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Obituary for Harvey L. Staples

Harvey L. Staples, 69, passed away on June 11th, 2022. Harvey was born in Bucksport, Maine on April 27, 1953. He was the son of Arthur and Arlene (Goode) Staples.

Harvey attended Belfast High School (1969) and Medomak Valley High School (1970-1972). After high school he joined the Navy from 1972-1978 submarine duty and obtained the rank of First Class. After he was discharged from the Navy he obtained employment with Bath Iron Works from 1978 until 2022 and was an outside machinist in Department 09, he as a previous shop steward, worked on an emergency response team and anchor wingless.

He loved hunting and fishing with all of his family, especially his son. His favorite was brook trout fishing. He always enjoyed taking his boat out on the lake for a cruise with Rocky and his wife. He had a passion for antiquing or hitting a lawn sale with his daughter. He also was an avid Boston sports fan and vintage car enthusiast. He also enjoyed going to swap meets with his bud Buzz. But spending time with family and friends was always first! He never said no to helping anyone, anytime!

Harvey was a member of the Charles C. Lily Post #149 American Legion in Waldoboro. He was a 2-time state champion wrestler (1969 & 1972), Vietnam Veteran (submarine duty), master ship builder (BIW) and received the Rescue at Sea Real Hero’s Award in 2016.

He is predeceased by his mother and father Arthur and Arlene Staples, sister and spouse Atharlene & Donald Hammond, brother and spouse, Arthur Mart & Karen Staples, brother Kenneth Goode and brother Ross Staples.

Harvey is survived by his wife Norma Delano Staples of Warren, daughter Kristin Staples of Mesa, AZ, son Eric Staples of Westfield, MA, brother Allen Staples and his wife Mary of Bucksport, ME, sister Kathleen Linscott of Bucksport, ME, brothers-in-law Larry Delano of Rockland, ME and Kerwin Creamer of Waldoboro, ME, and several cousins, nieces, nephews and very close friend Bob Gordon with whom he worked side-by-side with for over 40 years.

Donations may be made in Harvey’s name to the Charles C. Lily Post #149 American Legion, 181 Jefferson Street, Waldoboro, ME 04572 or the Disabled American Veterans, Department of Maine, PO Box 3415, Augusta, ME 04330.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 4:00 pm at the Sweetland Cemetery, 2361 Friendship Road, in Waldoboro.

Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences visit her Book of Memories at