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Wayne McNickles

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Wayne L. McNickles 1947 - 2015

Wayne L. McNickles, 67, of Gardiner, Maine, died on August 2, 2015 at Glenridge. He was born on Nov. 4, 1947 in South Gate, CA.

Wayne graduated from Venice High School in 1965 and then went on to work at Hughes Aircraft as a machinist. He worked his way up to Engineer, working on the Stealth Bomber and other secret projects.

He married Linda Boston on Feb. 18, 1967 and they raised two sons in Culver City, CA. While traveling on vacation in Maine, he fell in love with the state and retired there in 1998. He took much pride in finishing his home and building a gazebo and carport. Wayne also worked as a substitute teacher in Gardiner and Hall-Dale School Districts and was called "The Best" substitute. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, on and off road motorcycle riding, and traveling.
Wayne is survived by his beloved wife Linda; sons Geoffrey and wife Karie, Christopher and wife Lorna, brother John McNickles and wife, sisters Carol Sommars and husband, Laurel Cockbill and husband, brother-in-law Jim Call, grandchildren Juliann MacNicoll, Sarah-Paige McNickles, Jason McNickles, Geoffrey Connor McNickles, Tyler McNickles, Jessica McNickles and many nieces, nephews, and cousins in Maine and California. He was predeceased by his parents Dallas and Lola Mae McNickles.

Family and friends are invited to a gathering to celebrate Wayne's life on Saturday, August 15, at noon, at 73 Hundred Acre Wood Road in Gardiner, Maine. For more information call 207-592-0230. Condolences may be expressed at FuneralAlternatives.net and dailybreeze.com/obits

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wayne's memory to the .
Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 7, 2015
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