BANGOR – Robert C. Covell, 86, passed away peacefully May 6, at a Bangor hospital.

He was born Sept. 28, 1922, in Willimantic, Conn., the son of Henry T. and Eva (Goodine) Covell. He graduated from Monmouth Academy in 1940 and regularly attended school reunions.

After serving in the U.S. Navy, he graduated from the University of Maine, class of 1944. As an undergraduate, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity, the football team, drama, the yearbook staff and president of his class.

Bob was very involved in the community throughout his life, in Jaycees, Kiwanis, Penobscot Valley Regional Planning Commission, Eastern Maine Development Corp., Orono Town Council and as a volunteer reader at the Asa Adams School. He was most proud of his University of Maine and was a tremendous alumni, giving his spirit, energy and generosity as a member of the Alumni Association and timekeeper for the football, men’s basketball and baseball games, right up until this year.

Bob began his career as a claims adjuster for Travelers Insurance Co. He married his wife, Elaine (Toop) of Auburn, April 15, 1950. His passions were gardening, politics and all New England sports.

Bob is survived by his wife, Elaine; his daughter, Jewel and son-in-law, Don Powers, of Orono; his son, Jay and daughter-in-law, Kim, of Milford; grandchildren, Courtney Campbell and husband, Nate, of Orono, Eric Powers of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Erichka Churchill of Old Town and Nicholas Covell of Milford; great-grandchildren, Jackson, Chase and Solece Campbell; brother, Waldo Covell and wife, Janet of Waterville; sister, Mildred Covell of Greene; and nephews and nieces, Allan Wilson of Suffield, Conn., Scott Wilson of Plainville, Conn., Mark Wilson of Yarmouth, Sue Ann Randall of Freeport, Teddi-Jann Covell of Orono, Schari-Fran Roy of Waterville, Brian Covell of Evanston, Ill. and Daniel Covell of Brunswick.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Muriel Wilson and Priscilla Onidi; and a brother, Henry Covell.

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