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Condolence From: Virginia Smith
Condolence: Uncle Sam was a large figure in our lives, not only growing up when we shared so many family times, from Waltham to Edgecomb to Damariscotta, but the many years of Sam and Abbie hosting Maine Family Reunions. We will all miss him for what he meant to each of us, with his generosity of spirit, boldness, and his example of determination and fortitude. Auntie Abbie, Bev, Deb, Chris, and Fran: Thinking of you as you process this loss. Our thoughts and love are with you.
Thursday November 29, 2018
Condolence From: Carole Fraser Fowler & Nort Fowler
Condolence: Dear Abbie, Chris, Fran, & all the Family, We have had devastating losses, too, and have come to know that loved ones who depart from this earth never truly leave. They are still alive in our hearts and, through us, they live on. Sam will do the same and because he was such a wonderful, kind, accomplished, hard working and community-minded man, he will be remembered by countless people. Sam was one of a kind; an icon in this community and beyond. His & Abbie's loving kindness to Bunny will always be in our hearts. We're so sad for all of you. We send deepest sympathy & prayers at this very difficult time. Carole & Nort
Thursday November 15, 2018
Condolence From: Wayne Henry
Condolence: There just are no words for what Sam has meant to me.. from his wedding days, children, summer vacations and how he scolded me when I screwed up. It was sad to see this bigger than life man's health fail in recent years, but always had a kind word for me and my family. Rest in Peace you 'Terrible Tickler', till we meet again.
Sunday November 11, 2018
Condolence From: Susan and Richard Sewall
Condolence: Thinking of you all, Hope you all find your happy and funny memories help to get you this difficult time. I will see you soon , with love and peace.
Saturday November 10, 2018
Condolence From: Greg Latimer - Sally Lobkowicz
Condolence: Our thoughts and prayers are with the Roberts family, and Sam's extended family of employees at Lincoln County Publishing Co. Sam truly led by example, not only in Maine journalism, but with his many other publicly-minded endeavors. Best wishes... Heartfelt condolences.
Friday November 09, 2018
Condolence From: Margie
Condolence: To Auntie Abbie, Bev, Deb, Chris and Fran. Uncle Sam was important in my life, loving, generous and strong. What fun we had as kids at Cottage Point when he took us waterskiing! (He also taught us to work at the paper, move buildings and presses!) He loved his family, worked hard and with his many successes, gave back to his community. How I will miss him!
Friday November 09, 2018
Condolence From: Joe Wilkey
Condolence: Our sympathy and condolences to Abbie and all the Roberts children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Thank you, Sam. I salute you, Sir.
- Joe Wilkey and family
Thursday November 08, 2018
Condolence From: CARLA HEISTEN
Condolence: My deepest condolences to the Roberts family on the passing of Sam. I remember well my days at the Lincoln County News with you all, and my friendship with Chris, Paula and the family. Thinking of Sam brings back so many memories. It has been a long time now, and I am sad to hear the news.
Wednesday November 07, 2018
Condolence From: Rose M Prior
Condolence: My condolences to all of you. I loved working with your folks back in the day. Sam taught me so much on the computer and I am forever grateful.
He was a sweetheart!


Wednesday November 07, 2018
Condolence From: barbara
Condolence: Uncle Sam, I know you are in a better place, but you will be so missed by so many. How do I even begin to thank you and Aunt Abbie for everything you have done for my mom, my daughter and myself? There are no amount of words to express my love and respect for you. Love always Barb
Wednesday November 07, 2018