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ROBERT E. CRABTREE

STEUBEN – Robert E. Crabtree, 69, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, surrounded by his family at a Bangor hospital. He was born Nov. 21, 1940, in Franklin, to Harvey and Anne (Martin) Crabtree. Robert retired after 37 years of service as a truck driver for L. Ray Packing Co. after which he operated Rusty Anchor restaurant and later became the owner of Country Charm Restaurant, Steuben. He was a past master of Pleiades Masonic Lodge, Milbridge and joined Anah Shrine in 1974 where he was a very active member and started Anah Wheelers. Robert loved carpentry and also enjoyed sports, at one time serving as a Little League coach. He is survived by his son, Doug Crabtree and his wife, Sue, of Franklin; daughter, Melanie Dow and husband, Gary, of Hancock; three sisters, Amelia Salsbury of Steuben, Ruth Pung of Franklin, and Barbara Ann McQuarrie and husband, Gene, of Holden; and five grandchildren, Benjamin Dow, Gary Dow II, Rachel Anne Dow, Robert J. Crabtree and Harold Crabtree. He was predeceased by his companion of 28 years, Joan Potter; brothers, John, Walter, Blaine, Leo and Fletcher; and sister, Barbara Sealeander. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Milbridge, where a funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7. Interment will be held in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. www.bragdonkelley.com


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