David Albert Reckards Jr., also lovingly known as One Cut, Max, and Beana, 67, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on May 28 at the Sussman House in Rockport. His wife and loving family were by his side. He fought a long, courageous battle with cancer. David was born in Augusta, son of David A. Reckards Sr. and Eileen (Graham) Stewart.
He spent much of his childhood and teen years in Nova Scotia, Canada. He later returned to Maine and became a lobsterman before finding his true passion for building boats and homes. He spent 25 dedicated years building and maintaining Teel Island. His passion and design abilities to create and build boats and homes without a blueprint was a true gift. His latest project was his home in Appleton.
David is predeceased by his parents, Eileen Stewart and David Reckards Sr.
He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Penny Hastings Reckards of Appleton; daughters, Aimee Lash of Friendship, Angela Lash of Thomaston, and Valisha Manning and husband Cody of Texas; son, David A. Reckards III of Cushing; brothers, Frank Ouellette and wife Gloria of Waldoboro, and Benjamin Ouellette of Nova Scotia; sisters, Judy Vealey and husband Charles of New York, and Linda Romer of South Carolina; grandchildren, David Reckards IV, Sierra Weeks, Nelson Weeks, Lexi Manning, Alli Manning, Joshua Radic, Noelle Delano, and Sunshine Lari-Bird Wilson; great-grandson, Cameron; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service to remember David will be held at 11 a.m., Sat., June 3 at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Sussman House, 40 Anchor Dr., Rockport, ME 04856.
To extend online condolences, please visit, www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements.