Obituary for Robert Leavitt
Millinocket – Robert G. “Bobby” Leavitt, 62, died unexpectedly Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Millinocket Regional Hospital. He was born February 9, 1954 in Millinocket, the son of Gerald G. and Helen C. (McGowan) Leavitt. Bobby was a Stearns Graduating class of 1973. In school he played intra-mural baseball and basketball, and won a few trophies. The life we travel is not always an easy one and with Bobby it was no different. One of his great accomplishments that few may have known was sobriety for the last 15 years, and quitting smoking. Bobby took great pride in his son’s accomplishments, and overcoming a fear of flying visited his son Brian and his wife Quyen in Washington State. When Brian made 1st Class Petty officer he was elated and also when Matt received his Master’s Degree. While in Washington he was grateful to meet some of his family while there. He was an avid watcher of sports, especially of baseball and football. He would rib just about anyone about the Red Sox or Patriots loosing.
To some Bobby was a rough person, but to those who knew him well he was a humble and gentle soul.
Bobby worked for the Town of Millinocket for 25 years. He will be sadly missed by all that new him.
He is survived by two sons, Brian and his wife Quyen Leavitt of Washington state, and Matthew Leavitt of Westbrook; brothers James Slauenwhite, Sr. and his wife Linda, Lawrence Slauenwhite, Stephen Leach and his wife Patti, Bruce Leavitt, Scott Leavitt and his wife Lorrie; two sisters, Charlotte “Nickie” (Slauenwhite) Hazel, and Karen (Slauenwhite) Wilcox and her husband Robert; and a special cousin, Roberta (McGowan) Oakes. He was predeceased by his father in 1967 and his mother in 1987, also a special Aunt, Dolly in 2013. Interment will be in the Millinocket Cemetery on June 3rd, 2017 at 10 am with the Rev. Allan Hamlin of the Hillcrest Nazarene Church in Millinocket. A time of remembrance and fellowship will follow at the Nazarene Fellowship Hall on Forest Ave. in Millinocket. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the American Diabetes Society or American Heart Assoc.
Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, Millinocket.