WARREN — Harvey L. Staples, 69, passed away June 11, 2022.

Harvey was born in Bucksport April 27, 1953, the son of Arthur and Arlene (Goode) Staples.

Harvey attended Belfast High School (1969) and Medomak Valley High School (1970-1972). After high school, he joined the Navy from 1972-1978 (submarine duty) and obtained the rank of 1st Class.

After he was discharged from the Navy, he obtained employment with Bath Iron Works from 1978 until 2022 and was an outside machinist in Department 09, he was a previous shop steward, worked on an emergency response team and anchor wingless.

He loved hunting and fishing with all his family, especially his son. His favorite was brook trout fishing. He always enjoyed taking his boat out on the lake for a cruise with Rocky and his wife. He had a passion for antiquing or hitting a lawn sale with his daughter, was an avid Boston sports fan and vintage car enthusiast, and enjoyed going to swap meets with his bud, Buzz. But spending time with family and friends was always first. He never said no to helping anyone, anytime.

Harvey was a member of the Charles C. Lily Post No. 149 American Legion in Waldoboro. He was a two-time state champion wrestler (1969 and 1972), Vietnam Veteran (submarine duty), master ship builder (BIW) and received the Rescue at Sea Real Hero’s Award in 2016.

He is predeceased by his mother and father, Arthur and Arlene Staples; sister and spouse, Atharlene and Donald Hammond; brother and spouse, Arthurmart and Karen Staples; and brothers, Kenneth Goode and Ross Staples.

Harvey is survived by his wife, Norma Delano Staples of Warren; daughter, Kristin Staples of Mesa, Ariz.; son, Eric Staples of Westfield, Mass.; brother, Allen Staples and his wife, Mary, of Bucksport; sister, Kathleen Linscott of Bucksport; brothers-in-law, Larry Delano of Rockland and Kerwin Creamer of Waldoboro; cousins; nieces; nephews; and close friend, Bob Gordon, with whom he worked side-by-side with for over 40 years.

Donations may be made in Harvey’s name to the Charles C. Lily Post No. 149 American Legion, 181 Jefferson Street, Waldoboro, Maine, 04572 or the Disable American Veterans, Department of Maine, PO Box 3415, Augusta, Maine, 04330.

A graveside service with military honors will be held Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 4 p.m. at the Sweetland Cemetery, 2361 Friendship Road, in Waldoboro.

Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, visit his Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com.