Portland, ME – Robert D. Mooers, 74, of Gardiner died on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Manor after a battle with cancer.
He was born on April 10, 1938 in Gardiner, ME a son of the late Lewis M. & Bernice M. (Davis) Mooers. He grew up Gardiner attending local area schools and graduated from Gardiner High School.
Following high school, Bob joined the US Marine Corps and served his country before coming home at which time he went back to school and received an Associate’s degree from Thomas College. While attending Thomas College he also was given the Thomas Award. During his lifetime he went back to school several times and received a BS from the University of Maine, a CNA license from the Central Maine School of Nursing as well as obtaining a State public accountant’s license.
Bob held many jobs throughout his life; he owned and operated the F.N. Boston Fuel Company in Gardiner, from there he became the general manager of Gardiner Oil Co. He then went on to be Dist. Agent and security salesman for John Hancock. He also held several jobs as a public accountant including Artype, Inc., LaVandee, Inc. and the State Dept. of Education. His working career ending as a nursing assistant, working at the Veterans Hospital in Togus. He also served as the Mayor of Gardiner from 1976 - 1978.
He was a member of the Highland Ave United Methodist Church in Gardiner as well as the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church in Port Charlotte, FL. He was also a member of the Gardiner Lions Club; he was the youth fellowship leader at Highland Ave United Methodist Church and a former member of the Highland Ave Methodist Church choir.
He is survived by his five children: David W. Mooers and his wife Sue of Hampden, ME; Richard L. Mooers and his wife Lisa of Waterford, CT; Robert L Mooers and Leslie Ellis of Dresden, ME; Holly J. Fontaine and her husband David of Edgerton, WI; Heather J. Dykes and her husband Mike of Naples, FL, and their mother Judith E. (McIntire) Cross of Port St. Lucie, FL. He leaves a sister Barbara (Mooers) MacFarlane and her husband Larry of Litchfield, ME, seventeen grandchildren and three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Jeffrey S. Mooers who died in 1967 and brother of the late Altha (Mooers) Purdy.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Highland Ave United Methodist Church, Highland Ave, Gardiner.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
American Cancer Society
1 Bowdoin Mill Island
Topsham, ME 04086