Obituary: Robert George Munster – Portland Press Herald


Robert George Munster

CABARETE, Dominican Republic – Robert Munster died of heart failure while surfing at a favorite beach. He was born on September 29, 1948 in Miami, Florida to William and Geraldine Munster. He grew up in Portland and Falmouth, graduating from high school in Hollywood, Florida. He was a veteran of the United States Army in Vietnam. He earned degrees in occupational therapy, counseling and was a certified craniosacral therapist. A traveling OT, Bob has worked across the United States in clinics, nursing homes, and schools. A therapist for the Upledger Institute, Bob has treated people all over the world, including dolphin therapy in the Bahamas and therapy in the lagoons of Iceland. He returned to Maine and fulfilled his dream of building his own home and clinic called Hands on Therapy. He was a highly regarded holistic healer whose clients regained their mobility and felt good about themselves.

Bob has surfed all over the world, competing in many tournaments. An amazing gardener and gatherer of wild plants and edible mushrooms, Bob prepared and shared delicious meals. In 2009 he retired to the Dominican Republic and worked part time in clinics, wrote travel articles and authored three books about his unusual life. He returned to Maine each summer and traveled the country spending quality time with his beloved grandchildren, family and friends.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Jessica (Sean) Edwards, his son, Paul Munster; two brothers, James (Karen) and David Munster, three sisters, Joan (Bill) Martin, Laura (Scott) Zeidler, Elizabeth (Mark) Manduca; four grandchildren; 15 nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held August 6 at Old Orchard Beach.

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