Ronald Franklin Pease, 84, went to be with his Lord June 3, 2021. He was born in Rockland, the third of four sons of Palmer and Margaret (Beattie) Pease.

He graduated in 1955 from Rockland High School, where he loved playing football and received Honorable Mention on the All-Maine High School Roster.

After graduation, Ron began studies at the University of Maine in Orono, earning a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, a five-year certificate in pulp and paper, with a master’s degree in pulp and paper management.

At the age of 13, he was introduced to his future wife and told her friends he was going to marry her. Being a man of his word, he did just that in 1958.

In 1960, he graduated from UMO, and they moved to Pennsylvania where he was employed by P.H. Glatfelter Paper Co.

After five years and a yearning for Maine, he moved his family to Gorham and began his job in the Technical Service Department at S.D. Warren in Westbrook. Ten years later, he moved on as technical service supervisor at Central Maine Power Co. on Cousins Island.

Ron loved to dance. He loved music and sang in the choir at the South Gorham Baptist Church for over 30 years.

He loved the outdoors. He canoed the Allagash, climbed mountains, camped, hiked and skied. His favorite place to be was their camp in Friendship where he sailed, fished, swapped stories with good neighbors and chopped wood to his heart’s content.

Ron loved helping people with whatever they needed and his quick humor and great smile were priceless. He was an honest man with deep faith, adventuresome and fun-loving. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Ron was predeceased by his parents, son Andrew and two brothers Richard and Gerald.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carolyn; daughters Jill Brown and husband, Roger, and Julie Hamlin and husband, Robert; daughter-in-law, Manya Pease; brother William Pease; grandchildren Sarah (Jay) Wilson, Joshua (Leslie) Hamlin, Megan (Jeff) LaSante, Noah Brown, Anna (Alan) Delaney and Isaac (Linh) Pease; and eight great-grandchildren, with one more on the way.

Ron’s family is deeply grateful for the loving care he received at both Stroudwater Lodge and Avita of Stroudwater, along with Compassus. They are an amazing group of people.

A visitation will be held, 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 11, at the Gorham Chapel of Dolby, Blais & Segee, 76 State St., Gorham ME 04038.

A private funeral service for the family will be held this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough ME 04074.

To express condolences and to participate in Ron’s online tribute, visit DolbyBlaisSegee.com