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3/26/2014 4:02:00 PM
Robert "Bob" Arvide Fletcher

Robert "Bob" Arvide Fletcher, 74, of China, passed away peacefully on March 24 with his family by his side. He passed away at the VA Maine Healthcare System at Togus following a long illness.

He was born at home in China on April 22, 1939, the son of the late Stanley and Barbara (Bumps) Fletcher. He attended China Elementary School and graduated from Erskine Academy in 1957. Bob was very proud to have served in the Army in France. He served as secretary for General William Westmoreland. He retired as a driver from the United Parcel Service in 1999 after almost three decades of service.

Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He spent many summers camping in Pemaquid, from the time he was a child through last summer. He was a seasonal camper at Sherwood Forest and Pemaquid Point Campground for many years where he and his wife made lots of friends from all over. He loved meeting people, making new friends and he loved talking about anything and always had an animated joke to tell. Any time Bob and Judy traveled, they could always be rest assured they would have one or more of their many camping friends to visit and stay with.

It always amazed his family how many lives he touched during his battle with cancer. He would go through the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care in Augusta like he owned the place. He always gave and received lots of hugs from the staff there.

He is survived by his loving wife, Judith Ann (Jackson) Fletcher of China; sons, David Fletcher of China, Danny Fletcher of Pemaquid, and Bobby Fletcher of Farmingdale; grandsons, Scott Fletcher and wife Regina of China, and Seth Fletcher of Pemaquid; great-granddaughters, Jasmine Fletcher and Virginia Fletcher of China; sisters, Shirley (Fletcher) Fitzgerald and husband Carlton of Vassalboro, and Joan (Fletcher) Hammond and husband Joe of The Villages, Fla.; aunts; many nieces and nephews; and dog, Sadie.

A celebration of life service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m., Sun., April 13 at the China Baptist Church with a reception to follow in the church vestry.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the China Baptist Church, P.O. Box 6095, China Village, ME 04926, would be welcomed and appreciated.



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