WARREN — Gary D. Studley, 69, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 14, 2022, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

He was born on May 26, 1953, in Damariscotta, the son of Lawrence and Pauline (Prior) Studley.

“Biscuit,” as he was known, scalloped off the entire New England coastline and beyond the three-mile line into federal waters most of his life. When not fishing out of Medomak, which is the home to about 20 small fishing boats, the Jacquelyn acts as the Studley and Keene home-away-from-home.

How did Gary get the name “Biscuit”? When only 14 years old, he worked for his uncle Kenny’s docked stop seine vessel, where he cooked for the crew. Quite often be brought home-cooked biscuits and beans to the boat. The crew would ask “biscuits and beans today?” Then one of the crewmen said, “That’s a good name! We’ll call him Sea Biscuit.” He dropped the “sea.” Gary started scalloping at the age of 16. He was the first in his family to scallop.

He is survived by his mother, Pauline E. Studley of Thomaston; two brothers, Bob Studley and wife Cecile of Sidney and Philip Studley of Warren; and two sisters, Janet Dinsmore and husband Mel of Georgia and Sheila Wadsworth of Hope.

He is predeceased by his father Lawrence Studley Sr. and brother Larry Studley Jr.

Ashes will be spread at a later date.