BANGOR - Robert D. Stevens Sr., 71, died unexpectedly April 16, 2014 at his home. He was born April 17, 1942 in Bangor, the son of Edward F. and Sarah E. (Mutty) Stevens. Robert served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962 as a canine handler in the military police. He then went on to lead a distinguished career in law enforcement, beginning with the Brewer Police Department in 1963. In 1967 he joined the Maine State Police and served most of his career attached to Troop E in Orono before retiring in 1989 at the rank of Corporal. As a state trooper, he patrolled many rural communities throughout Penobscot County before being promoted to detective in the Criminal Investigation Division. His final assignment in pubic duty came as a specialist with the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit." His final assignment in pubic duty came as a specialist with the Department of Weights and Measures. From 1989 until his final retirement in 2009, Robert worked for Sears, Roebuck and Co. in the Loss Prevention Department and as a security professional at the U.S. Federal Building in Bangor. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, but most of all, riding his motorcycle. He was a lifelong and charter member of the Blue Knights, Maine Chapter #1. Robert accepted Christ as his personal savior and lived his faith through his generous spirit, humor, and love toward his family and friends. He will be remembered and missed by many. His family wishes to express their gratitude to those who were a source of support in the past years and especially in recent months.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Sharon Stevens of Bangor are two children, Lisa Marie Whittemore and her husband, Jay of Oxford and Robert Stevens, Jr and his wife, Jennifer of Hampden; stepchildren, Tammy Bickmore and Bernadette Kroon of South Portland, Elizabeth Brewer and her husband, Donald of Corinth and Andrew Bickmore of Windsor; 9 grandchildren, Brittney Turnbull of Oxford, Colby, Emily and Molly Stevens of Hampden, Benjamin, Nicole, and Matthew Brewer of Corinth and Mackenzie and Jacob Bickmore of Windsor.
Family and friends may visit 4 - 7 PM, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor. A graveside committal service with military honors will be held 10 AM Wednesday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Ohio St., Bangor with Pastor Stephanie Salinas, presiding. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Maine Veterans Home, Bangor Activity Fund, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401 or to the Blue Knights, Maine Chapter #1, c/o Jay Durost, PO Box 1339, Bucksport, ME 04416. Condolences may be offered to his family at www.kileyandfoley.com.