BANGOR and BROOKS – Robert V. Wright Jr., 53, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at a Bangor hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 11, 1960, in Oneida, N.Y., the son of Robert V. and Bertha (Hitchings) Wright Sr.
Bob grew up in Sherrill, N.Y., and graduated from V.V.S. in Verona the class of 1978. At the age of 18 enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served until 1992 at which time he enlisted in the Air National Guard and served until 2008 retiring as a Master Sergeant. His years in the military took him many places such as; Arizona, Texas, England, Japan, the Netherlands and New Hampshire. Bob also worked for the U.S. Postal Service and was a Union Steward for Local 301. He enjoyed golfing, biking, playing cards and was a big fan of the New York Yankees and Giants.
In addition to his parents, he leaves behind his loving wife, Sarina Roche Wright of Brooks; three daughters, Halle Wright of Sutton, N.H., Meagan Baker and her husband, Dan, and their daughters, Allison and Abby of Naples, Courtney Lorrain and Brandon Upton and their son, Bryant Upton of Orland; a stepdaughter, Holly Roche of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a stepson, David Anthony Roche of Brooks; six siblings, Michael, Paula, Susan, David and his wife, Mona Wright, all of Sherrill, N.Y., Kevin Wright and his wife, Michelle, of Albuquerque, N.M., and James Wright and his wife, Melissa, of Chittenango, N.Y.; uncle and aunt, Dick and Jeanne Wright of Manchester, Conn.; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Bob also leaves behind many friends who will miss him very much.
Friends may call 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Bangor Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., where a service will be held at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Ron Libby officiating. A memorial service with military honors will also be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at First Congregational Church of Brooks Church of Christ, 24 Veterans Highway, Brooks, with the Rev. Connie Insley officiating. A reception will follow at the Varney Building. Gifts in Bob’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.