Rick was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his sister, Barbara Marzolf; brother, Michael and wife, Judy; niece, Jennifer Marzolf; nephews, Christopher and wife, Carrie Marzolf, and Jeff Howard; two great nephews, Gradyn and Landon. He is also survived by special friends, Arlene and George Nickerson.

The family would like to thank the staff of MDI Hospital and LifeFlight of Maine. In addition, we would like to thank all the CCU and ICU staff and the Palliative Care team at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. Thank you for the superb medical care, kindness, and compassion given to all of us. We appreciate it more than words can express.

Those who wish to remember Rick in a special way may make a contribution to the Castine Fire and Rescue Volunteer Association, P.O. Box 602, Castine, ME 04421

A celebration of Rick’s life will take place May 4, 2019, at place to be determined and announced at a later date. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Vaya con Dios, Rick. May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall upon your fields, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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