AMHERST, N.H. — Richard Judd “Juddie” Brockway passed away peacefully at home on June 8, 2022,
following several years of graciously and humorously dealing with leukemia. Richard’s quiet humor was
one of the many aspects of his personality that gave his wife, extended family, and friends hilarious and
comforting moments with him through the years.

He was born March 16, 1938, in Bangor, the son of Philip J. and Muriel Freeman Brockway.

Growing up on Forest Avenue in Orono, Richard and his twin sister were one of five sets of twins in that
neighborhood. There were many friends who played all sorts of games together from Monopoly to
football to basketball in the Biscoes’ barn.

Richard graduated from Orono High School in 1956 and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in
mechanical engineering at the University of Maine and his master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 2003 the University of Maine inducted Richard into the Francis Crowe Society as a Distinguished Engineer. It was a special honor as only a handful of people are inducted each year.

Richard married the love of his life, Margaret Murch, on Aug. 29, 1959. Together they enjoyed home and garden projects in both their Amherst home and their summer home at Bayside/Northport. Richard
also was very crafty, creating items including ship models, clocks, bird houses and miniature buildings
and furniture. As Richard was resting comfortably at home in his last days, he could look out upon the
beautiful gardens that they had planned and planted together. And he enjoyed watching the bluebirds
that were nesting in the house he had crafted for them.

Richard is survived by his wife Margaret Ann Brockway, sisters Elizabeth Brockway Nevers and twin
Pamelia Brockway Adams. He was predeceased by his parents.

For many years Richard was employed by Sanders Associates. When asked by his mother what he did
for work, he informed her that he could not say due to the secrets he held. She was quite surprised and
did not ask again.

Richard was involved in mentoring high school students in the First Robotics program, instructing and
encouraging students with design, programming and building robots.

Being part of the Bayside community in Northport for over 65 years provided a sense of community and
friendship for Richard. Those who were privileged to receive one of his famous miniatures can attest to
his talent and humility. He was known to surprise friends at Bayside with a mini replica of their house
that can be seen mounted on many of the cottages.

A reception to open the Bayside Arts exhibit of Dick Brockway’s cottage models and to honor his work
will be held at Community Hall, Bayside, on Aug. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Those who wish to remember Richard in a special way, may make gifts in his memory to The Northport
Food Pantry, P.O. Box 27, Lincolnville, ME 04849.

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