Robert W. Minott, 60, died March 6, 2010, after a ten-year battle with cancer.

Born in Bath on March 10, 1949, he was the son of Robert E. and Mary Paterson Minott. Moving to Rockland at an early age, he attended elementary schools in Rockland. In 1958, he moved with his family to Glen Cove, where he attended Rockport schools and ultimately Camden-Rockport High School with the class of 1967.

Enlisting in the U.S. Army on May 27, 1968, Bob was proud to serve as a communications specialist with the Army Security Agency, whose primary responsibility was sending and receiving top secret communications during the Vietnam War. His time overseas included stops in the Philippines, Japan and Saigon. At the time of his discharge from active duty on March 11, 1974, Bob had been awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation and two Overseas Service Bars.

Returning to Glen Cove, he worked at various jobs, including several years as a shipping clerk at Natutica’s Rockland distribution center. He also worked at different times with Jim Stevens, Professional Tree Service in Rockland. More recently, he was in the initial stages of developing a Web site design and photography business.

Bob was pleased to have built Web sites for the ASA Association and Maine Paddlers’ Association, both of which he was a member. He was also a member of the Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt American Legion Post No. 1 in Rockland.

Being outdoors, photography, reading and kayaking were all pastimes that brought Bob inner peace and serenity.

Other than his parents, Bob was predeceased by one sister, Sandra Abbott.

He is survived by two brothers, James E. Minott and his wife, Regina, of Scarborough and Kenneth Minott of Pine Valley, Calif.; two nephews, Kenneth Minott and Kurt Minott, both of California; three nieces, Sarah Minott of Windham, Laura Minott of California and Diana Hebert of Waterboro.

A funeral service with military honors will be held Thursday, March 18 at 1 p.m. at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel on Mt. Vernon Road in Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt American Legion Post No. 1, P.O. Box 582, Rockland, ME 04841.

Arrangements are with the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home in Rockland. To leave online condolences, visit obituaries at bchfh.com.