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In Memory of

Robert Blackwell

October 19, 1936 - May 13, 2017

Obituary


PORTLAND Robert Leon Blackwell, 80, of Portland passed away peacefully at Gosnell on May 13, 2017.

Robert was a well-educated man. Not only did he win many spelling bees as a teenager but he also excelled in his pursuit of higher education. Robert attended Bates College where he received a Liberal Arts degree and Rutgers where he earned his Masters in Library Science. This fueled a passionate 42 year career as a Librarian in Newark New Jersey and also led to many years of volunteer work at the Portland Public Library.

When Robert...

PORTLAND Robert Leon Blackwell, 80, of Portland passed away peacefully at Gosnell on May 13, 2017.

Robert was a well-educated man. Not only did he win many spelling bees as a teenager but he also excelled in his pursuit of higher education. Robert attended Bates College where he received a Liberal Arts degree and Rutgers where he earned his Masters in Library Science. This fueled a passionate 42 year career as a Librarian in Newark New Jersey and also led to many years of volunteer work at the Portland Public Library.

When Robert wasn't nosing around in any of the many books he had access to, you could often times find him playing an active role within the Clark Memorial Methodist Church either as a member of the choir or the treasurer.

Robert is survived by his brother, Peter Blackwell, of South Portland Maine.

Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, May 18th from 10-11 followed by a service at 11 at Jones, Rich & Barnes 199 Woodford Street Portland Maine. Burial at Pine Grove will immediately follow the service.


Arrangements under the direction of Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, Portland, ME.