Richard G. Ervin
Thomaston — Richard G. Ervin, 78, of Thomaston went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 14, 2012.
He died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. The husband of Corinne W. Ervin, he was born Nov. 24, 1935 in Pontiac, Mich., a son of George and Alice M. Ervin.
He graduated from Pontiac Central High School in 1952 and married his high school sweetheart, Corinne Wright in 1954. Richard studied to be a draftsman and designer working at General Motors and the Ford Motor Company and later he changed his career path and went to work for MilCo Glass Company in Rochester, Mich.
In 1967 he and his wife moved their family to Thomaston where he and his business partner started the MidCo Glass Co. in Rockland and later the Pine Tree Glass Co. He and his wife later moved to Connecticut where he worked for a large glass company until his retirement when they returned to Thomaston.
Richard was an outdoor enthusiast enjoying fishing, hunting, boating and camping with his family and friends. Family gatherings were always special to him as well as his involvement with his community and his church. He touched many lives during his life's journey with his positive attitude and kindness to everyone he met.
For the past 13 years he and his wife have wintered in Arcadia, Fla. at Craig's R.V. Park., enjoying many Bluegrass Festivals during their travels.
Richard is predeceased by his parents, a brother Jerry and a son Christopher.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years; his son Craig and his wife Doris; daughters Kelli Fullerton and her husband Dennis, Kari Brooks and her husband Rod; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; one great-grandson due in February and one great-great-grandson due in March.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Federated Church in Thomaston.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice, 169 Pleasant St., Rockland, ME 04841 or a charity of your choice.