FREEPORT — Richard C. Weirich, 72, passed away in his home, Saturday, June 10, in Freeport.

Born August 23, 1944, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, he was a dedicated educator for 48 years until his retirement from South Portland High School in 2015. He earned his Doctor of Education in Science Education from the University of Maine in Orono and was a recipient of the 1987 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. He was a devoted husband and father, beloved by his wife and two children. He found joy in gardening, reading, traveling and surrounding himself with loved ones.

He is survived by his mother, Eleanor Weirich of Palmyra, Pa.; his brother, Robert N. Weirich (Margaret) of Portage, Mich.; his sister, Elaine Weirich of State College, Pa.; his wife, Jane Weirich of Freeport; and two children, Sarah Weirich of Columbia, Md., and Joshua Weirich of Baltimore, Md.; as well as nieces, nephews, grandnephews and in-laws.

He was predeceased by his father, Robert H. Weirich. 

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