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PLYMOUTH – Robert Lewis Batchelder, 74, passed away November 29, 2010 at a Pittsfield hospital after a long battle with heart disease and COPD. He was born February 10, 1936 in Dexter a son of Max and Vera Evelyn (Cole) Batchelder. He grew up in Dover-Foxcroft and was a “jack of all trades.” He was a former police chief in Newport, a bus driver, foreman at Dexter Shoe Company, and service manager at St. Albans Mobile Homes. He was proud to serve his community as a Mason and member of Anah Shrine. He enjoyed woodworking and was well known for the beautiful things he made. Bob was a friend to many, always helping in any way that he could. He always had a smile on his face and a great sense of humor. He brought love and joy to the lives of everyone around him.

He is survived by his loving son, Leslie “Bo” Batchelder of Plymouth; two brothers, Maurice “Buddy” and wife Roberta Batchelder of Land O’ Lakes, FL, and Philip Batchelder of Dover-Foxcroft; his aunt and uncle Allen and Betty Cole of West Seboeis; and aunt Barbara Cole of Dover-Foxcroft; and his companion, Carol Hodson of Plymouth.

He was predeceased by his son Russ Batchelder of Corinna, his uncle Gordon Cole of Dover-Foxcroft; and his beloved dog “Mandi”.

In keeping with Bob’s wishes there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at

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