BALDWIN, Dr. Robert J.
Robert John Baldwin, 97, "Grandad" to six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, died peacefully, April 23, 2013, after a full and active life. He was born in Stamford on June 13, 1915, to Louis A. and Catherine L. Schaefer Baldwin. He graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with a D.D.S. and practiced dentistry in Essex until retiring at 82 after 56 years. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and later married Lucille Carol Fogg, who died in 1979. Bob had many friends and would often say "Family and friends...that's what life is all about". Loved and admired by all who knew him, he was a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, giving and receiving great joy. He held on to life at the end so that he could say good-bye to each and every one of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren! He is survived by Robert and Janice Baldwin of Rockport, ME, Richard and Rosemary Baldwin of Belfast, ME, Douglas Baldwin of Middletown, and Peter and Shiamala Baldwin of Park City, UT; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in Essex in mid-June. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice, c/o Pen Bay Healthcare, 22 White St., Rockland, ME 04841. To share a memory or condolence with Dr. Baldwin's family, please visit his Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com. Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland, ME.