FRANKFORT – Robert Gordon Treat Jr., 53, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Aug. 10, 2004, following a long and courageous battle with CLL Leukemia and metastasized colon cancer. Bob was born Oct. 15, 1950, in Bangor, the son of Robert G. Treat Sr. and Sylvia (Carter) Treat. Robert served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era. He was stationed in the Delta area, serving with the 1st Infantry Brigade. Robert drove truck and operated heavy equipment most of his life. He was employed for the last 15 years at Casella Waste System Inc. in Hampden as a landfill supervisor until his illness last year. He enjoyed sports, loved the Red Sox, N.Y. Giants, NASCAR racing and Maine Black Bear Hockey. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, an all around outdoorsman, including golfing, bicycling, camping and recreational diving. He enjoyed working out and weight training at Stork’s Gym in Winterport. He enjoyed working on and driving his classic cars over the years, most recently his 1969 Chevy Nova. He also enjoyed cruising Maine on his Harley Davidson Electraglide. He especially enjoyed vacations the past several winters with friends and family, cruising Oahu, Hawaii and Florida on motorcycles and in his jeep. He was a member of the Martina McBride Fan Club and attended many of her live concerts and was also a member of the Odd Fellows in Winterport and the East Orrington Congregational Church. Robert is survived by his mother, Sylvia of Bangor; his son, Fred and his wife, Lynn and grandson, Brandon, of Daleville, Ala.; son, Robert “Bobby” of Portland; daughter, Emily of Orono; a sister, Ruth and her husband, John Kroll of Verona Island; special nephew, Jeffry Dunham Jr. of Bucksport; his cats, Buttons and Martina. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Robert “Bob” and Sophie Treat; and father, Robert Gordon Treat Sr. He will be remembered for his dry sense of humor. He loved all of his family and so many friends and co-workers: He wanted to thank them all for their love and support during his illness. Special thanks to Al Stork for all his kindness, taking Bob to treatments and time spent with him. He is also remembered by his Army buddy and friend, Steve Martinez of Morgan Hill, Calif. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden. A funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Frankfort Congregational Church. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Winterport. A gathering for a continued time of fellowship and remembrance will be held at the Frankfort Congregational Church, after the interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Robert G. Treat Jr. Memorial Leukemia Fund, care of EMMC Charities, P.O. Box 404, Bangor, ME 04402-0404. Condolences may be expressed through www.hampdengilpatrick.com