ROBERT L. CARLOW

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:15 p.m.

ROBBINSTON – Robert Leighton Carlow, 88, died Jan. 30, 2004, in Bangor. Mr. Carlow was born April 18, 1915, in Robbinston, the son of Roy L. and Evelyn “Sal” (Thompson) Carlow. On May 4, 1940, he married Virginia Cline in New Haven, Conn. Prior to World War II, he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps, building the road to Cadillac Mountain in Bar Harbor. Mr. Carlow was employed as a foreman for the American Tube Bending in New Haven, Conn. Then in 1945, he moved back to Robbinston, and was employed by Mearl Corp. for more than 40 years. Mr. Carlow was a member of the Alexander Snowmobile Club and was an avid reader. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, gardening, spending time with his grandchildren and was a true marksman. He was a predeceased by a son, William, in 1960, while William was serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.; four brothers, Lyman, Earl, Donald and Harold Carlow; and a sister, Florence Diffin. Surviving are his loving wife of 63 years, Virginia; a son, Robert “Bobby” Carlow of Robbinston; two daughters, Sandra Draper-Hayward and her companion, Roy Damon, of Princeton, and Sally Carlow Moir and her husband, Paul, of Robbinston; two brothers, Chester Carlow of Toronto, Canada, and William Carlow of Rhode Island; a sister, Phyllis D’Amato of Florida; two grandsons, Msgt. Jeffrey Draper, U.S. Marine Corp. and his wife, Debra, and William Moir and his companion, Angela Cannon; three great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Rachel and Nicholas Draper; many beloved nieces and nephews; and many special friends young and old. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Scott-Wilson Funeral Home, Calais. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Brewer Cemetery, Robbinston.

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