Charles D. Dickey Jr.

January 15, 1918December 9, 2012

Scarborough, ME- Charles D. Dickey, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Scarborough, Maine on December 9, 2012. He was 94. Charley was a graduate of St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH and Yale University, Class of 1940. After college, he worked briefly for J.P. Morgan and as a special agent for the FBI before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps in WWII. He was a veteran of the 5th Marine Division and served in the Battle of Iwo Jima and in the occupation of Japan. Following the war, he joined the Scott Paper Company as a salesman. After numerous positions, including time as President of British Columbia Forest Products, he became Chairman and CEO of Scott Paper in 1971, and held that position for 11 years before retirement. He was a director of General Electric, J.P. Morgan and Cigna. He served as Chairman of the Smithsonian National Board. In addition, he worked tirelessly for numerous civic organizations. He received an honorary LL.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987.

Friends and family were enormously important to Charley, and he had a gift for staying connected throughout his life to the many whose lives touched his. He was an avid fly fisherman, beekeeper and reader of history. He thrived in Maine at "Soundings" his summer home on Mt. Desert Is. where afternoon sails on Tyee were the order of the day. He was the product of a past that valued personal relationships, hard work, humility and integrity.

He is survived by Helen (“Rogie”), his beloved wife of 65 years. He was the adoring father of five children: Charley Dickey and his wife Sheila of Seattle, WA; Heidi Fitz and her husband David of Cumberland, ME; Sylvia Whitman and her husband Gordon of Weston, MA; Catherine Dickey and her husband Peter Smith of Dedham, MA; and Rob Dickey and his wife Deborah of West Newton, MA. He was the proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren, a step-grandson, and a great-grandson. He is also survived by his brother Whit Dickey of Lebanon, NH and his sisters, Mary Lindsay, of Cold Spring Harbor, NY, and Cathy Dickey of Princeton, NJ.

A celebration of Charley's life will be held on Monday, December 17th at 11:00am at St. Alban's Church, 885 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME. Arrangements are under the care of Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. Portland.

In lieu of flowers, you may donate in Charley’s name to the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201, Topsham, ME 04086, or the Good Shepard Food Bank, 111 Pine Tree Industrial Parkway, Portland, ME 04102.


  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, December 17, 2012

Charles D. Dickey Jr.

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Sally Fridy (née McCawley

March 21, 2013

Old family friend

Charles & Nancy Hatfield

January 3, 2013

Charlie had an uncomplicated understanding of what it meant to be a gentleman, and all who knew him admired his many qualities.

J. Walter Hayes

December 25, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Alison Schafer

December 22, 2012

Dear All Dickeys,

Such a kind, wonderful man, I am so sorry that he will no longer be in Northeast in the summers, banging around on Tyee with hapless crew (like me) on board. He was a gracious and kind friend to me, always happy to see me and generous with his time and his raspberries.


December 20, 2012

I'd like to extend my sympathies to Rogie and the Dickey family. Cnarley was privileged to live a full and productive 94 years, but our association was limited during difficult times. Peter P. Miller,Jr

Laurie Wilson

December 19, 2012

I too was honored to work within the Scott organisation during that wonderful era of building of the worldwide enterprise. Post Mr MCabe three great leaders took the helm for that task - Harry Dunning, Paul Baldwin and Charley Dickey. I was privileged to work with Paul and Charley, both of them truly inspirational leaders and human beings of the greatest integrity. What an illustrious lifelong career Charley enjoyed in service to his country, business and family.
I am deeply saddened at his passing and extend to Rogie and the family condolences from myself and my wife Judy, and on behalf of all of those members of the Bowater-Scott Australia staff who were equally privileged to be inspired by him.

Laurie Wilson

John Cox

December 17, 2012

So sorry for your loss...Charlie and Sheila and the boys lived right next door to me and my thoughts and prayers go out to them and the family.

Steve & Marie Lane

December 15, 2012

Dear Rogie, Charlie, Heidi, Sylvia, Catherine & Rob,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we mourn Charlie's passing. For over 20 years he was a gracious host to us at “Soundings”, always interested in our well-being and success. We will always fondly remember our daily afternoon sails on “Tyee” with Charlie at the helm. He was a humble leader and terrific role model.

Much Love,

Fly & Re

Daniel Byrne

December 14, 2012

A kind and modest role model. He always took time to listen and learn from younger people.
A life well-lived. Thanks for your inspiration CDD!

robin reath

December 14, 2012

Our family is saddened by r Dickey's death. He and Mrs Dickey were dear, dear friends to our parents both in Maine and Philadelphia, and the CM Ranch. he was the finest kind. With love to all the family- the Henry Reath family