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Robert Reginald Russell

July 10, 1934 ~ July 16, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Robert Reginald “Bob” Russell

1934 – 2023

CASCO-Robert Reginald “Bob” Russell, 89 of Mechanic Falls, ME, peacefully
passed away on Sunday, July 16, at Country Village Assisted Living in Casco with
his loving family by his side.

Bob was born July 10, 1934 in Wilton, ME. The only child of Reginald and Anne
McKeen Russell. He grew up in Poland, ME and attended a one room
schoolhouse where he met friends that would last a lifetime. He graduated from
Edward Little High School in 1952, where he was known for being quite a
character and prankster.

He joined the Coast Guard in 1953 and was based in Rockland, ME. He attained a
service rating of Engineman 2nd Class. Bob had many stories of this time, cruising
the sea and islands of Maine.

In 1956, he married the former Diane Lothrop of Poland, and they went on to
have five children. Bob was a wonderful father and spent his free time at the
beach, family picnics, snowmobiling, motorcycling, or spending time with many
family friends, neighbors, and relatives.

In 1994, he married Louise Kaisler and they made a home on Westport Island for
many years. She predeceased him in 2006.

Bob had many careers from car salesman, insurance salesman and retired from
Bath Iron Works January 31, 1996. He always had something for sale on the front
lawn, cars, boats, snowmobiles, or tractors.

He was a 50 year member of the Masons Cumberland Lodge #12 in New
Gloucester, Past President of the Royal River Riders Snowmobile Club, The
Boghooters Snowmobile Club, Great Falls Model Railroad Club, and the Mid
Maine Motorcycle Club. 

Bob made a home with his companion Chris Smith in Mechanic Falls since 2007 until 2021
when he required assisted living. 

The world was a better place because Bob was in it. His story telling and smile will always
be remembered. We all hope that heaven has a good supply of tires
for his 1955 Ford Crown Victoria, lots of groomed trails to ride the 1968 Arctic Cat
and lots of lawns to mow with the Kubota Tractor. He will be missed here on
earth, until we meet again…

Bob is survived by his five children; daughter Cindy Russell Yackobovitz and
husband Ed of Houlton, ME and Bullhead City, AZ, son David Russell of Poland,
ME, son Gary Russell and his wife Wendy of Morrisville, NC, daughter Lisa Lee and
her husband David of Poland, ME, and daughter Holly Russell of Mechanic Falls,
ME; nine beloved grandchildren, Lori, James, Chelsea, David, Austin, Colby,
Lauren, Kaylee and Brianna; three great grandchildren, Rowan, Brody and Tyler;
cousins, his former wife Diane Cordell and his companion Chris Smith.

The family invites you to a time of Celebration of Life and Masonic Service starting at Noon and ending at 3p.m. on Saturday, July 29 immediately followed by a luncheon both at Mechanic Falls American Legion Hall, 41 Elm Street.

A special thank you to the staff and friends of Country Village Assisted Living in
Casco for their wonderful care and making him feel at home.

In leu of flowers donations can be made to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston ME 04240.

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