Daniel Remian, obituary
CUSHING - Daniel Remian, beloved husband of Martha Marchut, passed away at his home, following an extended illness, Tuesday, August 7, 2018, with his wife by his side.
Dan was born on May 12, 1939 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, son of John and Nellie Szczygiel Remian, the oldest of eight children.
Dan was educated in electrical engineering at Northeastern University and took graduate and professional courses at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and University of West Virginia. He worked for many years at Honeywell, rising to the level of Senior Project Consultant before eventually starting his own firm, C D Engineering, specializing in cathodic protection of bridges and gas lines. At the time of his death, he was actively consulting with the Department of Transportation of the State of New Hampshire.
Throughout his life, Dan believed in the importance of community service and he was active on a multitude of committees and boards, both public and private. He earned his pilot’s license while in his teens and was active in the Civil Air Patrol. As an adult in Massachusetts, he served on the Westboro Airport Commission, the Westboro Land Use Committee, and the Westboro School Building Committee. In Connecticut, he served on the Putnam Inland Wetlands Commission, the Putnam Zoning Commission, and the Putnam Baptist Homes Board of Directors. He was active in the Catholic Church, serving on the Parish Committee, the National Church Mission Commission, the National Church Administration Commission, and the Diocesan Council in Massachusetts.
Dan and Martha moved to Cushing, Maine in 2000 where he was Project Manager at Broad Bay Electric. He continued giving back to the community, serving as Treasurer of the Cushing Historical Society and Chair of the Cushing Planning Board and the Cushing Board of Assessors. He was a past Chair of the Cushing Republican Party and served as a delegate to the Republican State Convention numerous times.
Although not born in Maine, Dan loved the state and all that it embodies. He fought relentlessly for a fair and intelligent assessment of the costs and benefits of defacing Maine’s mountains with massive wind energy projects. He loved fixing equipment at his “farm” and spending time at his camp on Lower Sysladobsis as well as boating, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, and exploring throughout the state.
Dan is survived by his wife, Martha; three children, Daniel Remian of Westboro, Massachusetts, Sandra Taylor of Athens, Maine, and Jon Remian of Corinth, Maine; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings, Dorothy Remian of Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, David Remian of Quinebaug, Connecticut, Christina Laurens and her husband Albert of Lewisville, Texas, Cynthia Taylor of Southbridge, Massachusetts, Claudia Hunt and her husband Peter of Whitam-Essex, England, and Deborah Patrowicz and her husband Michael of Dudley, Massachusetts; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews; as well as Martha’s sons, Ted Marchut of San Marcos, Texas and Jamie Marchut and his wife Carla and their two daughters of Markleeville, California. He was predeceased by a sister, Sylvia, who died in infancy and by his parents.
Family and friends are invited to visit from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 16, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland. A reception will follow at 104 Limerock, the Funeral Home’s reception facility.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02285; or Massachusetts General Hospital, Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114.
To share a memory or condolence with Dan’s family, please visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.