Robert E. Winchenbach, Sr., obituary

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 9:15pm

CAMDEN — Robert E. Winchenbach, Sr., 85, died on August 20, 2021 at the Sussman House in Rockport.

Born in Waldoboro on January 25, 1936, he was the son of Thomas F. and Ruth (Fairbrother) Winchenbach.

On August 25, 1954, Bob married Elizabeth Garland in Waldoboro.

A long-time member of the Chestnut Street Baptist Church in Camden, Bob had previously served as a deacon and trustee. Bob loved children, and at church children would greet him and put out their hands to receive a piece of gum.

For many years, Bob owned and operated his own painting business, Robert Winchenbach Painting Company doing residential painting and wall papering. In his earlier years, Bob had worked for the family of Albert Hoffses and a poultry farmer.

Bob enjoyed woodworking, camping and canoeing with their circle of friends. He and Liz also took several cruises to Alaska and extended road trips.

Surviving is his wife, Elizabeth G. Winchenbach, of Camden; two children, Robert E. Winchenbach, Jr. and his wife, Susan of Searsmont, daughter Elizabeth Winchenbach of Westbrook; two grandchildren, Chris (Emily) Keene from Arizona and Timothy (Kas) Keene from New York; two great-grandchildren, Mayla and Willow; one brother, Thomas (Louisa) Winchenbach; sisters Phyllis, Hazel and Ann.

Bob was predeceased by a sister Ruth Castner and her husband, Jack.

The memorial service will be held  Monday, September 27, 2021, at 11 a.m., at the Camden Hills State Park Pavillion on the water side of Route 1.

Private interment will be held in the Dutch Neck Cemetery in Waldoboro.

Memorial gifts may be made to PAWS, P.O. Box 707, Rockport, Maine 04856.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the Winchenbach family at Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.