Arlie M. Dash, 82

Arlie Dash

Arlie Dash

SOUTH PARIS — Arlie M. Dash, 82, of Naples and formerly of Beverly, Mass., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at the Maine Veterans’ Home due to late stage Alzheimer’s disease. He was the husband of Mary C. (Hull) Dash.

He was born in Salem, Mass., on Nov. 9, 1932, a son of the late William and Elizabeth (MacMillan) Dash. He attended local schools, graduating with honors and athletic achievements from Salem High School.

Arlie enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard following his graduation and served his country for twenty-three years, retiring in 1973 as a Master Chief Petty Officer, the highest rank for a noncommissioned officer. After being retired for three months, the mighty blue sea beckoned him to ride her waves again — he joined the Merchant Marines and sailed on the U.S. Vincent for the next fifteen years.

A quiet man, Arlie enjoyed simple things. He built, with his own hands, his entire home from the ground up. He also enjoyed his flower gardens as well as photography, belonging to the Portland Maine Photography Club. He spent over forty years breeding Irish Setters. “McDerry,” his kennel, was an asset in the various American Kennel Clubs. Arlie won quite a few awards in show over the years, as well as holding many different chairs in various clubs. His greatest pleasure, however, was the time he spent with his family.

Besides his wife of 62 years, he is survived by his four children, Susan Humphrey of Naples, Deborah Lavery of Standish, Laurie Dash of Naples, and Glenn Dash of Old Orchard Beach; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. He also leaves two brothers, William Dash and his wife Jeanette of Danvers, Mass., and Douglas Dash of Salem, Mass.; and a sister Elaine Reardon and her husband Charles of Salem, Mass.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Road, Casco, Maine, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, 383 U.S. Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Arlie’s guestbook and leave memories and condolences for the family.

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