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Robert L. Treworgy

Jan 17, 1925 - Jun 11, 2018

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Calais - Robert L. Treworgy, 93, of Calais, passed away on June 11, 2018, at the Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice House in Auburn.
He graduated from Hallowell High in 1943. He enlisted in the Navy and served in WWII as a Navy Hospital Coreman in Falmouth, England, where a resort hotel was converted into a hospital which took the first casualties and wounded from D-Day on June 6th. Robert was extremely proud of his military service for his Country. He would often tell his family he went to war as a young, 19 year-old boy and saw and heard things he would never forget. He proudly marched with his World War II compatriots in Memorial Day parades well into his 80s.
Robert graduated Magna Cum Laude from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1950. He was the first in his class to get a job as a sales representative for Winthrop Laboratories, where he worked for four years and covered Aroostook, Lincoln, Washington, and Hancock counties. In 1955, he purchased the Lord Drug Store in Calais and worked diligently to expand the business into one of the largest independent pharmacies in the state.
In his professional career, he was appointed to the State Board of Pharmacy under two Maine Governors, John Reid-R and Kenneth Curtis-D. In 1971, he was awarded the AH Robins Bowl of Hygeia for outstanding professional and community service. He was a long-standing member and past president of the State of Maine Pharmaceutical Association. Robert set up the first hospital pharmacy at Calais Regional Hospital where he designed, purchased medications, and trained staff. He felt a great sense of pride in helping his community meet the state mandate for hospital regulations.
He continued his work in the community as a member and past president of the Rotary Club, a member of the Chamber of Commerce and trustee of the Calais Regional School District. He was awarded the Arlo T. Bates Award from University of Maine in Machias for outstanding service to his community. He was on the board of the Vocational Technical Institute and led the way through the legislature process in Augusta to have it re-named as Washington Community College.
He was a faithful member of the First Congregational Church, where he served as a deacon and trustee. He would often give the service when the minister was unavailable and was very proud of his service in that capacity.
In his later years, he continued his passion for helping and educating people on mental illness that he had shared with his dear wife, Barbara, as their daughter, Jane, had struggled with severe mental illness since her early twenties.
Our father lived his life by the principles he learned from his childhood. Growing up in Hallowell and raised from the age of seven by a widowed mother during the depression, he never forgot the lessons of his youth, nor did he ever forget his feelings for his community, his church family and the kindness of people towards him as a young boy. His philosophy was when you have been blessed by good fortune you pay it forward. His favorite phrase from the Bible was from Timothy, "Fight the good fight, stay the course, and keep the faith." He truly lived his life by its message.
Robert was predeceased by his dear wife of 61 years, Barbara (Tibbetts) Treworgy; his precious, beloved daughter, Jane Treworgy; two brothers, Scott L. Treworgy and Carl L. Treworgy; and a sister, Ruth A. Tuck.
He is survived by his daughter, Elaine, and her devoted companion, Richard Paine, of Auburn, and his two sons, Paul Treworgy and his wife, Janet, of Topsham and Scott Treworgy, M.D. and his wife, Darla, of Yarmouth. He is also survived by six wonderful grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, Bob and Megan Treworgy of Topsham, and their two sons, Landen and Griffin, Sarah and Mike Norton of Scarborough, and their two, children Dylan and Ella, Alexis and Adam Bray of Powhatan, VA, and their son, Gibson, Jennifer Jacques of Waterford, CT, and her twins, Reese and Raquel, and Mallory Treworgy and Brock Treworgy; and several nieces and nephews.
Robert's life will be celebrated in a private family graveside service with full military honors in Hallowell Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home, One Church St., Augusta, where memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at www.khrfuneralhomes.com
Our father's wish was for those who wanted to contribute in his memory, please do so to the charity, church or organization of their choice with a loving heart.
Published on  June 13, 2018
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