DEXTER- Robert E. Crawford, 81, died August 24, 2013, at his home in Dexter. He was born in Augusta, February 12, 1932, the son of Harold and Blanche (Watts) Crawford. \n\nHe served in the U.S. Force for two years. After the service, he worked for Bangor Hydro and Electric Company for 38 years, retiring as superintendent of diesel and hydro power production.\n\nRobert was very involved in community affairs. He was Past President of the Dexter Historical Society, Past President of Dexter Lakes Association, and Past President of the Dexter Water Board. He also oversaw many of the recent renovations of the Abbott Memorial Library, following a family bequest.\n\nHe is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Retha T. Crawford of Dexter; a son, Darrell Crawford and his wife, Kathryn of Eddington; a granddaughter, Amy Clement and her husband, Scott and their daughter, Allyson of Hampden; a grandson, David Crawford of Brewer; a brother, Charles Crawford and his wife, Barbara of Beverly, MA; a sister, Donna Lagasse and her husband, James of Dexter; several nieces and nephews.\n\nBob was predeceased by 2 daughters, Tammy and Kathy.\n\nGraveside services will be held 11 AM, Friday, August 30, 2013, at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter, followed by a reception at the Knights of Columbus Hall. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the charity of your choice.\n\nArrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter.