ISLESBORO – Richard Edward Pulliam, a longtime resident of Islesboro, died March 18, 2009. He was born Oct. 18, 1913, in Chicago, and was the son of Edward R. and Augusta Mattson Pulliam. Richard Pulliam served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, worked in advertising in New York City and Chicago, was an avid collector and lover of literature, and traveled extensively in Europe. He was best known for his predominantly abstract artwork. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Nevens Pulliam of Islesboro; sons, Gregory Nevens and wife, Debi Devine, of Cumberland, Sandford Nevens and wife, Willette Brown, of Union, and Alexander Nevens and wife, Rachel Nevens, of Newcastle; and five grandchildren. A service honoring Richard E. Pulliam will be held 11 a.m. April 18 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Camden, with the Rev. John Rafter officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME 04843; Alice L. Pendleton Library, 309 Main St., Islesboro, ME 04848 or a library of one’s choice. Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.