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Richard 'Dick' Plummer, 74 SCARBOROUGH -- Richard Arnold Plummer, 74, of Scarborough died peacefully on Nov. 18, 2008, surrounded by his family and loved ones in the amazing Gibson Pavilion at Maine Medical Center. Plummer died due to complications from cancer. He was born in Fort Fairfield, on Oct. 15, 1934, to James Arnold and Madeline Cogswell Plummer. He was raised on the family Potato farm in Fort Fairfield and graduated from Fort Fairfield High School in 1952. He was a member of the Phi Eta Kappa fraternity and graduated from The University of Maine - Orono in 1957. After graduating college, Richard went to work for the Scarborough School system as a Phys Ed and History Teacher. He would work there for 39 years before retiring in 1995. He was best known for his accolades as a Coach. 'Coach Plummer' touched many lives of the kids that came through the Scarborough School System, and through the athletic programs. He coached the 'Redskin' soccer team for over 26 years, winning the respect of his colleagues, players, referees and fellow coaches. Plummer's teams were known for their work ethic, and determination to get the job done! His teams won consecutive class A Soccer State Championships in 1973, 1974, 1975, and 1976. His teams were always known for appearances and post season play and you could always count on them to be ready to play whether they were the favorite or the underdog. He was most proud the 2008 Scarborough Soccer team in their undefeated season and eventual State Championship. He watched their progress closely throughout the season as his health slowly declined. Plummer had been the timer and score keeper at all the home soccer games in recent years and always stayed close to the program that he started in the early 60s. He coached basketball for 17 years and baseball for 15 years. Plummer was known as 'Coach Plummer' in the community and spent his life teaching kids valuable lessons about athletics and life. He was known for his quick wit, sense of humor, and positive attitude and very few people made it through the halls of Scarborough High School without knowing that about him. He started a local landscape company and had done that since his retirement. Plummer was always proud of his Aroostook County roots and returned 'up home' as often as he could to visit friends, relatives and close family. Coach Plummer was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by his children, Randy Plummer of Cumberland, Julie Cloutier and her husband Mike of Scarborough and Jen Dadiotes and her husband Demos of Scarborough; his grandchildren, Christian and Nicholas Plummer of Cumberland and Jessica Doughty of Scarborough, and two step grandsons, Nick and Jeffrey Cloutier of Presque Isle; his cousins Robert and Rachel Plummer of Fort Fairfield, Donna Cyr Pelletier of Caribou, Roger and Nancy Durepo of Florida, George and Luann Archer of Massachusetts, Darryl Dolley of Florida and Ann Stewart of North Windham; a very dear friend Anna Gallant; and many other cousins, nieces and nephews. A service celebrating 'Coach Plummer's' life will be held at 3 p.m. at SHS on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, in the Plummer Gymnasium. Guests are asked to dress causal, wearing red and white if possible. Visiting hours will be held at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland, from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to: The Richard A. Plummer Scholarship Fund at Maine Bank and Trust P.O. Box 6835 Scarborough, Maine 04074-6835 Richard 'Dick' Plummer



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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 20, 2008.
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December 7, 2008
Jen and family
Sorry to hear about your dad. I saw him for the first time since I graduated at my dads burial. My dad was going to be buried in Naples, Maine but decided to be buried in Scarborough because the cemetery was so well taken care of ( by your dad ). He gave me a big lift that day just having the chance to talk to him. My dad and I both looked up and had a great respect for you dad.
Carl Peterson
December 2, 2008
Jen and Family
I just learned of your dad's passing this morning and wanted to say how sorry I am to hear the news.

Your dad, our "Mr. Plummer" was a great guy. Every gym class I looked forward to his quick wit and big smile to liven things up!

I bought my very first car from Mr. Plummer and what a great "old boat" it was.

He was a very special man that taught us all a lot and touched the lives of so many of us; in such a positive way.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bob St.Pierre
November 27, 2008
Plummer Family. Dick was a long time friend. His friendship in knowing him will always have a place in my heart. I will miss our chats. Thanks Plummer family for letting me be a part of his life. I will miss him!
Bob Osborn
November 26, 2008
Jen and Family,

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I saw your Dad for the first time in 15 years this summer and quickly reminded myself of what a trouble maker I was in high school. While I was talking to him, I felt like a young teenager standing before him again…he had that effect on many I’m sure. Only this time, I was hoping that he would ask me if I ever did anything with myself…I was thankful he did. After telling him about my own kids and my other accomplishments, I had an incredible feeling of redemption knowing that “Mr. Plummer” knew I turned out OK.

I as many others had a great respect for your Dad, he was a man we never wanted to disappoint. He’ll always be remembered as one of Scarborough’s best. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts, and prayers.
Ed Bayley
November 25, 2008
Randy and Girls: I haven't seen you for some time, but i have seen your dad. I am Bob Alexander my wife who has pased on was Dicks Cousin. I new him well years ago. He was a great man. My daughter Kathy stayed in touch with him quite often. I am very sorry for your loss..Betty and i slept on the floor in the house years ago when you were just kids. I wish you all the best. Love Bob.
Robert alexander
November 25, 2008
Dear Jen and Family,
My deepest condolences on your loss. Your Dad was a great inspiration to everyone. It is clear by the many entries in the guest book how many lives he touched. He was loved and respected by those who knew him as a teacher and coach. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
Deborah (Thompson) Kumaroo
November 24, 2008
Randy, Jen and Julie and your families:
My thoughts and prayers are with you through this time. Your father was a wonderful, strong, respected coach, teacher and man. Please know that your Dad is comfortable, and so, so many people are thinking of you now and will be in the days to come. Living here in "the County" now, it's very clear why he was such a good guy, funny, "old school" and straight forward! He will be greatly missed... Take care...
Tina (Frederick) Bradley (Scarborough '84)
November 23, 2008
TIME YOUR JUMP!

The untimely death of Coach Plummer has many of us reminiscing about all the memories & Life's lessons that "Mr. Plummer, Coach, Dick" taught us over the years! All of his quick witted remarks & funny sayings that I can still hear today & call on often while telling a favorite funny story of old times at Scarborough High.
If you were ever a student, player, or friend of his you could always count on a good laugh in his company! If you were a player of his, that laugh was most often at your expense, but always in good fun! I can remember waiting for the bell to ring after his gym class & betting a Pepsi on best out of 10 free throws. You could shoot 9 for 10 & he would shoot 10 for 10! You could never beat him! Looking back I must have known that ahead of time, I didn't even like Pepsi. It was the respect we had for him & the challenge of trying to beat him that made it so much fun!
Some of the best memories of Mr. Plummer were his favorite sayings & life's lessons. At practice after school we knew we had better finish our mile run before his truck or as I teased him his "Trans AM" made it down over the hill. You knew to pick up the pace when you heard it coming, the blue Chevy pickup with the big gold eagle on the hood, the water cans & barrel of sawdust for the goalie box rattling in the back! You knew you had either screwed up or weren't trying hard enough when you heard "Take a lap or Give me 20!" Before the game it was "No talking to Lovely Lena (Girlfriend) before or during a game! On the field or court it was things he said to you like "Time your Jump!, Practice your foul shots!, Whatta you doing!, Screw your head on straight!, Get goal side, Cover Down!, Pull up!, Play the whistle!, Shoot with your left!, Hey ref your missing a good game here! & if you gave it your best, on your way off the field for a break you'd get the head nod & Atta Boy!, Good Job!, Now get a drink & be ready!, & the best & most practical lesson, Wear your Jock!"
Coach Plummer was old school. He expected more out of you as a student or player. He demanded that you give it your best & he always set the standard for you! If it wasn't what he wanted or what he knew you were capable of, you ran laps or the dreaded hill! Up, down, up, down, up backwards, down backwards, until you reached your potential! He taught us how to be better people, the best we could be, how to dig deep & find the motivation it took to perform well on the field or in the classroom. He taught us pride! Not just pride, SCARBOROUGH REDSKIN PRIDE!!
I was lucky enough to have visited with Coach Plummer in the hospital just a few days before he passed! We joked & laughed even though he wasn't feeling well. We talked about what a great job Coach Diaz has done with the soccer program & the team's amazing undefeated season. Marc he truly admired what you've done with the program! What I remember most of my visit with him was when a relative of his entered the room to visit, he introduced me as a friend! I will always take pride in that! To be considered a friend of Mr. Plummer is about as high on the totem pole as you can get!
Mr. Plummer always preached timing is everything, ironically, I found myself traveling home from my hunting vacation in Northern Maine to attend his memorial service. He no doubt would have understood had I decided not to leave the woods and attend, after all he was from the County, (Up Home). I remember how proud he was of his home town & he would always share stories of the summer vacations he took up home and come this time of year frequently asked "You get your deer yet?" However, given the chance to pay tribute to a man that was a legend in the high school sports community, a respected teacher, proud father, grandfather & most of all my friend, there is no place I would rather be!
Although we will miss him dearly, I know I will take some comfort knowing that up there where there is nothing considered offensive or politically incorrect there is a PROUD REDSKIN watching over all of us, keeping the grass cut & trimmed to perfection on all the ball fields!
Rest In Peace Coach! Thank you! I'm going to grab a drink & I'll be ready to go in for you when I get there!! We'll miss you!


Scarborough High School Class of '89
A Redskin Forever
Jeff Greenleaf
November 23, 2008
Jen, Julie and Randy,
We are thinking of the 3 of you during this difficult time. It's obvious from the memories shared locally,and from those around the country, your father made an impact on many people's lives and affected them positively. His legacy will be carried with them into the generations to come. Love, Susan & Gary Wright, Vero Beach Florida.
Susan Wright
November 22, 2008
To the entire Plummer family,
My sincere condolences. Dick was a great man and mentor to many of us and will be greatly missed.
mike bridges
November 22, 2008
Jen, Julie and Randy,
My condolences to you all. Your Dad was a great teacher. He taught much more than soccer, basketball and phys ed.. He taught tremendous life lessons. I am honored to always call him my coach. I learned from him and truly respected him. I am grateful for a man who touched so many for such a long time. You are truly blessed to have a Dad like him. May you all have comfort in the coming days and weeks knowing he lived a great life and touched so many lives. I talked with Hollie Baker the day he passed and she sends her love and condolences as well.
Love to all
Chris Brook
November 22, 2008
Randy, Jen, Julie

What a wonderful Dad you had. He was loved and respected by those who knew him as teacher, coach and friend. His humor and gift for bringing out the best in us will not be forgotten.

I will always be grateful for the life lessons learned.

Hail to our Chief.

Jo Coulthard Stevens
ps....I think he liked us cheerleaders, just not on his team bus.
Jo Stevens
November 22, 2008
Coach Plummer was a class act. He was the kind of man and the kind of teacher that aren't easy to find anymore. My memories of highschool are full of his influence, and I am so grateful to have known him. I am praying for his family, as I am sure that his loss leaves a big hole in your hearts. God Bless you.
Jennifer Andreson Freitas
November 22, 2008
Aloha Coach Plummer, you made an impact on so many lives, Thank you for the great years of service as a Coach, Teacher, Mentor, you have made a difference in the world.
DJ Halcro
November 21, 2008
To the Plummer Family, I am deeply sorry for you loss. Your father was a wonderful man.
Keri (Wilson ) Cram
November 21, 2008
coach plummer was one of my favorites at s.h.s. life was easier at that time and coach always made us laugh. i will never forget how hysterically he laughed at our play when i was sueeeeing the cows. he was on the floor and i had to continue, i almost lost it. thanks for the memories coach. my deepest sympathy to your lovely family. 1962
jeanne butler huff
November 21, 2008
Julie, Randy and Jen, our deepest condolences go out to your whole family.
All of these entries take the words right out of our mouths which speaks volumes of how your dad was thought of by all. In High School many athletes live in the now and do not realize they are being taught life lessons. As a quiet person in school, he taught me to be more assertive as a goalkeeper and gave me confidence to succeed which translated to life. He would also seem to read personality types and teach accordingly, usually giving the jokesters the hardest time. It was always comical watching the “troublemakers” try to outwit him in PE class knowing that they weren’t even in the same league and he would keep a straight face as the rest of us were in stitches. On the chance someone would outwit him you would know it when he cracked a smile. I think all his years of coaching different kids meant a lot to him, but he always seemed to remember everything and everyone. When we lost the heart breaking State Semi-final in 85, I took it pretty hard. Years later, I was with him watching Scarborough win their first State since ‘76, he looked at me, after, and gave me a wink with no words said or needed. He will be missed by all he touched. Van Zandt Family
Mark Van Zandt
November 21, 2008
Coach Plummer,

I hope there is someone up there to bring you two glazed donuts and a cup of regular coffee. You were the best!
Lori Steeves Cozzi
November 21, 2008
Dear Randy, Julie and Jen,
Our heartfelt sympathy to you all. Your dad was a very special man. Mom could sure tell stories of their days growing up. He always made a point to get back up this way for the Potato Blossom Festival and would always check to see if Teena was in the parade. Since Mom passed away 4 years ago we have kept in touch through emails. I will miss hearing from him, but I know he and Mom are together catching up and telling stories from the past. May God bring comfort to you all during this time.
Love,
Kathy and Max
Kathy Miller
November 21, 2008
My deepest sympathies to Mr. Plummers family. May you find peace in your memories.
SHS, gym class and running laps around the gym for not remembering socks always make me smile!
Sarah Dobbins
November 21, 2008
Dear Jen and Family,
I send my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Dad. He was an inspiration to many students at Scarborough. I remember being a freshman and walking past him and being a little scared of his smirks...just to realize he was just a big teddy bear, jokester inside. He definatly was an "Icon" for the Scarborough Redskins and will be missed by all. Death is never easy as we know Jen but please try and find comfort in knowing that everyone in heaven now has a wonderful coach and teacher. I will be thinking of you, Demos and your family during this difficult time.....Krissy Brown (87)
Kris (Wilson) Brown
November 21, 2008
Dick was a great colleague, the heart and soul of Scarborough High School. I had study hall duty with him in the cafeteria and enjoyed his humor and the way he could silence a cafeteria full of students by blowing his whistle. I'm very sorry to hear of his passing and send best wishes to the family.
Diane Whitmore
November 21, 2008
Dear Plummer Children,
With my family's heavy hearts I write this note of love, respect, thanks, and yes a little bit of fear that I had of your dad, the man I have always called "Mr. Plummer". Even as life went on after my high school days he always was "Mr. Plummer" to me. Maybe because I feared him a bit as a naive teen, but mostly from lessons I learned and finally acknowledging that he did in fact respect me not as a student, not as a cheerleader (for sure), not as a friend , but as a "mom".
I walked into S.H.S. as a 14 year old, naive as they come, respectful of teachers, but must say was in awe the first time I saw your dad - "Hey, who's the cute guy"? "He's the coach and gym teacher". "Oh!" I'm then in gym class with Ms. Thorndike (girls and boys shared the gym) as Ms. Thorndike tells the class "If the ball goes over on "Mr. Plummer's" side, don't go get it, he doesn't like girls on his side!"
Sophomore year I'm a cheerleader! First thing we are told - Coach Plummer doesn't like cheerleaders! We are about to enter the bus for an away game, the oh so famous rule is given to the squad - Don't sit with the "team" members on the way to the game - only on the way back! "Why I ask?" the reply was Coach Plummer says too many raging hormones before a game! "Huh!" So you see indirectly I got my first hormone lesson from your dad - not my parents!
Lesson number two - no one likes to disappoint Coach Plummer!! It was a big game my boyfriend at that time scored a lot of points but came on the bus with his head hanging low! I asked what was the matter and he said, "Coach is disappointed in me, I think?" "Coach is my "second dad" - I don't want to disappoint him. I need to try harder!
My senior year, my boyfriend now, later to become my husband tells me many stories of Coach Plummer in the locker room, of lessons he learned, Coach's wit and the respect he has for him.
Now life has gone on and at every Class Reunion or Classmate Get Togethers a "Mr. Plummer" story always comes about with humor and respect.
My favorite day with your dad - I have two sons that have had the great life's experiece of having your dad as a teacher, a coach and best of all - a friend. How grateful I am of the lessons he taught them - respect, team work, determination, humor, pride, love of a coach, and friendship!
All those years I yearned your dad's respect and finally it came - I had watched your dad teach my sons many of life's lessons and once in a while as I was standing at the side lines I got the - oh so slight nod of the head - acknowledging my presence but the day he came to our home to have some work on his truck, I entered the garage and he said "Hey, "Mom" how ya doing?" As a parent "mom" is your most delightful and respected name! "Mr. Plummer" finally gave me his respect - the best of all! - "Mom" was his nickname for me from that day on - one I cherished from my sons and from him. Finally I realized I had his respect for the greatest gift of all - being a mom!
My husband and my son's called him coach, friend, one son said Hail to Chief Plummer, I called him Mr. Plummer but you were the luckiest of all - you called him "DAD"!!!

We'll miss you "Mr. Plummer"! How lucky the kids are up there with you now. They have a Great Coach!!
Libby Greenleaf
November 21, 2008
We rarely recognize the the impact/influence one can make on another's life while we're in the midst of it. In retrospect, the clarity is brilliant. I had the opportunity to search Coach out when I vacationed back home in Maine 9 years ago. I found him and had an overwhelming time, as we caught up over the past 20 years. I was able to thank him for the impact he had made in my life-how Blessed I am to have been able to do that. I have been an Athletic Director and Coach for almost 20 years, mirroring much of "Dick's" approaches. He helped change and direct my life at a time I was at a crossreoads of possiby taking a very wrong path. I could write pages, though I'll just close with how much I respected him, even when I was in the midst. (He really played with my mind when Howesy and I planted that "No Parking" sign in font of his new truck.) Continued Blessings to the Plummer family.
Bugsy, '80
November 21, 2008
Julie,Randy,Jennifer
Your dad is a Scarborough icon. He had a positive influence on so many people. The kind and witty way he interacted with young and old alike, magnified by his solid moral and ethical fiber make him a person who stands out in the memories of all who were fortunate enough to know him. Our condolences to you and the Plummer family.
The Jensens
Joyce (Fellow teacher)
Larry (SHS '63)
Amber (SHS '92)
Erica (SHS '95)
Larry Jensen
November 21, 2008
To the Entire Plummer Family

I would like to extend my thoughts, prayers and condolences. I had the honor of having Coach Plummer as Health Teacher, Physical Education Teacher and most importantly a Teacher on the Varsity fields and court of Soccer, Baseball and Basketball. I still don't think he ever forgave me for the one spring that I played golf... At least he never let me forget it!. We all knew him as Coach but he was a teacher first and foremost!. The times have changed and so has the politics in Scarborough, but he will always be to me Coach Plummer of the Scarborough Redskins!!!
Mark Clark Class of 1971
November 21, 2008
Dick.....I'm angry that you were called home so soon. I just arrived here a year ago and have been enjoying our Wed am meetings at Tim Horton's. I had planned on doing this for many years, remembering the old days in "The Fort". Most people remember you as a Coach, but I remember you as the basketball player with the long legs and that serious look you had deciding your next move. I was 5 years younger but still remember. I'm glad we reconnected after 50 years, just wish it could have been longer. We will all miss you and keep your memory in our hearts.

My Sympathy goes out to your
children - they had a great Dad! I'm sure they were as proud of you as you were of them.

So long Dick, and thanks for the many memories.

Your (2nd) Cousin,
Carolyn (Kimball) McNamara
November 20, 2008
I will always have a place in my heart for Coach Plummer. Such a well respected Teacher, Coach, father and most of all good person. He lived his life while making a difference in so many other's lives. He will truly be missed. (Class of 85)
Kevin Hughes
November 20, 2008
My deepest condolences go out to the Plummer family. Some of my fondest memories of SHS and Ken's Place include Mr. Plummer. I can still hear him singing "Delta Dawn" in the halls. He will be truly missed.
Dawn Pistilli Feldman
November 20, 2008
Jenny,
You had a great dad, i will always love and remember him! I am thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

Hugs
Michelle Prescott
Michelle Prescott
November 20, 2008
Dear, Mr. Plummer though I never played "for" you, you were always a fixture at our games and events over the years. You were always there to lend an ear, or to provide a bit of advice. Your presence will be missed forever in the halls and on the fields.
Jason MacDonald 97'
November 20, 2008
I grew up in Scarborough and moved to New Hampshire half way through my Sophomore year. It was devastating for me to leave my home town and friends. I had the pleasure of playing soccer for coach Plummer for two years. Whenever I would visit my teammates for a game after I moved, coach would let me stand on the sideline with the team. That, made me feel like I was still a Redskin. His thoughtful gestures meant more to me than I think he ever knew. (Class of 81)
Doug W. Steele II
November 20, 2008
To Coach Plummer's Family,
My sincere sympathy to all of you at this very sad time.
In the 70's, your Dad taught me the game of soccer. I'll always remember is "Pep Talks" in the huddles before
our games. How ironic that many years later, after he retired, he gave
the same "Pep Talks" to me while he and I leaned over the fence
watching
my son play soccer on the same field that he had coached me on. His words of wisdom will live on in all of
those who knew him. He will be greatly missed.
Terry Skillings - Class of '73
November 20, 2008
Randy, Julie, Jennifer
I will miss your dad!!Liked to visit when we came down. Especially remember visits at Uncle Arnold's when he came up.
He will be greatly missed by all. God Bless.
Steven&Carla Alexander
November 20, 2008
To the Plummer Family,

On behalf of my family, I want to send my condolences to you all. Several of my family members were fortunate enough to have had Coach Plummer as a coach, teacher, and friend. He always made you smile with his quick witted comments as you passed him in the halls and genuinely cared for his students. He will be missed.
Sean Doody
November 20, 2008
Dear Plummer Family,
Your dad was one of the best teachers I had, and by far the funniest and most entertaining. He once sent me a birthday card and signed it from a senior that I had a crush on!! Thank goodness I recognized the handwriting!!! That is just one a the hundreds of memories I have of Mr. Plummer. He has touched many lives and I feel lucky to have met him.
Jenn Dobbins
November 20, 2008
To the Plummer Family, my deepest condolenses. I hadn't had the pleasure of seeing Coach Plummer in the many years since I graduated, but whenever I glanced at any headline relating to SHS winning a championship I immediatley thought of him. His quick wit and great sense of humor will always be remebered by the thousands of students he touched throughout his career. I wasn't the model student back then, but the one class I truly enjoyed was his PE classes.
Mike Stelmach '90
November 20, 2008
So sorry for your loss guys, in the past few years every summer I make a trip home to Maine. And every summer as I stopped in to see my parents in the Old Blue Point Rd. memorial, I would see your Dad and we would chat about old times and such. He remembered everyone always asked how my family was doing by name and remembered where they all lived. I will so miss our talks and how good it made me feel to see his huge smile every time I saw him. Dick you will be missed by all.. Joe
Joe Thibeau
November 20, 2008
On behalf of the Phi Eta Kappa alumni board and entire Brotherhood, our sympathy and prayers are with all of Dick's family and friends.
I am very glad & thankful that I got to know Dick over these last few
years. He helped us re-establish contact with a great many of our mid to late '50s alumni. I never could get him to stop typing his emails in very large bold font though!

Another good man is gone.
Terry Grindle, Phi Eta Kappa '77
November 20, 2008
Randy, Julie & Jen, at this time I would like to express my sympathy for the loss of your Father (Coach Plummer). I fondly remember all of the years that he was my coach and how he impacted my life, all of the lengthy conversations we had while he would give me a ride home to Dunston Corner. I always held him in the highest regard and the way he handled himself as a coach in real life. He would obviously talk about the three of you, his children, with great pride & joy. He was mentioned frequently by other coachs as a positive and highly respected in every aspect of coaching and life. My God bless you and your families at this time. I will always love and miss Coach Plummer, forever. Sincerely, Dennis A. Phinney

p.s. I don't miss the wind sprints up the hill, Coach....
Dennis Phinney
November 20, 2008
Dear Randy, Julie, and Jenny,

I was so sad to hear about your father. I am in San Diego at the moment and was told of his passing by Chris (who also happens to be here).

Your dad was a terrific guy who will be missed by many, many people. He obviously made positive impacts on the lives of many of his students with his sense of sportsmanship and right vs wrong.

Cherish your times spent with your father, and keep your special memories of him tucked away to share with your children. He will be missed by many.

Love to you all,

Aunt Deanna Foster Becker
Deanna Foster-Becker
November 20, 2008
Jenn, Demo, and The Plummer Family,
I wasn’t one of the fortunate ones to have had Mr. Plummer as a coach or teacher, but he was the teacher I respected the most at SHS. I have many fond memories of him standing outside his classroom with that famous, to me at the time at the age of fourteen seemed like a stern look on his face making sure we all were behaving in the halls. Looking closer, you could see the gleam of a smile in his eyes. The year I was a freshman he was kind enough to let the girls gym class watch the world series with him and the boys gym class. Forty eight years ago that was a big deal. Mr. Plummer, may you rest in peace. “GO REDSKINS”
Donna "Erb" Gallant
November 20, 2008
Randy, Julie and Jennifer,

What GREAT memories I have of growing up and spending time with you. We used to pull into the driveway and in the blink of an eye literally convert your yard into a campgroud - complete with water and electric hookup! What fun we would all have at the beach and I remember having a lobster/clambake in the backyard. YUMMO!
Your dad will be missed as he was loved -- GREATLY. He is at peace now, back on the farm and having the most awesome donuts in the world! I can't think of a more fitting tribute to Dick, than to celebrate his life in the place he loved best. I will be there with you in spirit.
God speed Dick, and God bless you, Randy, Julie & Jen.
Andie McAvoy (Durepo)
November 20, 2008
Thank You for four great years as my soccer coach.
Bill
November 20, 2008
TO ANN, DARRYL AND THE FAMILY OF
"COACH PLUMMER"

OUR THOUGHT'S AND PRAYER'S ARE WITH YOU ALL ON THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND PROVIDE THE STRENGTH YOU NEED TO GET THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

LOVE, JANIE, JEFF & FAMILY
JANIE SNOW
November 20, 2008
Coach Plummer, you were a tremendous teacher, coach and friend. We will miss your life lessons, quick wit, and most of all your sense of humor. The ultimate Redskin, all hail "Chief Plummer". All the best to Julie, Jen, Randy and the rest of the family. He will be sadly missed.
Jason Greenleaf
November 20, 2008
To the Plummer Family-My deepest condolences on your loss. I have many fond memories of Mr. Plummer throughout my high school years and from also working at Ken's Place. I could always expect to see him mowing the lawns at Ken's or coming in for a cold drink. We had this running joke for a couple of years. He always made a comment on my perfume "Eternity". One time he left a note on my car telling me how much he liked it but didnt sign it. So I thought the note was coming from a strange customer. He was quite the jokester. He was a wonderful man and teacher. Again, my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. (Class of "92")
Kristen Hall Grant
November 20, 2008
Dick Plummer.
The perfect example of what a good person should be like!
William Thibeau
November 20, 2008
Julie - Jen - Randy
It is with a heavy heart I write this condolence. Coach Plummer made a significant difference in my life and his ability to get the best out of not just me but all he came in contact with was a Special part of what was so special about your Dad. I know the class of 1965 loved him and will cherish all the memories of such a great man. We all have you in our thoughs and prayers. Coach Plummer was a true REDSKIN!!!
Russell Haigis
November 20, 2008
Our heart felt Condolences go out to you ..Randy, Julie and Jennifer. We remember the good times we always had when Richard was around. Never could have met a nicer person then your Dad and he always fit right in with everybody. Always had a smile , was interested in what was going on in your life, always had a Joke and yes, Loved the YANKEES , which caused quite a Dialogue because we were Red Sox Fans. He will be missed by so many many people and just remember the World was a better place because of your Dad... Father ... Grandfather. You will cherish your many Memories in the days and years to come, but know that your Dad is in Heaven..Love, Harold & Gladys
Harold & Gladys Foster
November 20, 2008
He was a teacher and coach in the truest sense. I enjoyed playing basketball for him. Last season I saw him at a Scarborough basketball game. It was nice to talk to him again. Joe Dacey Class of 1989.
Joe Dacey
November 20, 2008
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Edward Morse
November 20, 2008
My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Plummer family. We all know what a wonderful man he was and what a great influence he was on so many people's lives. He will be deeply missed.
Del Larrabee
November 20, 2008
Randy,Julie,& Jennifer,
I will miss your dad a lot. He and I were like brothers who never missed a chance to kid each other. There will be a void in my life knowing he has passed on.
George & Luann Archer
George Archer
November 20, 2008
Scarborough has lost a dear friend and beloved coach.I remember Dick as a young coach who came to the faculty in the year of the tricentennial,1958.AS the years passed,his contributions to SCarborough's young people grew with the town;he was always part of any program that benefitted kids.Rest in peace,Dick.Martha
Martha Williams
November 20, 2008
Scarborough has lost a great man, in my years at the high school there was always his friendly smile to look forward too in his favorite spot, the gym. He was a true "Redskin", God Speed coach, you will be missed
Brenda Marchant
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