Walter C. Rich, 76, died peacefully April 21, 2020. He was born July 11, 1943, in Ellsworth, the son of Robert F. Rich and Mildred H. (Walls) Rich-Dodge.
Walter is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Lynne Rich; brother Robert C. Rich and Karen Girard of Bernard; uncle Gerald Walls and wife, JoAnn, of Bass Harbor; two sons, Tim Rich and wife, Sherrie, of Georgetown and Wayne Rich and wife, Jacqueline, of Bass Harbor; four grandchildren, Alexis, Colyn, Jake and Molly; three nephews and seven cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Karen Eaton.
He graduated from Pemetic High School in 1961 and spent eight years in the Air Force. He worked at Bass Harbor Boat with his family until 1981, then went scalloping in the winter months and enjoyed carpentry in the summer. Later he went lobstering in the summer and spent the winter in Florida, playing pool and racquetball. He loved watching his children and grandchildren play sports. He also enjoyed spending time with family at the lobster boat races.
No memorial service is planned at this time.