Richard George Willard1955 - 2012West Gardiner Maine Richard (Rick) Willard, 57, of West Gardiner, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. He was born in Gardiner, June 29, 1955, the son of Bernard Leonard Willard and Violet June Willard. Rick attended Elementary in West Gardiner and Middle and High school in Gardiner. He served in the United States Army enlisting in 1974. At Purestat Technologies he was an Extrusion Foreman and also worked at Maine Poly Inc., for over 20 years.Rick loved building model aircraft, dune buggies and boats. His greatest accomplishments in life were his children Richard Willard, Heather Willard and Lynsie Willard, and grand-children, Devon Willard and Christopher Mealey whom he loved dearly.He is survived by his siblings, Rose Hansen of California, Jim Willard of Tennessee, Gary Willard of Mt. Vernon, ME., Colleen Anderson of West Gardiner, David Willard of Belgrade, ME., Brenda Willard of Fayette, ME.Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant sister.There will be a small, informal celebration of his life at Staples Funeral Home in Gardiner, ME on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.