Robert O. Sibley


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Carmel - Robert O. Sibley, 92, died on March 10, 2019 after a brief illness. He was born October 23, 1926 in Bangor, the son of Frank and Sarah (Reed) Sibley.

Robert was raised in Bangor until his mother passed when he was 4. He and a brother went to the Bangor Children's Home, where he remained for several years, until he moved to Vanceboro to live with his father and siblings.

In 1941 he joined the U.S. Navy where he served on the U.S.S. Alaska, and participated in the Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Robert went on to spend 17 years working for Maine Central Railroad, followed by Emery Waterhouse, and Trustworthy Hardware Store where he delivered hardware supplies to stores in small towns, making friends everywhere he went. He entertained many with his stories of his childhood experiences at the orphanage, adventures in Vanceboro and the war. He was known for having a special gadget for any job and if he couldn't get it at the store, he built it.

Robert is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy (Gould) Sibley; son, Robert R. Sibley; daughter, Susan Garland and husband, Robert; daughter-in-law, Idris Lee; grandchildren, Shad, Renee, Joshua, and Reed; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; brother, Galen Sibley; many nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Glenice and Theresa. In addition to his parents and 8 siblings,
Robert was predeceased by his son, Michael Lee; and grandson, John Garland.

There will be a graveside service at a future date. Condolences to the family may expressed at
Published on March 12, 2019
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Betty Lou Morin Trufant
Apr 14, 2019
Dear Dottie: You and Bob have been in my thoughts so often. I just learned of your family's loss. My sympathy is abundant for all of you. The memories come flooding back when we were all together:; You, Mom, Charlotte taking me, Mike, and Georgie to the beach. Precious memories. My sympathy and love to you and yours. Love, Betty Lou
Candace (Cumming) Nystrom
Mar 23, 2019
My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
I have many fond memories of Mr. Sibley.
My twin Carron and I would visit often in our school days as his daughter Susan was our best friend.
He would make us breakfast when we would spend the night and always made us feel special. We loved him very much! He will be sadly missed.
Tom Carle
Mar 22, 2019
Bob, sorry for your and your family's loss. My prayers are with you at this time. God bless you and yours.
Mary White
Mar 19, 2019
Hugs to you Susan and your family. So sorry for your loss. May your memories sustain you in this time of sorrow.
Jay Sibley
Mar 19, 2019
So sorry to hear the sad news. Always enjoyed stopping in with my Dad on the way back from our fishing trips and talking with Uncle Bob and Aunt Dottie.
Robin and Michael Hunt
Mar 19, 2019
Idris, Shad, Renee and Family We shared many happy memories with Bob and Dot with the kids growing up together. They always like the kids coming in at Halloween time. The smiles on there faces was priceless. Bob was a great person that will be greatly missed. We send all our love at this sad time. Love to all.
Beth Smart
Mar 19, 2019
My condolences to Susan and her family. You were a faithful daughter and such a great help to your Mom and Dad. It looks like your Dad had a tough start but wonderful life. You should be very proud. How lucky was your Mom to have him care for her so beautifully. Please take care of yourselves and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sherry Sibley
Mar 14, 2019
So very sorry to hear of Uncle Bob’s passing. My thoughts are with all of you.
Ace Tracy
Mar 13, 2019
A great neighbor for 38 plus years. Just won't be the same in this corner of the world with out him.
Condolences to everyone, God Bless
Jim leonard
Mar 13, 2019
Bob was a very.special friend to Donna and we are really going to miss him. My condolences to the family
God bless.
Suzy (Goodness)St. Heart
Mar 13, 2019
Dottie, i am so sorry to hear about Bob. Hope you are doing ok. Love you
Brookings-Smith Funeral Home
Mar 12, 2019