ORRINGTON – Richard Ernest Doll, 60, died July 8, 2012, of a probable heart attack, at his home. He was born Feb. 21, 1952, in Rahway, N.J., son of Edwin J. and Mary E. (Dodd) Doll.
After graduating from Central High, East Corinth, in 1970, Rick worked at Frank’s Bakery, Bangor, for more than 18 years. Since then he had been a custodian at University of Maine, Orono for more than 20 years. He married Doris J. Ketch, April 16, 1994, and they settled in a wonderful neighborhood in Orrington. Rick enjoyed his sports; football, baseball, NASCAR and wrestling. Many people called him the weatherman since he always watched the weather on every channel. Rick’s favorite holiday was Christmas and he was known for his huge Santa collection. Each year he would start decorating the house at least two months before Christmas. Ricky’s family and extended family were very important to him.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Randy; and sister, Elaine. Surviving, in addition to his wife, Doris (Ketch) Doll of Orrington, are one sister, Bernie Oster and husband, Dan; nephews, Chris Oster and Gabriel Winn, all of Stetson; one brother, David Doll of Mississippi; father-in-law, Herbert Ketch, whom he called "Dad," of Woodland, Aroostook County; four sisters-in-law, Donna St. Pierre and husband, David, of Texas, Doreen Campbell of Florida, Diane Hopkins and husband, Jefferson, of Orrington, Deborah Tardy and husband, Harold, of Woodland, Aroostook County; one brother-in-law, Darrell Ketch and wife, Gael, of Standish; and aunts, Marge Amadon of Hollis, N.H., and Arlene West of Portland. The family says a special thank you to their neighborhood friends for their generosity and willing hand.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, July 12, with pastor Scott McPhedran, pastor of Columbia Street Baptist Church, Bangor, and Rick’s nephew, the Rev. Jonathan A. Susee, pastor of LaCrosse Baptist Church, LaCrosse, Va., officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments immediately after the service Thursday at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor. Interment will be at Clark’s Hill Cemetery, Stetson. Those who wish to remember Rick in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Columbia Street Baptist Church, 63 Columbia St., Bangor, ME 04401, for the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen; or Penobscot Area Special Olympics, care of Bernie Oster, 595 Village Road, Stetson, ME 04488. Condolences to the family may be expressed at