Richard H. Dow

Richard H. Dow, 61, of Topsham died peacefully at home on March 3, 2008.

Richard was born in Jamaica Plain Massachusetts, August 2, 1946, the son of the late Frank and Shirley Dow and was raised in Carmel, Maine.

He graduated from Hermon High School in 1964. He served 20 years in the US Navy, retiring as a Senior Chief in 1988. He worked for the past 19 years at TMA/L3 Communications in Bath in support of Supship.

Richard enjoyed his work, time with family, vacationing at Sebago Lake and was an avid Nascar fan. He also enjoyed attending local stock car races throughout Maine and New England with his brother-in-law, George Hillman of Bowdoin.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Linda Dow of Topsham; his daughter Kelly Fike and her husband Rory of Brunswick; his son Randy Dow and his wife Amy of West Palm Beach, Florida; and grandsons Colby and Bailey Fike of Brunswick and Alex Dow of West Palm Beach, Florida.

The family would like to thank the staff of CHANS/Hospice for their care and support over the past few months.

Memorial visitation will take place noon-1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, where a memorial service will take place at 1 p.m.

For those who would like to make a contribution in his memory in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Camp Sunshine , 35 Acadia Road, Casco, Maine 04015 or online at