SCARBOROUGH — Frederick Lee Staples II, 56, of Scarborough, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 18, at his home.

He was born May 17, 1961, in Lewiston, a son of Arnold E. and Margaret Mary (Healy) Staples, and was educated there. Fred received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maine at Orono and went to work with IBM in Essex Junction, Vt.

He then studied at Quinnipiac University, receiving his physician’s assistant degree. He practiced in Randolph, Vt., at the Gifford Medical Center before coming to Maine and working at Southern Maine Health Care.

On Aug. 22, 2017, he married Donna Larochelle Gelinas, in Southport.

Fred had played baseball at UMO and had gone with the Black Bears to play in the College World Series. He enjoyed reading, sports, watching sci-fi movies with his sons, woodworking and traveling with his wife.

He is survived by his wife, Donna, of Scarborough; two sons, Daniel and Joseph Staples, of Burlington, Vt.; his mother, Margaret Staples, of So. Paris; two stepsons, Justin Gelinas and his wife, Airelle, of Hermon, Bryan Gelinas of Biddeford; two sisters, Kelly Langbehn of Norway, Christine Staples of Norway; one niece, Christa Langbehn; and two nephews, Carl Langbehn and Shea Staples.

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