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Richard L. Main

May 29, 2022

Richard L. MainRichard L. "Dick" Main, 85, Sulphur Springs passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at Samaritan Medical Center.

He was born on November 27, 1936 to Lester and Nettie (Cobb) Main. and graduated from Sackets Harbor High School in 1955. He worked as a skilled hydraulics assembler for Sicard Industries until he retired in 1991.

Dick belonged to the Sacket Harbor Masonic Lodge #135 F&AM for over 60 years and had served as a Past Master. He was a member of the Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Dept. #2 and the Watertown Eagles Aerie #782. He was a member and president of the Sulphur Springs Cemetery Association for over 50 years.

Dick had a passion for bowling. He was a member of American Bowling Congress (ABC) and U. S. Bowling Congress (USBC) for many years. He was an accomplished bowler and had belonged to various men's leagues, including the Masonic Men's League. Dick had bowled a perfect 300 game and also a 298 game. He was a Watertown 700 club member and had been inducted into the Watertown 700 Club Hall of Fame. Dick and his life partner, Ann Jane C. Heard, were the only couple to bowl all 49 years as "The Elephants" in the Jungle Co-Ed League. For numerous years, they held positions as league officers and promoted the sport of bowling.

Since 1984 Dick worked tirelessly with Ann Jane in her ceramics business, known as A & D Ceramics. The couple participated in numerous craft shows and enjoyed meeting fellow crafters. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, and traveling to Europe.

He is survived by his life partner, Ann Jane C. Heard. A sister Betty Main and brother William Main also survive him. He was predeceased by his parents.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Sunday, June 5, from 2 - 4 PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 6, at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Fr. Frank Natale, MSC presiding. Burial in Sulphur Springs Cemetery will follow the mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick's name may be made to Sulphur Springs Cemetery Assoc., c/o William Main, 18692 County Rt. 66, Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#5 Michele Glover 2022-06-03 23:07
I am so sorry to hear of Dicks passing. I will miss chatting with him in the shop. Such a kind man.
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#4 Sanford Brass 2022-06-02 16:01
So sorry to hear about Dick. Norma and I are sending our prayers and Hugs to Betty and Bill.
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#3 Elaine Whitehead 2022-06-02 15:40
Ann Jane and Dick's family,
Elaine and I are so sad to hear of Dick's passing. We always enjoyed stopping by when we were home to catch up. Hazel and Herb are likely chatting it up with Dick right now.
We understand your sorrow but hope that happy remembrance eases the pain.
All the best,

Elaine and Mike
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#2 Tina Thorp 2022-06-02 13:44
Will certainly miss my friend Dick. We would have conversation about the farm, Hounsfield, one room schools and Mills that were in the area. Little family history. Was knowledgeable about so many things. Really enjoyed spending time with him and Ann Jane. He was very particular of his craft. Will miss his smile and will cherish the memories. Tina Thorp
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#1 george endres 2022-06-02 07:17
im so sorry to hear of dicks passing i have many fond memories of bowling with him and ann rip dick
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