LEVANT – Robert E. Dort, 50, was called home to Heaven, May 3, 2006, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Aug. 8, 1955, in Bangor, the son of Louis and Clarice (Marden) Dort. Bob graduated from Higgins Classical Institute, Charleston in 1973. He worked at Bangor Ford for 27 years and served on the Brewer Fire Department for two years and the Kenduskeag Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years, five years as chief. Bob was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Exeter. He enjoyed hiking, four-wheeling, reading, hot air ballooning, and anything to do with the outdoors. Bob also loved to travel, take pictures, geocaching, history, and exploring. One of his favorite times was exploring the B52 crash site on Elephant Mountain. He enjoyed boat rides on Moosehead Lake with friends and trips to Wade and Lee’s cabin for bean suppers were also very special to him. Bob cared about people and knew that was most important. He always thought about others first no matter what he was going through. He was always the biggest ham at any party or event. He was loved by all and was a true “Giver.” Bob was a die hard Ford fan despite encouragement and pressure from his friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his parents of Kenduskeag; his loving wife of 21 years, Ida (Grant) Dort; his beloved daughter, Emily Dort, both of Levant; two brothers, Richard L. Dort of Plymouth, Brian Dort and his girfriend, Kelly Conroy, of Levant; his sister and husband, Kathryn and Don Griffith of Levant; nephew, Richard R. Dort of Plymouth; niece, Nicole Bishop of Levant; aunts, uncles, cousins; and a very special cat “Homely.” He is also survived by his parents-in-law, Ron and Betty Grant of Hudson; sisters-in-law, Julie and Brenda; brothers-in-law, James, Kenneth, and Bill and their families. The family would like to thank Grant 6 East nursing staff, CancerCare of Maine’s entire staff, Dr. Miklos Simon for the wonderful care and compassion during Bob’s valiant struggle with cancer. A special thank you to the many friends who have loved and supported our family during Bob’s struggle, especially Wade and Lee McLaughlin, Harold and Mary Bailey, and Pete Meade. May God bless you all. A service of remembrance will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Exeter Cornerstone Baptist Church, with Pastor Stan Griffin, officiating. Friends may call 12:30 p.m. Saturday until time of the service. If you would like to remember Bob in a special way, gifts in his memory may be sent to the Cornerstone Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 131, Levant, ME 04456 or to the Levant Heritage Library, P.O. Box 1, Levant, ME 04456. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com