OLD TOWN — Richard “Dick” J. Kochis, 81, passed away peacefully Feb. 8, at his residence after a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Lisbon Falls, Jan. 7, 1930, the son of John H. and Elizabeth (Margitan) Kochis.

Dick graduated from Lisbon High School, Class of 1948. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force for a three year period ending in 1951. Dick graduated from the University of Connecticut, where he earned a degree in pharmacy.

He worked his entire career as a pharmacist. Dick first owned and operated State Street Drug in Bangor for three years, and then worked at Liggett’s Rexall Drug Store for the next 23 years.

Finally, he settled into the role of owner and operator of the Medicine Shoppe on Hammond Street until he retired. Dick enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening.

He was an avid fan of the Red Sox and the Patriots. He enjoyed following the UCONN men’s and women’s basketball and the men’s football team as well. He also enjoyed attending the University of Maine sporting events with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Joanne (McDermott) Kochis; sons, Alan Kochis and wife, Janet, of Brewer, Timothy Kochis and wife, April, of Greenfield and Daniel Kochis of Newburgh; a daughter, Kara Kochis Boyington of Bradley; a special daughter-in-law, Kristi Kochis of Old Town; a sister, Mary Prucker of Virginia; grandchildren, Jeremy, Josh, Chelsey, Zakary, and Cody Kochis, Grace and Skye Boyington; and several nieces and nephews.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingSmith.com.

Guest Book