Richard D. Wyckoff Sr., 67: Energetic and charismatic

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WISCASSET — Richard D. Wyckoff Sr., 67, died Feb. 14 at his home.

He was born in Newport, R.I., on Aug. 26, 1944, son of William D. and Ruth F. Wyckoff.

He attended Culver Military Academy and Miami of Ohio University. On July 15, 1967, he married Katherine E. Partridge. He served in the U.S. Navy submarine service during the Vietnam War.

Wyckoff was employed at Maine Yankee, then for many years in instrumentation and controls, and retired as a senior consultant for IBM. As a second career he indulged in his long-held fascination with automobiles by establishing a used car parts division for a local dealer. He expanded and renovated his home doing all plumbing, heating and electrical as well as carpentry. He was always willing to share his wealth of knowledge.

His family and friends will remember him as an energetic and charismatic man.

Wyckoff was predeceased by one of his brothers, Robert D. Wyckoff. He is survived by his wife, Katherine E. Wyckoff, of Wiscassett; son, Richard D. Wyckoff Jr. of Los Angeles; daughter, Elizabeth Bouinachova and her husband, Ivan, of Lake Arrowhead, Calif.; brothers, William R. Wyckoff of Anthem, Ariz., and Jonathan W. Wyckoff and his wife, JoAnn, of Portsmouth, N.H.; grandson, Nikolas William Bouinachova; and many nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at a later date.

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