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Robert David Stevens, 95

Obituaries

Robert David Stevens, 95

BATH — Robert David Stevens, 95, died Aug. 14 at HillHouse Assisted Living, where he was a resident for the past year.

He was born in Bath on Dec. 4, 1916, the son of Hiram T. and Harriet (McDonnell) Stevens. He graduated from Morse High School in the class of 1935, for which he was the class treasurer.

Stevens joined the U.S. Army and proudly served his country in the South Pacific during World War II. Stevens returned home and attended the New England Institute of Anatomy and Embalming School, class of 1950.

On Oct. 4, 1952, he married Roberta Hathorne and the couple resided in Woolwich to raise their family. The couple owned and operated Sea Acres Cottages at Popham Beach for 46 years. Stevens also ran his own building and contracting business. 

Stevens was a life member of the Bath Lodge of Elks, the VFW and the American Legion. He was a member of the Phippsburg Congregational Church, served for many years as a trustee of the Popham Chapel and was a longtime member of the Popham Beach Improvement Association.

Stevens loved baseball and over the years followed the Boston Braves, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Mets. He enjoyed jazz music and reading about the Civil War. He also had a passion for golf, playing during his retirement years and well into his 80s at the Sebasco Golf Course.

He is predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Roberta; his sisters Carol Burke and Jane Stevens; and brother Hiram C. Stevens.

He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Wellman, and her husband, Peter, of Bennington, Vt.; granddaughter Abigail S. Sturgeon and her husband, Mark, of Burlington, Vt.; grandson Robert P. Wellman and his wife, Danielle, of Hinesburg, Vt.; granddaughter Hannah W. Wellman, of Somerville, Mass.; a great-grandson, Sawyer Stevens Wellman; a sister, Ellen Staley, of Bath; and nieces Nancy Lebel, Suzanne Norton, Sally Boucher and Jane Burke.

A funeral service was held on Aug. 25 at the Popham Chapel.

If you would like to make a memorial donation in Stevens' name, the family requests it to be made to the Popham Chapel Fund, c/o William Racine, 859 Washington St., Bath, ME 04530.

To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit www.desmondfuneralhomes.com.