PLYMOUTH, N.C., and HOULTON – Robert E. Stewart, 63, died Jan. 17, 2012, in Plymouth, N.C., after a very courageous battle with cancer at Roanoke Landing Nursing Center. Robert was born March 30, 1948, in Houlton, the son of Loretta (Faulkner) Stewart and Floyd L. Stewart.
He grew up in Linneus and worked in the wood industry until his illness. Some of his biggest enjoyments were watching Pelletier logging and a logging outfit from North Carolina on TV. He also enjoyed long rides, cookouts, and talking with family and friends.
Robert is survived by his mother, Loretta of Houlton; and five children, Adam and his girlfriend, Trish, of Biddeford, Patty and her husband, Nate, of Rochester, N.H., Anthony of Acton, Bobbie Jo and her husband, Terry Paradis, of Jacksonville, N.C and April and her husband, the Rev. Lenard Bowers, of Plymouth, N.C. and 13 grandchildren. He is also survived by four sisters, Sandra Austin of New Limerick, Janice Dee and her husband, Bill, of Cold Stream, New Brunswick, and twin sisters, Darleen and her husband, Larry, and Doreen and her fiance, John, of New Limerick. He also leaves behind the mother of his children, Donna Stewart of Houlton; and a very special friend, Gloria Blanchette of Millinocket. He was predeceased by his father, Floyd; and his grandson, Steven McGary.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, at Hope Freewill Baptist Church, Plymouth, N.C., with the Rev. Robert Travis officiating. Funeral arrangements are through Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth, N.C. Condolences may be expressed at