Robert Raven

Jan 09, 2019

Robert "Bobby" Edward Raven passed away Dec. 31, 2018, at Glenridge Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care Center in Augusta.

He was born June 29, 1937, to Lawrence and Lillian (Stevens) Raven in Knox. As his mom died when he was 1 year old, he was raised by Lawrence "Bug" and Beatrice "Bea" Raven. Bobby graduated from Freedom Academy. He worked in several jobs over the years, from Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut to their own chicken farm in Burnham, then Ethan Allen, Keyes Fiber, and Pride Manufacturing, where he retired in 2004. His hobbies included camping with family and friends — always making new ones along the way — playing horseshoes, beanbag toss, fishing, especially ice fishing, but most of all he loved to give a hand to anyone who needed it. He was affectionately called “Bob, the Builder” while at Glenridge the last two years.

Bob was predeceased by his loving wife, Sandrea (Siebert) Raven; by his parents; his sister Janice Gardner; and granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Mitchell.

He is survived by Patricia R. Smith and boyfriend Thomas Armsworthy; Michael L. Raven and fiance Nancy Morrell, and son, Timothy W. Raven, all of Unity; grandchildren Karen Mitchell and Silas Reynolds, Robert Mitchell, Matthew Raven and wife Tracey, Zachary Raven and fiance Chelsea, Jordan Raven, Jared Raven and fiancé Brianna; great-grandchildren, Silas and Lydia Reynolds, Mason, Owen and Evan Raven; brothers Melvin "Mickey" and wife Carol, Arnold "Chet", Algene "Ike," and Roger and wife Joan; sisters Barbara Raven and Myrna Raven; brother-in-law, Joel Gardner and sister and brother-in-law Sheila and Christopher Chiarizio; brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Maria Seibert; and many cherished nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast, where services will follow at 11 a.m., then a gathering at Mike’s home at 878 Waning Road in Unity where all are welcome. Memories and condolences may be shared at ripostafh.com.

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