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CARL “BILL” BERGER

MANCHESTER, N.J. — Carl William Berger (known as Bill), 84, of Leisure Knoll, Manchester, N.J., died peacefully at home on Monday, March 9, 2015.

Born in Philadelphia, Bill lived in Bala Cynwyd and Valley Forge, Pa., Baltimore, Md., and Upper Montclair, N.J., before moving to Manchester, N.J., in 1996. He became an Eagle Scout at the age of 15 and later became an Explorer Scout Ranger and served on the staff at Camp Delmont, BSA, for four summers.

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LINDA BURDETT

MIDDLEBURY — Linda Willard Burdett, 93, of Middlebury, died on Friday, March 12, 2015, with her loving family at her side. She was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on Nov. 22, 1921, the daughter of Grace Van Evera Willard and George Gale Willard. She lived in Des Moines, Iowa; Pasadena, Calif.; Detroit, Mich.; and Evanston, Ill., as well as New York City, New York.

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JOY CLARK

MIDDLEBURY — Joy Marie Clark, age 82, passed peacefully from this life and into our Father’s presence on Monday, March 16, 2015, with loved ones at her side at her home in Middlebury.

Ms. Clark was born in Isle La Motte on Feb. 2, 1933. She was the daughter of Alcide and Rena (Jarvis) Bonneville. She grew up on Isle La Motte where she received her early education and graduated from Mount St. Mary’s High School in Burlington, class of 1951.

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ZULKA CORD

MIDDLEBURY — Zulka Cord, 99, of Middlebury died peacefully on March 12, 2015.

The daughter of an Austro-Hungarian diplomat born in Smyrna, Turkey, in 1915, she grew up at diplomatic posts in Stockholm and Rome and was a Czech citizen. Married before World War II, she escaped with her husband and children in 1948. A naturalized American, she lived in Washington, D.C., for 60 years before moving to Vermont in 2013.

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MARLIN CRAM

BRANDON — Marlin Albert Cram, 68, formerly of Brandon, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the home of his daughter and care provider, Dawn Miller, in St. Albans.

He was born in Middlebury on Aug. 13, 1946. He was the son of Mahlon and Helen (Gove) Cram. He grew up in Salisbury where he received his early education and attended Middlebury Union High School. He afterwards served a stint in the United States Army.

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ALICE HODGES

BOMOSEEN — Alice M. Hodges, 82, died early Wednesday morning, March 11, 2015, at the Residence at Otter Creek in Middlebury.

Born Feb. 12, 1933, in Elizabeth, N.J., she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah (Schippert) Reid.

Alice was a graduate of Barrington High school, Newark, N.J., and also was a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Geology.

She was a member of the Castleton Woman’s Club. Alice was an avid reader and enjoyed bird watching, gardening, boating, crossword puzzles and Lake Bomoseen.

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GERALD G. KEMP SR.

NEW HAVEN — Gerald G. Kemp Sr., 87, of New Haven died on March 12, 2015, at Burlington Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born March 19, 1927, in New Haven to the late Donald and Lena Kemp.

He worked as a mechanic for many years at several shops in the area and at the Vermont Teddy Bear factory. His family says he enjoyed life and loved animals and spending time fishing and modeling airplanes.

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RUTH LAFLAM

VERGENNES — Ruth Ester LaFlam of Vergennes passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington.

She was born Sept. 3, 1930, in Ferrisburgh, the daughter of George and Mildred Britell Danyow.

She was a graduate of Vergennes Union High School, and she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Vergennes American Legion.

She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth R. LaFlam (May 1997), and her son John A. LaFlam (July 2010).

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BONNIE PARENT

HINESBURG — Bonnie J. Parent, 63, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at UVM Medical Center in Burlington.

She was born Aug. 12, 1951, in Middlebury, the daughter of Walter and Minnie (Haskins) Stokes.

She was a member of United Church of Hinesburg. Her family says she enjoyed coin collecting, playing cards and church bazaars.

She is survived by her daughter Rinda and Frank Raymond; three grandchildren; a sister, Ila Hall; three brothers, Robert, John and Gloria, and Michael and Wanda Stokes; and several nieces and nephews.

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PETER WATSON

AVON, N.Y. — Peter Norman Dingman Watson, 70, of Avon, N.Y., died peacefully in his beloved Vermont sugarwoods on March 6, 2015.

The son of artist Aldren A. Watson and writer Nancy Dingman, he was born in Paterson, N.J., on Sept. 7, 1944. He graduated from The Putney School and the University of Vermont.

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