LINCOLNVILLE — Robert Erwin Heald of Lincolnville, passed away Nov. 18, 2022, with his family by his side, from complications of a stroke suffered on Oct. 24.

Bob was born in Hartford, Conn. on May 2, 1944. He soon moved to Framingham, Mass., where he grew up along with his younger sister, Susan. He graduated from Framingham High School in 1962 and entered Nichols College that fall. While there he was a member of the Woodsmen Team, participating in competitions around New England. He joined the Army ROTC towards the end of his college career and began officer training after his graduation and marriage to his first wife, Beverly, in 1966. Bob continued in the Army during the Vietnam era and subsequently worked at Fort Meade in Maryland. The urge to return to New England was strong and he accepted a job as a civilian with the Army Corps of Engineers of New England, moving to their Waltham, Mass. office where he worked until his retirement in 1999.

During this time in Waltham, he found a new life with his wife Roberta and her two sons, Jason, and Adam. Adding Jennifer, Bob’s daughter, they were a family of five. Bob and Roberta moved to Lincolnville and built a home on Bob’s grandfather’s farm on Youngtown Road. Bob loved to tell stories of his youth in Lincolnville with all his cousins and friends, especially their summer escapades, and of his grandparents and their life on “the farm.”

Bob spent much time and energy at various churches over the years. He had been a youth club supervisor, a Sunday School teacher, a deacon, a trustee, a board chair, and on occasion even preached a sermon or two. Bob and Roberta joined the United Christian Church the first summer they were in Lincolnville.

Bob is well known for his hot dogs at the annual church Strawberry Festival. And he had an important job at the LIA Blueberry Wing Ding where he spent several hours making pancakes.

Bob leaves his wife of 36 years, Roberta; his daughter, Jennifer and her husband, Dave Kelly; his stepsons, Jason, and Adam Rawn; his granddaughters, Amanda, and Lauren Kelly; his sister, Susan, and her husband. Bob Eck, as well as many friends and relatives. He will be sadly missed.

Please join us for a service for Bob, and his father-in-law Gordon Harris, on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. There will be a reception directly after the service in the Community Building next door.

If you would like, a donation in Bob’s memory may be made to the United Christian Church of Lincolnville, the Lincolnville Historical Society, or the Lincolnville Improvement Association, all organizations near and dear to his heart.

Condolences may be shared at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.