Richard Brett Maines, Sr.
December 26, 1945- October 19, 2016
Richard Brett Maines Sr., 70, of Lusby, MD, previously Crofton and Oxon Hill, MD, died October 19, 2016 at Burnett-Calvert Hospice House. Ever the perfectionist, he denied death the first time and then spent the next three years trying to get it right.
Richard was born in Washington, DC on December 26, 1945 and was married to Joyce Jane Herklotz on March 15, 1968; they were married 48 years.
Richard was a Journeyman Electrician for I.B.E.W #26, proudly mentoring countless apprentices over the course of his career. He was quite fond of seafood, and spending time with his family and friends. He was always the last one to leave the party. He was a devoted Husband, Father, Uncle, Brother and Friend to so many. He was proud to call himself a diehard Redskins fan and only mildly displeased that his son loved the Cowboys. The words of Mat Johnson best describe his relationship with his loving daughter: “A man’s daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world.”
In addition to numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly, Richard is survived by his wife, Joyce Maines; his children, Richard Maines, Jr. and Carla Maines; grandchildren, Sydney Maines and Jackson Maines; his siblings, David Henry Maines (Janice), Robert James Maines, Judith Mae Voorhies (Frank), Joseph Nathaniel Maines, Clara Cylinda Meinhardt (Walter), and Mary Faye Melhfelt (Ricky). Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Merle David Maines and Mary Elizabeth Maines; and his siblings, Marilyn Jane Delgado, John Thomas Maines, Merle Dean Maines and Ronald Cleveland Maines.
In addition to a donation, Richard asks that you do an unsolicited act of kindness for a complete stranger in his name.
Saturday, October 22, 2016