Robert O. Haberland

November 3, 1932 - July 19, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: July 24, 2017

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at New Life Church, 551 Alfred Rd., in Biddeford.

Robert O. Haberland, 84, passed away on July 19, 2017, at River Ridge Center in Kennebunk. He was born on November 3, 1932, in Lynn, Massachusetts, the son of Herman and Veronica (Sargeant) Haberland.

Bob attended local schools and like so many young men of his generation, Bob served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman during World War II.

Bob had many jobs throughout his life. He was a steel worker, carpenter, welder and lobsterman. With his love of children, Bob’s favorite job was being a school bus driver. Bob married Fay Goodwin Haberland, in June of 1981 in Springvale and they have been happily married for 36 years.

Bob had a love for the Lord and was a true servant at heart. He attended Curtis Lake Church and enjoyed years of missionary work in Russia, Africa and the Ukraine.  Bob then attended New Life Church where he continued to serve others selflessly.

Bob is survived by his wife, Fay Haberland, of Alfred; his son, Robert Haberland and his daughters, Jane Simpson, Kathy Proto and husband, Ray; Robin Watson and husband Phil; Lorie Guertin and Terri Crosby and husband Russ; his grandchildren, Paige, Ashley, Bethany, Faith, Derek, Danielle, Kayla, Jacob, Rebekah and Hannah; his great grandchildren, Adrien, Dylan, Devin, Mason, Paisley and Lidia; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at New Life Church, 551 Alfred Road, in Biddeford.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.


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