PRESQUE ISLE – Robert W. Earle, 74, died unexpectedly Feb. 6, 2010, at a Bangor hospital. He was born May 9, 1935, in Caribou, son of Henderson and Madeline (Whipple) Earle. He was employed as a plumber and heating technician for many years, working primarily for John Powers Co. Robert was an Army veteran. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by one daughter, Renee Boucher and her husband, Keith, of Presque Isle; one son, Ryan Thibodeau and his wife, Debbie, of Kenduskeag; two granddaughters, Meghan Boucher and Jessica Levasseur; his longtime companion, Sandra Sherman of Perham; her daughter, Beverley Turner and husband, Mark, of Perham; and his little buddy, Evan. A graveside service will be held June 5 at Willard Cemetery, Oxbow. Those who wish may contribute in his memory to assist the family, care of Renee Boucher, 94 Smith Road, Mapleton, ME 04757. Arrangements are a service of Stimson-Ouellette Funeral Home, 114 Exchange St., Ashland. To leave online condolences, please visit