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July 3, 1938 ~ March 19, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Robert Cain, 84, of Newcastle, Maine passed away unexpectedly at home on the evening of March 19, 2023.
Bob was born in Camden, Maine on July 3, 1938. He was the son of Robert and Ethel Hall Cain. He grew up in Camden and attended Camden High School. In 1960, he graduated from University of Maine in Orono. While in college, he married Mary Dean, and raised five children.
Bob started his career at the General Accounting Office in Washington, DC where he earned his CPA. In 1964, he returned to Maine and continued his career in accounting, eventually becoming a CFO. In 1987, he joined People's Regional Opportunity Program (PROP) a non profit organization that focused on helping the at risk population. There he developed his passion for helping others and retired in 2002.
Throughout his life Bob was an avid sportsman. He was a letterman in all his highschool sports; coached youth sports for over 30 years; played tennis at the USTA level as captain of a mixed doubles team; played golf at the lowest level; and was the best sports fan that Lincoln Academy and Medomak Valley High School ever had. Other interests included deep sea fishing in Bimini; owning and racing horses throughout New England and NY; and was an avid collector who never missed an auction.
Bob was committed and passionate about his community. Bob spearheaded the replacement of the steeple on the Damariscotta Baptist Church; served on the board of Youth Promise and Weymouth House; participated in Miles of Friends; and in 2004 was named an honorary member of the Women's Missionary Circle of DBC. He always connected with people needing a friend, young or old. Bob felt a calling for involvement with youth and particularly youth at risk, sponsoring and mentoring them.
Bob also played a major role in his wife's Midcoast Dance Studio, from selling recital tickets, to tap dancing in shows, to being the candyman. His love of theater brought him to NY and many Broadway shows. He loved his best friends, the DePasty family, the Donlan Family, Jay and Kathy Morris, the Tennis scrambles, and the golfing gang.
Bob was predeceased by his parents and three Noll grandsons.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Faye Cain or 42 years; his children and their spouses, Kimerly, Gary and Kimberly, Sheri and Jim, Barbra and George, Craig and Gracie, Kate and Warren, and his foster son Jon Cunningham; his sister, Frances Hart; his aunts, Helen and Esther and numerous cousins; eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren; as well as his faithful dog China.
A celebration of life will be held at the CLC YMCA in Damariscotta on Saturday, June 24th at 1:00 pm. Following the celebration of life service, there will be various fund raising events from 2-4 PM. Events will include triples tennis tournament, basketball shoot out, and possibly a golf putting contest with all proceeds going to children's programs. More exact details will be published as they become finalized and available. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Newcastle Food Pantry, PO Box 46, Newcastle, ME 04554; or Midcoast Humane, 5 Industrial Parkway, Brunswick, ME 04011.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, Maine. Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.