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Robert Ross "Bob" Renwick

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Robert Ross "Bob" Renwick Obituary
Robert Ross "Bob" Renwick, 84
PORTLAND - Robert Ross "Bob" Renwick died on April 11, 2016, at home in Portland, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born on April 17, 1931, to Erle B. and Helen C. Renwick in Portland and spent almost his entire life in Maine.
Bob graduated from Deering High School in 1949 and attended both Oberlin College in Ohio and Bates College in Lewiston. It was at Oberlin that he started to develop his lifelong love of music. He married Margaret Stevenson of Bournemouth, England, in 1960. They lived first in New Jersey and then in Portland where Bob worked first at Canal Bank and later at the First National Bank (later Maine National) in the Trust Department. Bob stayed at the latter job for almost 30 years, eventually promoted to the rank of Vice President. Meanwhile, his musical avocation continued; he served as church organist and choir director at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Falmouth for 18 years, and later he joined the choir at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke in Portland, serving for more than 20 years. His volunteer activities also included work with the Portland Community Concerts, the Portland Concert Association, the St. Luke's Vestry, and service with the AIDS Project and AIDS Lodging House. In later life, he met his partner, Ivan Jenny, with whom he spent 24 happy years and whom he married in 2013.
Bob is survived by husband Ivan Jenny; children Stephen, Caroline, and David Renwick; brother Erle Renwick Jr. and sisters Dorothy Wurlitzer and Jean Paul.
The family would like to express their thanks to the devoted caregivers from Home Instead Senior Care, Home Health Visiting Nurses, and Hospice of Southern Maine.
Funeral services will be held at St Luke's Cathedral on Saturday, April 16, at 11 a.m. with interment in the Bishop's Memorial Garden there. For online condolences, please visit our website at www.coastalcremationservices.com

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Apr. 14, 2016
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