Robert Avery Collemer, 89


Robert Avery Collemer, 89, died Thursday, June 16, 2022, at his home in Franklin, Massachusetts. Born in Camden on January 20, 1933, he was the son of Harry M. and Geneva E. (Mahoney) Collemer and was a graduate of Camden High School, Class of 1951.

Bob married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Arlene (Robbins), on August 18, 1951 in Camden. Residing in Franklin for 62 years, he worked 40 years as an engineer for Parker Hannifin Corporation (formerly Metal Bellows Corporation) in Sharon. Their Maine roots have forever remained in their hearts.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 71 years, Joyce Collemer; loving brother-in-law, Everett Fizer and his late wife Carolyn of Lincolnville; uncle to Michael Fizer and his wife RaeAnn of Blackstone, Massachusetts; Patricia (Fizer) Needham and her late husband Mark of Franklin, Massachusetts; Susan (Fizer) Haskell and her husband Mark of Lincolnville; his late nephew Peter Fizer of Stoughton, Massachusetts; his late nephew Fred Moody and his wife Margo of Lincolnville; Philip Moody and his wife Karen of Lincolnville; and his late nephew Dana Moody and his wife Victoria of East Corinth.

He was predeceased by his brother Amos Collemer of Camden; and his sister- and brother-in-law Pauline (Robbins) and Waldo Moody, of Lincolnville.

Bob served in the U.S. Army for two years 1955 until his honorable discharge in 1957.

He was stationed in Germany, earning the rank of SP3.

He was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman who loved boating, fishing, hunting and snowmobiling.

Bob was a member of King David’s Lodge #62, Lincolnville and the Medfield, MA Sportsman’s Club. He and Jo shared many fun trips to the New Hampshire White Mountains region, and he enjoyed motorcycle rides with Jo, Everett and Carol, John and Rita, and several other friends.

A graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery, Route 52, Lincolnville, Maine at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2022. Condolences may be shared with the family at Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Union Cemetery Association, c/o Jean Botley, Treasurer, 63 Tucker Brook Road, Lincolnville, ME 04849

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