Robert William Rideout Sr.
April 9, 1936 ~ November 13, 2023
Bucksport , Maine
Resided in: Rochester, New York
Robert William Rideout
Proud US Marine Corps Veteran, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 13th at the age of 87 surrounded by love. He was born in Bucksport Maine, on April 9th, 1936. He entered the service in 1956, where he studied Atomic Biological & Chemical warfare. Robert earned the good conduct medal and the expert riflemen medal. His Marine Corp. Assignments took him to Hong Kong, Formosa, Okinawa, Japan, Korea, Philippines and the Island of Borneo.
After serving our Country as a Marine he left Millinocket Maine for Rochester, New York to work at Kodak and Lechase Construction as a safety engineer until he retired. His service to our country was his proudest assignment. Robert is predeceased by his first wife Gail; mother and father, Theresa and Wendell Rideout; siblings: Arnold, Marilyn and Joan, Wendell Jr. Gene and beloved brother-in-law, Ray Barfield and sister-in-law Angie Licausi; twin great granddaughters, Jaydah and Sariah Rideout
He is survived by his 2nd wife Christine Powers; siblings, Carol (Mike) Beagan, Judy Barfield, Sandra Rideout, Charles Rideout; children: Len Rideout and Robert Rideout Jr; 2 bonus sons, Will Wedge and Kurt Richie; 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; many friends, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Robert loved music, he had a great voice and loved to use it. His storytelling and making others laugh. Most stories involved shenanigans he partook in. He was loved by all who knew him.
His final resting place will be in Millinocket Maine alongside his first wife Gail and other beloved family members
He was one tough Marine until the end.
At ease soldier, well done.
The family wishes to thank Unity Hospital and Hildebrandt Hospice for the tender care given to Robert.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making memorial donations to Hildebrandt Hospice or a local hospice, they are angels on earth; or Honor Flight Rochester
There will be future celebrations of life in both New York and Maine