Freeport, ME - Richard C. Weirich, 72, passed away in his home, Saturday, June 10th, 2017 in Freeport, Maine.
Born August 23rd, 1944 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, he was a dedicated educator for 48 years until his retirement from South Portland High School in 2015. He earned his Degree of Doctor of Education in Science Education from the University of Maine at Orono and was a recipient of the 1987 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching.
He was a devoted husband and father, beloved by his wife and two children. He found joy in gardening, reading, traveling, and surrounding himself with loved ones.
He was predeceased by his father, Robert H. Weirich. He is survived by his mother, Eleanor Weirich of Palmyra, PA; his brother, Robert N. Weirich (Margaret) of Portage, MI; his sister, Elaine Weirich of State College, PA; his wife, Jane Weirich of Freeport, ME; and two children, Sarah Weirich of Columbia, MD, and Joshua Weirich of Baltimore, MD; as well as nieces, nephews, grandnephews, and in-laws.
A private memorial ceremony will celebrate his life.