Robert Wieluns
Robert Wieluns
Robert Wieluns
Robert Wieluns
Robert Wieluns

Obituary of Robert Wieluns

Dr. Bob Wieluns Ph.D., 78 Dr. Bob Wieluns passed away peacefully at his home in Waldoboro Maine, with his beloved wife and children by his side, on Tuesday July 7th 2020. Bob was born August 28th 1941 in Paterson New Jersey to Gertrude Silver Wieluns and Maxwell Charles Wieluns. He is survived by his loving wife Susan Vassar Wieluns, children Dana Carle Wieluns (Stephen) Legawiec, Zachary Maxwell Taylor (Lenka) Wieluns, and Sarah-Taylor Vassar Silver Wieluns, sisters Natalie Cancell and Paula Nath, niece and nephews, four beautiful grandchildren, his extended family, and countless friends from near and far. Bob graduated from Rutgers University in 1962, where he was a Phi Sigma Delta brother and a force on the rugby field, with a Ph.D. in Ceramic Engineering. He subsequently worked for DuPont Company, until his early retirement from there. In 1980 Bob and Susan (and baby Zak) moved north to Friendship Maine permanently, winterizing their summer residence. Bob delved into home construction in Maine, then as a consultant for Apple Computers, and was also an educator for the University of Maine in computer software training. He was an avid member of Rockland’s Unitarian Universalist church, and also volunteered his time with Maine’s Attorney General Office and as a paralegal to the Pine Tree Legal Assistance Inc. Bob was always aiming to advance himself for the good of others! Upon the college graduation of their youngest child, Bob and Susan set off on their long-seeded retirement plan to serve in the Peace Corp. They left for the mountains of Armenia, and were Volunteers on that mission from 2004 to 2006. Since returning to their beautiful (second) home in mid-coast Maine, the picturesque Wieluns “farm” in Waldoboro, Bob and Susan continued their selfless giving efforts with Partners for World Health, a Portland based non-profit. This volunteerism led them on humanitarian trips to Cambodia, Tanzania and Zanzibar, as well as their on-going work for the organization back in Maine, which Susan continues to this day. Their most recent adventure had this globe-trotting couple trekking 150 miles from Portugal to Spain on its historic spiritual pilgrimage route, El Camino de Santiago. Bob also graciously gave his time to the Waldoboro Public Library, where he was on the Board of Directors. His nature photography has landed in such publications as the Medomak Valley Land Trust calendar. And he and Susan spent many winters “sweeping” down the ice on Maine’s Belfast Curling Club teams. But his greatest prides in life remained the successes and joys of his children and family… all made only possible by Bob’s brilliant guidance, unwavering strength, inspiring example, unconditional support and the depths of his love… not to mention his witty sense of humor! May we all find the power to pass forward these immense gifts he gave to the world. A private celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Partners for World Health in Bob’s honor: 40 Walch Drive, Portland Maine 04103, or www.PartnersforWorldHealth.org
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