AUBURN – Richard W. Kierklewski, 74, of Harlow Hill Road, Turner, died late Friday, Feb. 20, at Clover Manor Nursing Home in Auburn following a long illness.

He was born Aug. 8, 1934, in New Bedford, Mass., the son of Louis C. and Alice (Sadowska) Kierklewski. He attended school in New Bedford, Mass.

In 1954, Richard entered the U.S. Army and served as a heavy auto mechanic.

Richard worked for Wade and Dunton and later as carpenter for Delar Home Improvement, both of Lewiston.

On Sept. 3, 1960, in Livermore, he married Janice Bryant. They later divorced.

Richard was very proud of his Polish heritage.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, camping, making model airplanes and cars. He also enjoyed his cat, Ralph, who was his faithful companion. Richard was a devoted father and grandfather.

He is survived by his son, Duane Kierklewski and his wife, Alice, of Buckfield; two daughters, Terry Foss and her husband, Rick, of Buckfield, and Holly Cloutier and her husband, Jim, of Greene; three grandchildren, Dylan Kierklewski, Hunter Foss and Jenessia Cloutier; his brother, Edward Kierklewski and his wife, Anne, of Pflugerville, Texas, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; and his brother, Louis Kirklewski.

The family would like to thank the staff at Clover Manor, Side 4, for the wonderful care they gave to Richard and his family.

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