Richard D. Benner

May 06, 2014
Richard Benner

Winthrop — Richard D. “Dicky” “Ducky” Benner, 69, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, at Heritage Rehabilitation and Living Center in Winthrop following a long illness.

He was born in Rockland June 11, 1944, the son of the late Alfred L. and Ruth M. (Davis) Benner.

Dick graduated from Rockland High School, Class of 1962. He graduated from Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute, class of 1966 and the University of Maine at Augusta, Class of 1972.

He could be seen walking the streets of Augusta to work at Alick’s Court Square Restaurant, Howard Johnson and Friendly’s Restaurant on Western Ave as a short order cook.

Dick loved sports. He played, was scorekeeper or umpiring softball games in the Augusta area for years. He also kept score at baseball and basketball games and enjoyed watching football.

He opened his own sports memorabilia shop in 1978 and ran it until 1992.

Dick is survived by some cousins and close friends, Judy Digby Alley and her family of Augusta and Robert Thing of Skowhegan.

At his request, there will be no public visiting hours. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 13, at 11 a.m. at the family lot in Achorn Cemetery, Old County Road, Rockland.

Arrangements are under the care of Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. Condolences may be expressed via the funeral home website:

Comments (2)
Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | May 06, 2014 17:01

Richard was a fixture at RHS baseball games and was Uncle Bob's right hand man. Any question to whether or not it was a hit, his answer was not. Sorry to hear of Dicky' s passing.

Posted by: Clifton Yattaw, Jr | May 06, 2014 16:31

I knew Richard very well as a young bot growing up in Rockland, I played baseball with him many times. So sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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