Gary W. Dicker

November 2, 1954May 4, 2019

Gary Wayne Dicker, 64, passed away suddenly at home on May 4, 2019. Gary was one of the lucky ones; born to two loving parents, Wayne E. and Donna M. Dicker from small town Lee, Maine in the Penobscot region.

For the last 17 years, Gary shared his life with Donna MacClean, who was his loving companion and best friend.

As a child, Gary grew up surrounded by a wonderful extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. He often shared memories of their times together, especially at Madagascal Pond and Portland Harbor.

Gary was also fortunate enough to attend Lee Academy where he was President of his class and captain of the Soccer, Basketball, and Track teams. Upon graduating Lee Academy with Honors in 1973, Gary literally tossed his guitar into his 1970’s muscle car and headed out of the woods into southern New England.

Music was a huge part of Gary’s life. His grandfather played banjo, his mother played guitar with a recorded band in the Bangor area, and Gary’s brother, Kenny, also a guitarist, played with Gary in a band while attending Lee Academy.

He was a self-taught professional photographer which extended into an interest in astrophotography and astronomy. Gary was a press photographer for local newspapers, shot for Mopar Magazines and weddings, taught photography classes, and was a member of the Quinebaug Valley Photo Club.

Gary’s self-employment continued with him buying and selling vintage cameras and antiques. His greatest passion the last few years was as a dedicated member of the popular band Thunderhook, located in the Southern NH/VT area. He enjoyed every moment practicing and gigging with his band members and his spirit will always be with them, as he will forever be with those that loved and knew him.

Gary loved attending the annual Stellafane Telescope Convention located in Springfield, VT for the last 30 years. Many of those years he attended with his children, where they made memories viewing our most beautiful universe.

He is survived by his mother, Donna Dicker; his brother Kennard Dicker; his sons, Travis Dicker and wife Laura and Adrian McComb; his daughter Shannon Dicker and fiancé Michael Note; his sweetheart Donna MacClean and her children Heather and her companion Tod Davis, Kyle McArthur and wife Sabrina, and Caolan McArthur; and grandchildren, Andrew, Seth, Samantha, Sophia, and Dorian.

A celebration of Gary’s life will be held Saturday, June 1, from 1-4pm at VFW, 40 Black Mountain Rd, Brattleboro, VT.

In lieu of flowers, Gary’s children would like to place a memorial marker at Stellafane. Please send donations to: Shannon Dicker, PO Box 373, Hinsdale, NH 03451.

Gary was a loving, caring, gentle, spiritual being and will always be shining among the stars.


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Pamela Madore

May 12, 2019

Just last summer I saw Gary in Lincoln. We hadn’t seen each other in years and truth be told I didn’t recognize him! But when we started sharing memories as town kids in Lee and Lee Academy it all came back. Gary was a kind loving person and I remember he was always working on a project. Condolences to his family. He will be missed.

Belinda Curtis & Albert Raymond

May 11, 2019

We met Gary while he was attending Lee Academy. He and his brother Kenny, along with David Ballard and Dennis Pickering were together in a band back then. They played at our wedding reception. We are sad to hear of his passing and send our condolences to all his Family and Friends.