Robert R. Packard, 1961 - 2015

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Robert R. Packard, 53, of Auburn, was welcomed to heaven by our Lord Jesus on June 10, 2015. He passed at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn, and after a courageous battle with Pancreatic cancer he is now at peace in the arms of the Lord Jesus. In his departure from this world Robert leaves all of us with the memories of his love, loyalty, kindness, wisdom, discipline and humor, allowing us to embrace and cherish our special memories with him in our time of sorrow. Born in Bristol, CT, on December 4, 1961, he was the son of Corwin R. and Roberta A. Packard. Educated in local schools, he was a graduate of Lewiston High School, Class of ’80. In 1988, he met the love of his life, Tammy Maxim, and they were married on July 10, 1999. Over the course of his working life he was employed as a printer at EPX/Maine Printing in Portland, and also worked at Coca-Cola in South Portland, and finally at the NAPA warehouse in Westbrook, retiring due to his illness two years ago. A devout Christian, he was a member of East Auburn Baptist Church. Robert enjoyed traveling with his wife, with their favorite destination being Atlantic City. An avid outdoorsman, he loved to fish and hunt, and was a member of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association, a group dedicated to the German Short Hair Hunting breed. He also had a life-long love of cars, whether driving, working on, or talking about them, enjoyed going to car shows, was a former member of the Nostalgic Novas Club, and even took classes in body work. He was also a dedicated fan of NASCAR and New England sports teams especially trips to Fenway Park. With all that Bob accomplished in his life, his greatest accomplishment is the love of his family. Besides his loving wife, Tammy, of Auburn, he is survived by his mother, Roberta Packard and Albert of Lewiston, mother-in-law Nancy Merrill of Litchfield, a son, Joel Maxim and wife Jenifer of Auburn, a daughter, Elizabeth Packard of Auburn, a step-brother, Michael Whittier and wife Nancy of Poland, two step-sisters, Debbie Pelchat and Andrea Hinxman and husband Frank both of Auburn, brother-in-law Ronald Maxim and wife Wendy of Litchfield, a sister-in-law, Karen and husband Rob Haskell of Lewiston, three grandchildren, Anyssa Logan, Autumn Packard, and Leland Maxim, and nine nieces and nephews, Derek, Tyler, Kodie, Sarah, Benjamin, Samantha, Becky, Brian and David. He was predeceased by his father and stepmother, Corwin and Francis Packard, his maternal and paternal grandparents, nephew Jason and a brother, Brian. 

Funeral Notice

PACKARD, Robert, 53, of Auburn, died in Auburn on June 10, 2015. Visitation will be held at the East Auburn Baptist Church on Friday, from 1 - 2 PM, followed by a service at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made in his memory to the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, 29 Lowell Street, 5th Floor, Lewiston, Maine 04240.

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