Richard D. (Del) Cram - age: 66
(May 31, 1950 to August 13, 2016
A celebration of Del’s life will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at the family’s campsite on Parker Pond in Casco starting at 2p.m. For directions and parking information, please visit:
rememberingdel.weebly.com. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Del’s name to the Hollis Rec. Department, 34 Town Farm Rd., Hollis, ME 04042.
HOLLIS - Richard D. (Del) Cram, 66, passed away unexpectedly August 13, 2016, at his home in Hollis, ME. He was born, May 31, 1950, in Portland, ME, son of the late Richard A. and Marilyn L. (Hanscom) Cram.
Del was raised in Casco, ME with his younger brother, Fred. An avid athlete, Del played baseball, participated in cross-country, and played center on his school’s basketball team. As a senior at Casco High School in 1968, Del helped lead the Casco Loggers to the state championship. In addition, Del acted in the senior play, The Ghosts Go West, participating in its revival for Casco’s sesquicentennial in 1990.
After graduation, Del attended SMVTI, where he continued to play basketball while studying heating and air conditioning, earning an Associate’s Degree in 1970. In 1971, Del married Trina Crozier. They built a home together with their three children in Hollis, ME. Del worked for over 30 years as an oil technician, finishing his career on the custodial staff at the University of Southern Maine.
In his spare time, Del dedicated many hours to community service. He coached youth sports for more than thirty years at Hollis Rec, and he was a member of both the Town of Hollis Appeals Board and the volunteer fire department in South Hollis.
Del enjoyed hunting and fishing, often embarking on annual trips to the Allagash each summer. Del also looked forward to playing horseshoes every Wednesday night and to his trips with the “Over the Hill Gang,” a group of longtime friends who gathered together each August.
Del took a lot of pride in his vegetable gardens, but his true joy was in entertaining his grandchildren, driving them around the yard on his custom John Deere.
Del is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Trina; son Shawn of Waterboro; son Donovan of Hollis and grandson Hunter of North Yarmouth; daughter Kimberly and her husband James Dougherty and granddaughter Molly of North Carolina; brother Fred of Naples; and a loving extended family. Del will also be missed by many others close to him, including the Hendrix family, James and Barbie Whitten, and the Benoit family.