Malcolm A. Doble

Jun 24, 2014
Malcolm Doble

Milo — Malcolm “Mickey” Doble, 84, passed away June 23, 2014, in Bangor.

He was born June 20, 1930 in Milo, the youngest of Frank and Stella Doble’s four children. He attended Milo schools and was a standout basketball player for Milo in the 1940s. Mickey attended the University of Maine, earning a bachelor's and master's in education. He served two years in the U.S. Army in Salzburg, Austria, as a cryptographer. He married his wife, Marilyn Engleman, in 1954. They celebrated their 60th anniversary June 19.

Mickey served as principal, teacher and coach in LaGrange and Stonington, as well as principal in Bridgton. Moving the family to Rockland in 1961, Mickey was the last principal of the Lincoln Street Rockland High School and the first of the new Rockland District High School. He would be principal in Rockland until 1974 with the exception of two years. In 1974 he took the same job at Brewer and was there until he retired in 1985. Mickey was voted Principal of the Year for the state of Maine in 1984.

Marilyn and Mickey had four children, Lynne of Brewer, Bob of Bowdoinham and Mike of Woodbridge, Va. Their youngest son, Tom, died in 1999. They have seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mickey was predeceased by his siblings, Frannie, Reg and Dick.

Mickey enjoyed golf, snowmobiling, boating and fishing and treasured summers at the camp he built on Sebec Lake in 1965.

The family would like to thank the many caring staff members at the Maine Veterans Home who treated Mickey with dignity and respect during his last year. Also heartfelt thanks to the wonderful nursing staff at St. Joseph Hospital for all the support they provided to Mickey and the family in the days before his passing.

A celebration of his life will be conducted Sunday, July 6, at 2 p.m. at the Park Street United Methodist Church in Milo, with The Rev. Michele St. Cyr officiating. A reception will be held after the service at the church. Burial will be in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Sebec Lake Association, PO Box 303, Dover-Foxcroft 04426. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home, Milo. Condolences and memories may be expressed at laryfuneralhome.com.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Jerry S Malcolm | Jun 27, 2014 10:01

Our condolenses to the family.  We worked together for the years he and I worked in Rockland, and very much enjoyed it.  Working with Mickey was always a pleasure.  We often received each others mail at the two schools, and always joked that they never sent bills to the wrong address.  Jerry Malcolm, former principal at RDJHS



Posted by: VALERIE ANN ORR | Jun 26, 2014 12:23

Via Valerie Orr's subscription I would note that Mr. Doble didn't come "to Rockland in 1962;" rather, he was the last principal of Lincoln Street Rockland High School, that year being my graduating class of the 1961-1962 school year. Class of 1962 was the last class to attend all four years at Lincoln Street, and I sang at the dedication of the new high school on Broadway. (and I'm Lawreston C. Crute)



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