Robert M. Linscott

Jan 31, 2019
Robert Linscott

Union — Robert M. Linscott, 83, passed away suddenly Jan. 30, 2019, at his home. Bob was born May 24, 1935, in Washington to Robert and Doris (Finn) Linscott. Bob was educated in Washington and graduated from Union High School in 1954. He worked for many years at Boynton Chevrolet, Fuller Equipment and Fuller Cadillac. After retirement, he continued to work, driving trucks and mowing fields for Allen’s Blueberries in Union.

Bob married Janice Mae Gorden June 17, 1956, and they made their home in Union. They had two sons, Milton and Rick. Bob joined the Union Fire Department in 1957 and had faithfully served for 62 years. He was the 1996 Fireman of the Year and had a pump truck dedicated in his honor in 2009. Bob was a Mason, and a lifetime member of the Knox County Firemen's Association.

Bob was a gentle soul, with a quick smile and a heart of gold. He loved to hear a good story, and tell one or two of his own. He had a love of tractors and trucks, and never passed up an opportunity to drive one. He had a passion for John Deere, but would happily drive a tractor of any color. He enjoyed cutting firewood with his son Rick and his brother Berkley. The past four winters, he helped Rick in the woods, driving a skidder and pulling wood out to the lot. He loved his family dearly, and enjoyed spending time at the family cottage, looking at the lake and watching the kids swim.

Bob was a loved and respected member of his community, and will be missed by many. He was loved deeply by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Janice; sons Milton and wife Pam of Fort Myers, Fla., Rick and his wife, Kim, of Washington; grandsons Harrison and wife Catherine of Union, and Ben and his son Ethan of Cape Coral, Fla.; brothers Mahlon and wife Barbara, Berkley and wife Nancy; and sister Marguerite, all of Washington. Also sisters-in-law Joyce Hills and Lorna Hills of Union and Sally Gorden of Connecticut; nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visiting hours will be Friday, Feb. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hall’s of Waldoboro, 949 Main St., where a funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s name to the Union Fire Department, P.O. Box 186, Union, ME 04862. A reception will follow the service downstairs at the Union Town Office, 567 Common Road.

Comments (1)
Posted by: MaryJane Duncan | Jan 31, 2019 21:13

Rick, Sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you and your family. Matt Cates

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