Donald Duym

Posted April 15, 2013, at 9:54 p.m.

BLUE HILL – Don passed away peacefully Thursday night, April 11, 2013, at Courtland Rehabilitation and Living Center, Ellsworth. He was born June 24, 1922, in Union City, N.J., to John and Matie (Teets) Duym.

Don grew up in Cliffside, N.J., until completion of aircraft school at the Aeronautical Academy, 1942. He then moved to Houlton as a mechanic for Air Transport Command. He continued to work in Maine, first for Northeast Airlines and then Delta Airlines until his retirement in 1981. He married Margaret Brindley and had three sons John “Rusty,” Howard and Thomas. The family moved to Blue Hill, Margaret’s birthplace, in 1959. From a passion for boating, Don founded Blue Hill Yacht Sales on property next to Seaside Cemetery in 1968. He sold the business and property in 1989 and lived at Parker Ridge Retirement Community until 2011. In addition to his long career in the airline industry, Don was a honorary member of the Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club and a former deacon of First Baptist Church of Blue Hill.

He is survived by a brother, Wade Duym; and sons, Howard E. Duym and partner, Viola G. Brown and Thomas H. and wife, Amy F. Duym; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret; and son, Rusty.

Visiting hours will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Jordan-Fernald, 141 South St., Blue Hill. He will be interred at Seaside Cemetery overlooking his former business and home. Gifts in Donald’s memory may be made to the youth sailing program of Kollegewidgwok Sailing Education Association, P.O. Box 368, Blue Hill, ME 04614. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

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