HANCOCK — Dewey W. Gatcomb, 74, died peacefully Feb. 28, 2015, of natural causes with his loving wife by his side. He was born in Hancock, Aug. 25, 1940, the son of Rose Mary (Martin) Kief and Austin H. Gatcomb.
He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather. He was proud of his children’s successes and strong work ethics, which he undoubtedly instilled. He loved time spent with his family. He was an avid hunter and loved fishing. He also loved cutting wood and working at his mill; he was an excellent master carpenter. Dewey was a warm, hardworking, generous man, loved and admired by all.
Dewey is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Marsha J. (Warford) Gatcomb; mother, Rose Mary Kief: sons, Dewayne Gatcomb and fiancée Nancy of Ellsworth, Kenneth R. Gatcomb and wife Wanda of Hancock; daughters, Jacqueline Gatcomb and fiancé Mike Keene of Bar Harbor, Jill Gatcomb Grant and husband Gary, Julianne Rodick and husband, Alfred; grandchildren, Nicholas Gatcomb and fiancée Erika Briggs, Christine Seavey Crowley and husband Donnie, Taylor Rodick and Tanner Kwasnik, Sam R. Gatcomb and Lydia Gatcomb; great-grandchildren, Destiny Gatcomb, Ian Gatcomb, and Bryleigh Gatcomb, of Hancock; siblings, Kenneth T. Gatcomb and wife Marcia, Pamela (Kief) Saffell, Gerald S. Kief Jr. and partner Tassie, Marjorie (Kief) Dyer Butler and husband, Ernie, David Kief and wife, Lynn, Mary (Kief) Card and husband, Malcolm, Kathy (Kief) Carter and husband, Richard, Timothy Kief and wife, Christina, Paula (Gatcomb) MacFarland and husband, Jim, George Gatcomb and wife, Maria, Frieda Gatcomb, and Brenda Gatcomb. He was predeceased by his father, Austin; stepmother, Dorothy; stepfather, Gerald Kief, Sr.; daughter, Jean Anne; and sister, Angela.
A celebration of Dewey’s life will be held 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 8, at the Sullivan Recreation Center, 1776 U.S. Highway 1, Sullivan, ME 04664.
Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth.
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.