PARKMAN – Richard A. Elderkin Sr., 73, died Feb. 11, 2010, at his home. He was born Nov. 14, 1936, in Cambridge, the son of Maynard and Winona (Austin) Elderkin. He served in the U.S. Army and worked for Pride Manufacturing for 36 years, until his retirement in 1998. He was a very giving man who loved life and his projects. He loved all sports, including baseball, basketball and football, and enjoyed the outdoors, especially four-wheeling and ice fishing. He is survived by his wife, Winnie (Moulton) Elderkin of Parkman; two daughters, Judith Howard of Augusta and Debby Willis and her husband, Jerry, of Gardiner; a son, Mike Elderkin and his wife, Gerri, of Abbot; five grandsons, Kurt Howard, Craig Howard, Roy Trice, Dylan Elderkin and Jeremy Elderkin; two great-grandchildren, Sicily Howard and Warren Richard Elderkin; two brothers, Galen Elderkin and his wife, Debbie, of Sangerville and David Elderkin and his wife, Cathy, of Parkman; five sisters, Carolyn Bickmore and her husband, David, of Arizona, Patricia Johnson and her husband, Kenneth, of Parkman, Joyce Drinkwater and her husband, Robert, of Ripley, Linda Brown of Arizona and Pamela Knight and her husband, Larry, of St. Albans; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Richard “Butch” Elderkin Jr. in 1995. At his request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice, Community Health and Counseling Services, 1093 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.