Robert Laverne Matthews

PITTSTON – Robert Laverne Matthews, 63, of Pittston, died Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Alfond Center for Health in Augusta, after a brief illness.

He was born in Norfolk, Va. on Dec.r 2, 1958, the son of Albert and Bernetia (Copes) Matthews.

After high school Robert worked with his best friend Mike Tart and his dad Shorty Tart doing commercial fishing, and he also worked as a pipe welder at Newport News Shipyard. In 1980 he enlisted in the United States Army and severed three years.

Robert loved the outdoors, being on the water, running his dog Oakley in the fields, and really enjoyed watching movies, collecting DVD’s, shopping at Best Buy, and electronics. He had a wonderful sense of humor.

He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother Roger Matthews.

Robert is survived by his wife Sally (Hall) Matthews of Pittston; a sister Brenda White and husband Richard of Virginia, a brother Dean Matthews; and a cousin Dora Ellsworth and husband Wayne of Virginia.

Visiting hours will be celebrated on Monday, May 23 from 4 – 6 p.m., at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner. A private military burial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted with Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website,

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