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CHARLES D. DICKEY

DICKEY--Charles D., Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Scarborough, Maine on December 9, 2012. He was 94. Charley was a graduate of St. Paul's School in Concord, NH and Yale University, Class of 1940. After college, he worked briefly for J.P. Morgan and as a special agent for the FBI before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps in WWII. He was a veteran of the 5th Marine Division and served in the Battle of Iwo Jima and in the occupation of Japan. Following the war, he joined the Scott Paper Company as a salesman. After numerous positions, including time as President of British Columbia Forest Products, he became Chairman and CEO of Scott Paper in 1971, and held that position for 11 years before retirement. He was a director of General Electric, J.P. Morgan and Cigna. He served as Chairman of the Smithsonian National Board. In addition, he worked tirelessly for numerous civic organizations. He received an honorary LL.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. He went to great lengths to stay connected and close to his many friends. He was an avid bee keeper and fly fisherman. He thrived in Maine at "Soundings" his summer place on Mount Desert Island where afternoon sails on "Tyee" were the order of the day. He devoured books on history and biographies of great leaders. He was very much a product of a past that valued personal relationships, hard work, humbleness, and integrity. He is survived by Helen ("Rogie"), his beloved wife of 65 years. He was the adoring father of five children: Charley Dickey of Seattle, WA; Heidi Fitz of Cumberland, ME; Sylvia Whitman of Weston, MA; Catherine Dickey of Dedham, MA; and Rob Dickey of West Newton, MA and the much admired father-in-law of their spouses. He was the proud grandfather of Sam, Eric, Megan, Pete, Matthew, Zach, Brad, Heidi, Barrett, Sloan, Will, Matt, Kyle, Charley and Nell, and the delighted great-grandfather of Lukas. He is also survived by his brother Whit Dickey of Lebanon, NH and his sisters, Mary Lindsay, of Cold Spring Harbor, NY, and Cathy Dickey of Princeton, NJ. A celebration of Charley's life will be held on Monday, December 17th at 11:00am at St. Alban's Church, 885 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME. Arrangements are under the care of Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. Portland. In lieu of flowers, you may donate in Charley's name to the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201, Topsham, ME 04086, or the Good Shepard Food Bank, 111 Pine Tree Industrial Parkway, Portland, ME 04102. Please visit www.jonesrichand hutchins.com for additional information and to sign Charley's guestbook.


Published in The New York Times on Dec. 13, 2012
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