Elson Ronald Race

June 21, 1943June 2, 2019

Elson Ronald Race

SCARBOROUGH – Elson Ronald “Ron” Race went home to be with his parents on June 2, 2019. Ron was born September 21, 1943 in Leominster, Massachusetts to Elson B. and Helen D. (Olson) Race. Ron moved to Maine in 1962 with his parents and sisters.

Ron worked for the Togus VA Hospital in Augusta, for 21 years before retiring. After the passing of his father, Ron and his mother moved to Cumberland in 1992, where he also held various jobs. In 2001, after the passing of his mother, Ron moved to a Creative Work Systems residential care home called “Reef Lane”, in Scarborough, which is where he resided until his passing.

Ron’s passions in life were his favorite Red Sox team, which he faithfully watched on television ever week that they played, as well as having the opportunity to actually attend several games in Boston with a caregiver. He also enjoyed going to the Sea Dog games and Pirates games with his nephews Christopher LeSiege or Alex Buxbaum and their children. Ron loved working on his computer, riding his 4-wheeler while vacationing “upta camp”, taking trips to Canada, Florida, the Amish area of Pennsylvania, and riding the luge once at Lake Placid during the fall months. He also spent time at Sebago Lake and loved riding “zip lines” at the various amusement parks that he went to.

Ron is survived by his three sisters & brothers-in-law, Cheryl and Donald Buxbaum, Linda and James McLean, Jr., and Donna and Frederick Cunningham, all from Maine, and one aunt, Joan Race Faucher of Florida. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and a parcel of great-nieces and great-nephews as well as several cousins.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Ron’s online guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made in Ron’s memory to: Creative Work Systems, Memorial Gift, 10 Speirs Street, Westbrook, Maine, 04092-4122.

Visiting hours will be Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Lindquist Funeral Home from 1:00pm to 3:00pm with the Memorial Service at 2:30pm. Burial will be private at the Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Augusta near his parents. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, Maine, 04096. 846-4011.


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Karen Thompson

June 18, 2019

Larry and I never knew Ron, but we learned about him and the things he enjoyed doing best in his life from his sister, Linda Kennedy McLean. We wish to send our sincere condolences to the family. Wish we could be there with you.
Larry and Karen Thompson
St Petersburg, FL