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CARIBOU and CORINTH – Robert “Bob” Jewett Getchell Sr., 75, husband of the late Mavourneen (Orser) Getchell, passed away peacefully Feb. 4, 2010, surrounded by his family at a Bangor hospital. He was born June 15, 1934, in Caribou, the son of Russell and Maud (Jewett) Getchell. Robert served in the U.S. Navy, in Panama and Cuba, during the Korean War era. He was also assigned to the first crew aboard the newly commissioned USS Forrestal, “Super-carrier.” He graduated in 1975 from the University of New Haven in Connecticut, with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice. He served as a law enforcement officer for more than 25 years, some of which were spent as the chief of police in Milo, and he retired in 1997 as an engineer with Canadian Atlantic Railroad. He will be remembered by his family and friends for being a loving father, and loved to laugh and tell jokes. Bob loved to spend time hunting and fishing in Northern Maine. Bob is survived by a son, Robert Getchell Jr. and his wife, Joy, of Milford; a daughter, Maureen Gormley and her partner, Henry, of Sebec; five grandchildren, Sabrina (Gormley) Weston and her husband, Ryan, Brian and Kandi Gormley, Ryan and Lance Getchell; two great-grandchildren, Bailey and Teagan; and his loving partner of many years, Sally Mountain. Robert is also survived by four sisters, Alice Black, Joyce White and her husband, Ferd, Luella Snow and her husband, Chuck, and Augusta Pelkey and her husband, Philip; and two sisters-in-law, Ruth and Darlene Getchell. Robert was predeceased by two brothers, Howard and Russell; and one sister, Flora. Interment will be in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery, Milo, at a time to be announced. Cremation arrangements are by Thompson Funeral Home, 17 Hudson Road, Corinth. Please visit

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