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Presque Isle - Robert "Bob" H. Flewelling, 90, passed away early Saturday morning May 11, 2019 at Northern Light AR Gould hospital in Presque Isle. He was born April 22, 1929 in Presque Isle, the son of Robert and Margaret (Wallace Prescott) Flewelling. He is remembered as a man who devoted his life to his family and community.
Bob graduated from Presque Isle High School in 1947. As a teenager, he worked at local grocery stores before gaining employment at Northern National Bank in the auditing department in 1949.
In December 1950, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, serving in Germany as an accounting tech with the 317th Troop Carrier Wing. He completed his regular service as a Master Sergeant at the Presque Isle Air Force Base in 1954 and then served 3 years in the Air Force Reserve.
After active duty, Bob returned to Northern National Bank. He held a variety of positions, rising to Vice President. He retired early in 1988 and then worked a variety of jobs including as a census supervisor and a merchandiser for Kraft Foods.
In 1961 Bob met the love of his life, Marie. They married in 1962 and raised two boys, Gregory and John. Bob and Marie loved travelling, often to the Boston area to visit Marie's family. He loved taking his family to Red Sox games, the beaches, historical sites and museums. Bob and Marie also loved the Boston Pops and going to plays in the theater district.
Bob was very active in civic affairs. He was a lifetime member of the Presque Isle Kiwanis Club for 54 years, serving as president, vice president, and director, as well as lieutenant governor of New England Board of Kiwanis. He received the Kiwanis International's George Hixson Award. He was also active in varsity basketball, the Chamber of Commerce, the Fish and Game Club, and American Legion Post 88.
Bob was passionate about and very involved with harness horse racing and the Northern Maine Fair, serving as its treasurer for more than twenty years, and then assistant treasurer until his passing.
Bob is survived by two sons: Gregory Flewelling of Presque Isle, John Flewelling and his wife Jennifer of Sanford, two grandchildren; Jacob and Olivia Flewelling, a sister Elizabeth Sheddan of Plainville, CT. and close friends Lynwood and Jessica Winslow of Mapleton. He was predeceased by his wife Marie (Iodice) Flewelling.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11AM on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Caribou. The service will be immediately followed by a time of fellowship and remembrance at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds Forestry Building. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Honor Flight Maine ( Online condolences may be shared at
Published on May 13, 2019
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May 13, 2019