BANGOR – Robert W. Kaulfers died Dec. 23, 2004, in Boston. He was born April 28, 1951, at Bangor, the son of Melvin and Alice (Soucie) Kaulfers. He was raised by Margaret Robinson at a farm on the North Road in Newburgh. Bob attended grammar school in Newburgh, high school at Hampden Academy in Hampden, and SMVTI in South Portland where he earned a degree in hotel/motel and Restaurant management. In his early youth Bob used to earn spending money by carrying water for drinking and washing from the Robinson farm to Hill School in Newburgh. A good part of his life was spent working for Maine Central Railroad interspersed with jobs as a chef in Maine, South Carolina and Florida and on the research ship, the Monob out of Florida. He’ll be remembered as a hard worker. He was a competitive sports enthusiast playing basketball and running cross country for Hampden Academy, playing and coaching basketball for SMVTI, playing in softball leagues, golfing and fishing. He is survived by his friends, Richard Howard, James Condon, William Hanson, Terry Tesseo, David Cross; along with many others, as well as his friends from childhood, Richard, Reginald and Edward Pare. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at the Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland. The Rev. Philip Shearman will officiate. Burial will be at a later date at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.