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BANGOR – Robert Taylor Belmont, 86, died March 31, 2009, at his home. He was born Sept. 20, 1922, in Portsmouth, N.H., the son of Joseph and Gertrude (Taylor) Belmont. At the age of 18, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and was subsequently honorably discharged so he could return to America and join the U.S. Army Air Force. Bob was a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Force during and after World War II and remained in the new U.S. Air Force until his retirement as a major in 1962. He owned and operated Northeast Reprographics from 1969 until 1973. Bob was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Retired Officers Association, Maine and National Chapters, Norman Dow VFW Post and the American Legion Post No. 84 of Orono. Bob enjoyed marching in parades, proudly wearing his uniform until 2007. He was predeceased by his wife, Edith (Evans) Belmont; and a brother, Wendell Belmont. Surviving are three children, Victoria (Grotton) White-Witt of New York City, Robert T. Belmont Jr. of Alabama and Jo-Ann Collins of Florida; four grandchildren, Brian, Kirk, Robert III and Wesley; three great-grandchildren, Hannah, Kyle and Beca; one brother, Joseph Belmont; and a sister, Mary Gamelin, both of New Hampshire. Bob will be forever thankful for the loving care of his friend and caregiver, Marie Matthews; his friend, David Orazio; and his backyard neighbor of 37 years, Edward Hamm. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 4-6 p.m. Friday, April 3, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French St., Bangor, with the Rev. Marguerite A.H. Steadman, rector, officiating. Interment with military honors will be after the service Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery, State Street, Bangor. Those who wish to remember Bob in a special way may make gifts in his memory to New Hope Hospice, P.O. Box 757, Holden, ME 04429. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.

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