1936 – 2014

AUBURN — Robert H. Juneau, 78, of Litchfield, passed away on Saturday, July 19, in Auburn.

He was born in Lewiston on June 18, 1936, to parents Edmond and Mercedes Juneau. He was educated in the Auburn school system. At the age of 17, he joined the U.S. Marines. He fought in the Korean Conflict and in Vietnam. Between the Marines and the Maine National Guard, he completed a total of 28 years in the military.

In 1990, he started the Marine League in the Lewiston-Auburn area; at that time, he recruited over 200 Marines. He became the state commandant and later became the national junior vice commandant of New England. He later started the Young Marines of Maine. Many of his young people went on and joined the Marines after they completed high school.

He was also involved with the American Legion of Sabattus.

He leaves behind his wife, Janet Coulombe Juneau, of Litchfield; four sons, Michael, Russell, Wayne and Steven of the West Coast; and two daughters, Pamela of California and Karen of Montana. He also leaves behind three stepsons, Robert Chenard of Alabama, Randy Chenard of Washington and Travis Chenard of Maryland, and a daughter, Tracy, of Massachusetts. He had been a great influence in the lives of his grandchildren, whom he loved and respected.

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