MOSCOW — Dwaine "Dick" Fairgrieve, 87, of Skyline Drive, Moscow, passed away peacefully on Dec. 17, 2013 at his residence with his family at his side. He was a very beloved husband, father and pap. Dick fought a courageous battle with merkel cell carcinoma for the last nine months.
He was born July 28, 1926 in Moscow, he was the son of the late James Fairgrieve and Maude (Green) Fairgrieve.
He was preceded in death by one son, Paul H. Fairgrieve; one granddaughter, Lisa Fairgrieve; three brothers, Lester, Milton and Galen Fairgrieve; two sisters, Evelyn Shuck and Gladys McCabe; one son-in-law, James Dye Sr.; and one daughter-in-law, Pamela Fairgrieve.
Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II. He worked in construction and retired from the Laborers Local 616. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. A longtime member of the George's Creek Pigeon Club, he was a great marksman and participated in many pigeon shooting matches in the area.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Marie; three sons, William Fairgrieve and wife Jean of Moscow, Richard Fairgrieve and wife Charlotte of Virginia and Steven Fairgrieve of Barton; three daughters, Peggy Dye of Moscow, Kaye Harr and husband Curtis of South Dakota and Diana Johnson and husband Paul of Barton; 16 grandchildren, Shelly Stowell, Melissa Banner, James Dye Jr., Felicia and Erica Fairgrieve, Terri Burch, William Fairgrieve, Tiffany Droll, Paul Johnson, Michelle Wilson, Renee Taylor, Kim Llewellyn, Paula Opal, Richard Fairgrieve, Joshua and Christopher Harr; 30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Susan Fairgrieve; two brothers, John Ray Fairgrieve of Lonaconing and Hogan Fairgrieve of Detmold; one sister, Delores Sterling of Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews.
At his request he will be cremated and there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements were handled by Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, P.A., Lonaconing.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Western Maryland Home Hospice for the excellent care they provided.