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Thursday, May 1, 2014

NEA/DL Capt. Raymond A. Remick Jr.

NEA/DL Capt. Raymond A. Remick Jr., son of NEA Capt. Raymond A. Remick Sr.
June 12, 1938 ~ April 24, 2014

News has reached us that retired NEA/DL pilot Captain Raymond Arthur ‘Sonny’ Remick Jr. has passed away after a brief illness.  Captain Remick Jr. joined Northeast Airlines 10-04-1965 and was based BOS.  Services for Captain Remick are scheduled for this Saturday, May 3rd from 2:00pm - 4:00pm , at the Hall Funeral Home, Thomaston ME.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.hallfuneralhomes.com/thomaston.html 


Obituary:   Raymond A. Remick Jr.

Raymond A. Remick Jr., 75, of Monhegan Island, known as 'Sonny,' died on April 24, 2014, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center after a brief illness.
Ray lived for many years in Rhode Island as a pilot for Northeast and then Delta Airlines. He also owned and ran Masthead Marina with the Forty Fathom Lounge in Warwick, R.I., from 1969 to 1984. From then until his passing, he was involved with many business ventures in Maine, including Central Monhegan Power, several restaurants, and most recently running the M/V Monhegan in Rockland Harbor.
He is survived by his daughter, Kinda Remick Priestley of East Greenwich, R.I.; and four grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, May 3, at Hall Funeral Home, 78 Main St., Thomaston. Inquires may be made to 207-354-6475. A burial service will be held on Monhegan Island in the summer.
.Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on May 1, 2014
Read more about Ray Remick’s  vessel the M/V Monhegan  at  
................Capt. Remick and his vessel have become well known to the coast since he renovated the former Maine State ferry William S. Silsby, originally built in 1959. ....................Captain Ray Remick, mariner, solicitous host, and entrepreneur, comes originally from the island for which the Monhegan is named. The unconventional nature of this latest venture of his comes as no surprise to people familiar with his earlier careers. He has been a rodeo trick rider in the old Boston Garden performing with the likes of Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and Jock Mahoney. He was billed as Dusty Remick from Centennial Butte, Wyoming.  He has served in the Air Force and, like his father, flew as a pilot for Northeast Airlines working his way up from flight engineer. Northeast by no means confined itself to this part of the country and Remick flew regularly to St. Louis, Chicago, Las Vegas, and California. He retired at about the time the company, created by the Boston and Maine Railroad, merged with Delta in the ’90s.  While still flying, he built, owned, and operated the Masthead Marina in Warwick, Rhode Island. The business occupied 22 acres, offered 660 slips, indoor storage for 30 boats, and provided a ship’s store and restaurant for its customers. It even had its own Coast Guard Flotilla. Remick notes that although his operation was tiny by Florida standards, it provided more facilities than the present marinas of Rockland, Camden, and Rockport combined. He sold the business in 1987 and eventually returned to the midcoast............................
From: JON J MAYNARD    Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2014 11:42 AM
Subject: Passing of Captain Raymond A. Remick Jr. NEA/DL Retired BOS

Raymond A.Remick Jr.was hired by Northeast on 10/04/1965 and retired with Delta.  His father, Raymond A. Remick (1916-1991) was hired by Northeast on 07/20/1942 and appears to have retired before the Delta Merger.

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