Richard H. Capen Sr., 82

NAPLES — Richard H. Capen Sr., 82, of Naples died on Thursday, May 30, 2013 in Auburn.

He was born in Portland, on April 15, 1931 the son of the late William and Alice (Nash) Marsh Capen Sr.

Following his education, he enlisted into the U.S. Marines and served his country during the Korean Conflict. Once honorably discharged, he became an 18-wheel truck driver for McCarthy Transportation in Portland for many years before retiring from Sanborn Express of Scarborough in 1984.

During his retirement, he enjoyed woodworking, country music, dancing, camping, flying and most of all he was an avid sportsman.

He shared 56 years of marriage with his true love, the late Barbara (Brown) Capen who died in 2008.

Family members include his children, Pamela Scroughan, Linda Bushey, Debra Sawyer, Richard H. Capen Jr. and Ruth Pease; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by two brothers, William and Harold, and three sisters, Jeannie, Ruth and Ellen Jane; and several nieces, nephews; and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a grandson.

A time of visitation was held on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the Old Robie School, 668 Gray Road, Route 202, Gorham. During that time, a celebration of life was held at 6 p.m. For online condolences, please visit

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Maine Children’s Cancer Program Development Department, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04102.

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