Richard "Dick" Haisch

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Richard A. Haisch
1929 - 2017
SIDNEY - Richard A. Haisch, 87, died May 14, 2017, at his home here.
He was born in Dansville, N.Y. on Dec. 29, 1929, the son of Elmer and Gladys (VanMiddleworth) Haisch. Dick graduated from Cranford High School in 1947. He married Betty Langston in 1951.
Dick worked for Esso Research and Engineering in Linden, N.J., transferring to Esso International, Tanker Department where he worked on design, construction, and operation of LNG and LPG tankers. This work required relocating his family to several foreign countries. He held several patents in this field. He spent eight years in the US Navel Reserve.
Dick retired in 1985 and moved to Maine. He earned his EMT license and joined the Sidney Fire and Rescue Department where he was involved in many advancements such as Jaws of Life, AED, and an Ambulance. He was active for over 25 years and was awarded the Maine 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing and wood working. He attended the Oakland United Baptist Church where he was involved in many projects. He served as president of the Sawtelle Cemetery Association where he directed and carried out operations of the cemetery.
He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Betty; a son Randy, and a daughter Debra. Surviving are his loving companion Simone MacKenzie; a son Richard Haisch and wife Lori, daughter Tammi Haisch, son-in-law Philip Sievering; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Friends are invited to visit 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday May 18 at Lawry Brothers-Wheeler Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Oakland. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday May 19 at the Kingdom Life Church High Street Oakland. Burial will follow at the Sawtelle Cemetery in Sidney.
An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at
Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers-Wheeler, 26 Church St., Oakland, ME.

In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to:
The Sawtelle Cemetery Association
c/o Pamela Bacon
16 Hosta Lande
Sidney, ME 04330


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Wheeler Funeral Home - Oakland
26 Church Street
Oakland, ME 04963
(207) 465-3011
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Published in Central Maine on May 16, 2017