1924 – 2015

AUBURN — Richard W. Ham, 91, of Auburn, died on Friday, May 8, at Clover Manor.

He was born on Feb. 19, 1924, in Harrisburg, Pa., and was adopted by the late William F. and Suzanne (Mulford) Ham. He attended St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., and summered in Turner. He went on to attend Farmington State Teachers College.

He served his country proudly as a member of the U.S. Army during World War II. Upon returning from Germany, Dick married Marion Norman and they settled in Turner.

He spent his working days doing several different jobs, including a farmer, a die cutter, a teacher and Maine guide.

Dick’s greatest joys in life were spending summers at his camp at Big Indian Pond and the time spent with his many canine companions.

He is survived by his former wives, Marion N. Ham of Yarmouth, and Joyce Ham of South Paris; his three daughters, Vicki Delaski of Silver Cliff, Wisc., Kim Ham and Terri Ham, both of Turner; and his son, Robert Ham of Auburn. He also leaves four grandchildren, Johanna Richmond of Greene, Peter Richmond of Phillips, Kristina Delaski of Chicago, and Anthony Delaski of Covington, Ky.; two great-grandchildren, Erin Watts of Hanahan, S.C. and Abigail Webster-Delaski of Covington, Ky.; and two great-great-grandchildren, Eli Montieth and Lucas Anderson, both of Hanahan, S.C. He was also the father of the late Roberta Richmond and the brother of the late Patten Ham.

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Dick’s guest book and to leave memories and condolences for the family.

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