Obituary for Robert Stevenson
ROBERT E. STEVENSON
BANGOR - Robert E. Stevenson, 84, died December 27, 2017, at a Bangor hospital, following a brief illness. He was born March 3, 1933, the son of Kenneth P. and Alfreda (Morrill) Stevenson.
Bob graduated from Bangor High School, Class of 1951. After graduation, he joined the Air Force, where he served from 1953-1957. He then served with the Air National Guard for 20 years. On Dec. 26, 1953, he married his high school sweetheart, Yovanne (McMinn) Stevenson, and they settled in Bangor. On Dec. 26, 2017, they celebrated 64 years of marriage. Bob retired from the U.S. Post Office in 1988, where he was a letter carrier for 30 years. After retirement, he worked at BIA for American Airlines for 10 years. He was a communicant of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church. He had a passion for sports and enjoyed coaching hundreds of kids over the years in basketball and baseball. He was actively involved with Little League Baseball for 59 years, serving as the District Administrator for 37 years. He refereed basketball, football and baseball, and enjoyed bowling and playing men’s softball. His greatest love was watching his children and grandchildren play sports.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Michael, and his stepmother, Mabel. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his daughter, Debra M. Gray and partner, Jim McInnis; his son, Kevin R. Stevenson and his wife, Laurie; his daughter, Donna R. Capuano and her husband, Jack.; six grandchildren, Courtney Utz and her husband, Daniel, Lindsey, Kyle and Michaela Stevenson, Adriana Capuano and Anthony Capuano; one great-grandson, Greyson Utz; his brother, Bernard Stevenson and his wife, Joanna; and several nieces, nephews, step-brothers and step-sisters. He will be greatly missed by his treasured yellow lab, Ivy. Special thanks to the Doctors and nurses and the entire staff of EMMC for the excellent care Bob received in the hospital.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call 11am to 1pm, Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10am, Friday, January 5, 2018 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 768 Ohio Street, Bangor followed by the Rite of Committal at Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor. Those who wish to remember Bob in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Maine District 3 Little League, P.O. Box 2274, Bangor, ME 04402. Condolences to the family may be expressed at Brookings.Smith.com.