Steven Roberts

Obituary of Steven Terry Roberts

Milo - Steven Terry Roberts, born in Milo, Maine on August 6, 1950, passed away peacefully and without pain at St. Joseph’s Hospital Hospice, Bangor on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, surrounded by his sisters and a loving nurse and friend from the Maine Veterans’ Home where he lived. Steven was predeceased by his father, William Coburn Roberts; his mother, Marjorie Isobel (Wilson) Mosher; and his son, Shaine David Roberts. He is survived by his sister, Sharon Roberts Corcoran of Old Town; his “baby sister”, Sheila Corbett and husband, Bill, of Castine, his son, Steven Terry Roberts Jr. of Sangerville, his daughter, Heidi Burtt and husband, Allison, of Easton, his daughter, Ronnie Lynn Mitchell and husband, Kevin, of Easton, his son, Coby Travis Roberts of North Carolina, his son Ryan Lee Roberts of Texas, his many grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins and loving friends. Steven served two terms as a Marine in Viet Nam and received the Viet Nam Service Medal with Purple Heart Combat Action Ribbon, RVN Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Rifle Marksman Badge, and other awards, commendations and medals. He was Corporal at the time of being honorably discharged from the military. After Viet Nam he earned an Associate Degree from what is now known as Kennebec Valley Community College. His occupations ranged from lumbering and farming in Maine to working on oil rigs in Texas, where he suffered the loss of his right leg. He enjoyed life to the fullest and sharing the stories of his experiences. Steven cared deeply for his fellow soldiers in Viet Nam and gave of himself to assure their protection. The violence of military service and what it requires of its soldiers haunted him through his days, leaving him with PTSD and regular nightmares. He was a sensitive young man called upon to perform acts of violence, which he terribly regretted. From his experience he learned the importance of diplomacy. Ultimately though, he was very proud of being a Marine and boasted quite a collection of Marine hats. Steven was secretive about the things he did to help his friends, friends of the family, and complete strangers. He would go out of his way to give aid, even when he was in much need himself but would choose to overlook that. He helped many people along his path of life. Steven also inherited from his grandfather, Coburn Roberts, a wonderful gift of cheering up others with stories, and jokes. He could be very funny in his attempts to help others through their difficulty, when in reality his heart was breaking. Steven enjoyed participating in Harley motorcycle fundraisers for Toys for Tots and other fundraisers. He was a huge fan of Harley Motorcycles, and when the children of his second marriage became old enough he purchased Harleys for each of them. Unfortunately, while riding on one of his adventures he crashed and, because he was not wearing a helmet, suffered a traumatic brain injury that took him months from which to recover. His final three years and nine months were lived at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Bangor, Maine, where he joined the Marine Corps League. He became lovingly surround by residents and staff who grew to become such close family that he had hoped to pass at the Maine Vets Home, surrounded by those folks who he loved, unfortunately the opportunity was not possible due to the intense physical pain that he suffered. Instead, many of the staff who became like family visited Steven at hospice, surrounding him with love. The family are sincerely thankful to the medical staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital Hospice Care, Bangor, where he was lovingly, compassionately, and respectfully attended by Dr. Milburn and the nursing and CNA medical staff of the sixth floor. Steven made it clear that pain management was of the utmost importance to him during his final days and St. Joe’s fulfilled that wish for him. The family are also grateful for all the lovely staff and residents at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Bangor for their excellent care and utmost respect they showered upon Steven. They will always have a place in our hearts. Special thanks go to Julie Quinn and Danielle Rand for being with Steven and his sisters during critical decision-making times. Your support and experience have been a tremendous help. Thank you to everyone from Greg Urban, Meghann Derosier, Jeane Linehan, Jeff Merry, Ken Mitchell, Gwen Curtis, Michelle Keene, Jasmine Paine, Jamie Nesler, Ann Ross for gifting Steven with his well-loved sloth, Emma Stanley, Editha Young, who organized fun activities, stocked his personal pantry and kept Steven rocking with music, and Lisa Morton, who joyfully became Steven's "personal assistant" and Sheila's go-to contact. We wish we could name everyone, please know that we lovingly appreciate the care and compassion each of you gave to our brother, father, uncle, cousin and friend. Thank for the love you shower upon the residents. A remembrance service will be held at the Lary Funeral Home in Dover Foxcroft, 62 Summer Street, on Saturday, July 24 at 10:00AM. Following the service there will be a graveside Military Honors Ceremony and brief committal prayer and bugler playing taps at Evergreen Cemetery, Milo. When the graveside ceremony is concluded there will be a reception for family and friends, location to be announced at the conclusion of the remembrance service. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages gifts be made to the Maine Veterans’ Home in Bangor, specifically for their D-Unit Activities Fund. Their address is Maine Veterans' Home, 44 Hogan Rd, Bangor ME 04401. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Condolences and memoires may be expressed at

Remembrance Service

10:00 am
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Lary Funeral Home
62 Summer Street, PO Box 128
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, United States
207 564-3391

Graveside Committal Service with Military Honors

Evergreen Cemetery
Park Street
Milo, Maine, United States
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