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Robert Linden Whittemore

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NORWAY, Maine -- Robert Linden Whittemore, 73, of South Paris, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at Stephens Memorial Hospital. He was born in Skowhegan on Jan. 22, 1933, the son of Robert B. and Leona Pomerlow Whittemore. He graduated from Skowhegan High School and went to work in construction for Wyman & Simpson.

He worked most of his career running heavy equipment and became superintendent with Wyman & Simpson. He also worked another 10 years with Bridge Corp. He retired in 1998. Robert was active in the Gardiner Junior Chamber of Commerce (JCC’s) in the early years and was selected as the outstanding new member in the entire state of Maine and went on to compete in the national finals in Atlanta, Ga. He served as the Gardiner club president and was awarded a lifetime membership in JC International (senatorship No. 8189) by the Gardiner chapter. Robert was interested in carpenter work and landscaping. He also liked to travel and spend time on the computer. He enjoyed painting pictures. He married Shirley (Ward) on Nov. 27, 1981, and they resided in South Paris. They also have a home in Zephyrhills, Fla. They have spent much of their time traveling to all parts of the United States.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley of South Paris; two sons, Robert and wife, Cathy, of Vassalboro, and Jeff and wife, Julie, of Springfield, Mass.; a daughter, Pamela Grant and husband, Kevin, of Belgrade; two stepdaughters, Wanda Corbett of Mansfield, Mass., and Debra Maxim of South Paris; two stepsons, Lawrence Ward of Rumford and Daniel and wife, Debora, of West Paris; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Ronald Whittemore of Skowhegan, Dale Flynn of Elkton, Md., and Neal Flynn of Buxton.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, July 29, at 11 a.m. at Southside Cemetery in Skowhegan. Remembrance donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04096.

Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 45 Main St., South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.westonchandler.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 28, 2006
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