Robert D. Humphrey

CORNISH — Robert D. “Robbie” Humphrey, 50, of Maple Street in Cornish, died at his home on Aug. 15, 2012, of a sudden heart attack.

He was born in Portland on Jan. 12, 1962, the son of Harold and Judith Warren Humphrey. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Sacopee Valley High School.

As a young man, he delivered newspapers in Cornish for several years. He was also a former member of the Cornish Fire Department during high school and in his younger years. He worked construction for most of his working life and was employed by Risbara Construction, Blue Rock and R.G. Grondin and Sons. Later, he owned and operated his own driveway sealcoating business for several years.

Robbie enjoyed horse racing and going to casinos. He also liked fishing and camping as well as painting, gardening and working around his home. He had been an avid bowler, and in the early 1980s, he bowled a 2164, which made him House Champion at Strike and Spare Lanes. He also loved animals, especially his cat, “Tigger.” He liked to tell stories and above all, he loved spending time with his loving family.

He was predeceased by both of his parents.

Surviving are his daughter, Melissa Barczak of Hawaii; two sons, Robert Humphrey Jr. and Matthew Humphrey of Cornish; a stepdaughter, Crystal Knapp of Pennsylvania; his longtime girlfriend, Jill Morris of Hiram; a sister, Shelly Edgerly of Cornish; a brother, Michael Humphrey of Limerick; three grandchildren; as well as several loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life was held on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple Street, Cornish.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Cornish Fire Department, P.O. Box 631, Cornish, ME 04020 or the Sacopee Rescue, P.O. Box 367, Parsonsfield, ME 04047.

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