John Wesley MacNary
BRANDON — John Wesley MacNary, 53, of Brandon died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at his home.
He was born in Newburgh, N.Y., on Aug. 12, 1955. He was the adopted son of Robert and Muriel (Johnson) MacNary. He received his early education in local Newburgh, N.Y., schools and was graduated from Newburgh Free Academy, class of 1973. Following graduation he joined the U.S. Army and served a three-year hitch. Following his honorable discharge he returned to civilian life and work in construction as a heavy equipment operator. He had worked in many states including Pennsylvania, South Carolina and California. In 2000 he moved to Vermont and for the past two years had made his home in Brandon.
Family members report that he enjoyed the arts, was a talented musician and artist, was a born-again Christian, and had a big heart.
Surviving is his mother Muriel MacNary of New Windsor, N.Y.; three brothers, Robert MacNary of Denver, David MacNary of Gardiner, N.Y., Alan MacNary of Williamstown, N.C.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held on Friday, Oct. 31, at 11:30 a.m. at Cornwall Baptist Church, Main St., in Cornwall, N.Y. The Rev. Stephen Recite will officiate.
A private burial will take place, at a later date.
Contributions may be made, in his memory to the Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733.
Leonard S. Holbrook Sr.
WALTHAM — Leonard S. Holbrook Sr., 81, of Waltham died on Sunday, Oct. 19, at his home.
He was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Monkton.
He served a total of seventeen years in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Korea and his rank was SH2. Family say he was happiest when he was doing the things he loved. He was a master craftsman, hunter, and fisherman. He also loved to restore cars and fix whatever was broken. He was always busy, and when he wasn’t he could be found reading or cooking a tasty meal.
He is survived by his wife, Geneva O. Holbrook; eight children, Leonard S. Holbrook Jr., Tammy, Joseph Enos and wife Jacqueline, Robert Enos and wife Janey, Elton Holbrook and wife Lisa, Mark Holbrook and wife Michelle, Laurie Holbrook, Sanford S. Holbrook II and wife Bobbi Lynn; 17 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, all of Vermont.
There will be a family service at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph to honor his military service.