Roland C. Maheux, 91, of South Bethany, Del., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. Shortly after his birth in 1924 in Pittsfield, Mass., he moved with his family to Lewiston, Maine.
As the goalie for his high school hockey team, Maheux was labeled “Kid Zero” and helped the team attain an undefeated season and the state championship. He was voted into the Lewiston/Auburn, Maine, Sports Hall of Fame.
During World War II, he attached to the Navy, starting in December of 1942, seeing service in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of war. While living in the Washington, D.C., area from 1948 to 1995, Maheux graduated from American University and was employed by the Library of Congress for 33 years, retiring in 1982.
His passions included drinking a daily martini, playing golf, reading, cheering for the Washington Nationals and Capitals and completing challenging black-belt Sudoku logic puzzles. Maheux will always be remembered for his extraordinary sense of humor and the many detailed stories he would tell.
Maheux was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Patricia Morris Maheux. He is survived by five children, with whom he shared a special bond, Gregory Maheux and his wife, Sylvia, Laura “Missie” Maheux West and her husband, Robert, Jeffrey Maheux, William Maheux, and Monique Wolf and her husband, Matthew; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild; his brother Roger; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Melson Funeral Services, 38040 Muddy Neck Road, Ocean View, Del. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Oct. 29, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, Del. Interment will be held at a later date, at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.