ROCKPORT — Richard Gilbert Robertson passed away on Nov. 29, 2016, at his residence in Rockport, at the age of 73. He was born in Denver, Colo., on March 5, 1943, and studied art at Goddard College in Vermont.
After working as an apprentice in a pottery studio in Japan for two years, he returned to the U.S. and began making pottery in the Japanese style. He attended Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he met his wife, Lynette, who survives him. He is also survived by his three sons, Michael of Rockport, Ian of Hope and Logan of Beverly, Mass., together with their families, including seven grandchildren.
Richard was a storyteller. Those around him were blessed to hear the story of the grace of God in his life. An avid fly fisher and outdoorsman, he was fond of his dogs, raising oxen teams and he played and made mountain dulcimers.
A graveside service was held Dec. 2 at the New Rockville Cemetery in Rockport, where he was buried. A memorial service is tentatively planned for April 29th , 2017, at Lakeview Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 188 Rockland St. in Rockport.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lakeview Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 188 Rockland Street, Rockport, ME 04856.