Yarmouth - Dale Francis Howe, 84, passed away peacefully at home with his wife Judy at his side on June 2, 2021.
Dale was born September 9, 1936 in South Paris, Maine to Francis "Gus" and Thelma Howe.
He graduated from North Yarmouth Academy in 1955 where he was an outstanding basketball player. Upon graduating, he joined the United States Air Force where he served four years of active duty and four years in the Reserves.
For over twenty years, he was employed by Yarmouth Fuel, now Down East Energy. He left to go
on his own d/b/a Dale Howe Heating. Upon fully retiring from the heating business, he worked
part time for the Yarmouth Recycling Center.
Dale was a Past Master of Casco Lodge AF & AM in Yarmouth. He was a member of the Red Cross of Constantine, the Portland Council, Portland-St. Albans Commandry and Cumberland Chapter in Yarmouth where he served as Treasurer for many years.
He was a life member and Past Patron of Deering Chapter #59, Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member of the First Parish Congregational Church. He also served the Yarmouth Fire Department for over twenty years.
For over 25 years he and Judy bowled on a couple’s league on Friday nights. They both enjoyed golfing at Toddy Brook, North Yarmouth. For over thirty-five years they enjoyed their cottage on Cobbosseecontee Lake in Monmouth.
Dale's only wish was to celebrate his 85th birthday on September 9 and their 50th wedding anniversary on September 11th. He was unable to do that.
Dale was predeceased by his mother, Thelma Cummings; his father and step mother, Francis & "Gus" Howe and his brother-in-law, Freemont Cole.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Lamson Howe, his children Bonnie and her husband Sherman Lyons of Topsham, his daughter Sheryl Howe of Winthrop, his son Bruce Howe of Florida and his daughter Gail and her husband George Trask of Gardiner as well as grandchildren and great children.
A graveside service will be held 11 AM Monday June 14, 2021 at Riverside Cemetery, Smith Street which is off Route 88 in Yarmouth at 11 o'clock A.M.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of Southern Maine, 390 US Route one, Scarborough, Maine 04074 or Portland Children's Dyslexia Center, 1897 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04102.
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