TRENTON - Gordon E. Robbins passed away peacefully Jan. 28, 2013, with family by his side. He was born Oct. 5, 1926, in McKinley, to Jay and Georgia (Ray) Robbins.
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After graduating from Cony High School, Augusta, Gordon attended Maine Maritime Academy earning certification as an engineer. He spent many years working as a lobster fisherman in Bass Harbor and later became a registered Maine guide. Gordon enjoyed lobstering, hunting, working in the woods and being the engineer on the "Sunbeam" for Maine Seacoast Mission. He was a member of Knights of Pythias, Mount Desert Lodge, Anah Temple Shrine, Lobster Boat Unit and was a volunteer firefighter for Bass Harbor Fire Department.
Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Jay and Georgia Robbins. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Marilyn Robbins; children, Keith G. Robbins and wife, Nancy, of Hancock, Judy Robbins and friend, Jon Carter, of Mount Desert, and Jay Robbins and wife, Laurel, of Mount Desert; sister, Carol Wills and husband, Frank; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; dog and best friend, Missy; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A gathering will be announced next week. Arrangements by Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Ellsworth. For more information, please visit www.bragdonkelley.com.
Published in BDN Maine on January 29, 2013