Richard A. (Dick) Pyne, 78, a longtime resident of South Portland, died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough with his family at his side. He was born in Medford, MA on July 25, 1936. He was the son of Charles F. and Rosemary E. (Dickenson) Pyne. He graduated from Christopher Columbus H. S., Boston, MA, and received a BA in Sociology from St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish N.S. Canada in 1958. He married Mary M. Beaton on August 23, 1958 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Winthrop, MA. He worked in finance and banking with Household Finance Corporation and Portland Savings Bank. Prior to full retirement, he was a school bus driver for Cape Elizabeth Schools. He was known as the Singing School Bus Driver. His love of guitar playing, singing and entertaining was well known to anyone who knew him. Richard was an active member of the community. He was an Eagle Scout and Scout Master in MA and ME. He was a member and past president of the So. Portland Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club; was a member and served as the Grand Councilor of New England for the United Travelers of America; served on the So. Portland Housing Authority for many years; was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and past Grand Knight of the Cheverus/Holy Cross K of C #2344. He was an avid golfer and deer hunter. He was a co-founder and coach of So. Portland Youth Hockey. He also served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a reservist. Richard was pre-deceased by an infant daughter, Cynthia Anne, and a sister, Rosemary Burns of MA. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary M. Pyne; 2 sons, Richard J. and his wife Katie of Roanoke, VA; Francis X. and his wife Sheryl of Virginia Beach, VA; one daughter, Maureen P. Whitney and her husband Thomas of Melbourne, FL; 6 grandchildren: Corinne, Meaghan, Laura, Scott, Samantha and Erin; 3 great-grandchildren: Rose, Ruth and Elizabeth; 2 brothers; C. Edmund and his wife Marita of MA and David W. of FL; 3 sisters; Marita A. Pyne of MA, Bernadette and her husband John Gibson of MA and Andrea and her husband Peter Farquhar of CA. Visiting hours will be from 4 7 PM, Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Conroy - Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at 10:15AM at the Funeral Home on Friday, May 22, 2015 followed by a 11AM A Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, 124 Cottage Rd., South Portland. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. To share an online condolence or to view Richards memorial page, please visit www.ctcrawford.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Maine Medical Center Foundation, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04101.