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BANGOR - Robert H. Treadwell, 88, died July 6, 2014 in Bangor. He was born Jan. 10, 1926 in Bangor, the only child of Everard A. and Irma A (Bartlett) Treadwell. He was a graduate of Bangor High School in 1944 and immediately enlisted in the US Army. After basic training, Bob's unit the 330th Infantry Regiment of the 83rd Division was sent to Europe and engaged in heavy combat operations in the Ardennes Forest, The Rhineland and in Central Europe. After receiving an honorable discharge in July 1946, Bob returned to Bangor.

During his high school years, Bob caddied at and worked at the Meadowbrook Golf Club where Charlie Emery was Golf Pro. Conditions during the war years had caused Meadowbrook to close so Bob then visited Charlie at Penobscot Valley Country Club where he was then working as Head Professional. Charlie immediately invited Bob to work as his shop assistant, thus beginning Bob's lifelong career in golf. Shortly thereafter, Bob began the process of becoming a PGA professional. Besides working at PVCC during the golf season, Bob assisted Charlie in running a golf school on Central St. in Bangor. Lessons were given, golf nets were available for practice and there was plenty of time for socializing. Upon Mr. Emery's retirement Bob succeeded him as Head Professional until he retired in the mid 1980's.

Bob was predeceased by both his parents and a cousin, Frannie Treadwell. He is survived by extended family, Thelma Treadwell, Roger, Kenneth, Randall, Kevin, Michael and Sheila, Blinn Campbell, Clyde Fletcher, Patricia Godfrey, James, Arthur and Gordon Treadwell, Kermit and Norma Hardy. Bob will be missed by his friends, George and Selda Maxsimic of Orrington.

A graveside service will be held 2 PM Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Mount Rest Cemetery, Tannery Loop Road, Amherst. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, Bangor and Brewer.
Published on  July 12, 2014
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