MIDDLEBURY — David M. Marshall, 62, of Middlebury and formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa., died early Thursday morning, April 4, 2013, at his home.
He was born on Dec. 27, 1950, in Pittsburgh, Pa. After high school he enlisted in the United States Navy. He worked as a custodian for a rehabilitation hospital in Harmarville, Pa., and later in the kitchen at UPMC St. Margaret. After moving to Middlebury he was a faithful volunteer at the Community Suppers at the Congregational Church in Middlebury.
VERGENNES — Edward Robert Tasko, a Vermont resident for the last 21 years, passed away at the Burlington Health & Rehab Center on April 1, 2013, at the age of 82.
Edward, known as Bob to family and friends, was predeceased by his son Richard; his mother, Dorothy; and his father, Edward.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, June. They were married in South Bend, Ind., on June 1, 1952.
BRANDON — Scott Alan Clark, 48, died Friday, March 29, 2013, at his home in Brandon, following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Proctor on Jan. 15, 1965. He was the son of Herbert E. and Patricia (Shortsleeves) Clark Jr. He grew up in Brandon where he received his early education and attended Otter Valley Union High School.
BRANDON — Scott (Svend) Gonge, 82, died peacefully Tuesday late afternoon, March 26, 2013, at Cedar Hill Farm in Brandon with his wife, Lisbeth, at his side.
He was born on Dec. 23, 1930, in Copenhagen, Denmark, the only child of Svend Gonge and Kirstine Birgitte (Petersen) Gonge. He received his education in Denmark.
SALISBURY — Donald “Chief” Goodrich, 84, of Salisbury died Saturday morning, March 30, 2013, at his home after a brief illness with his family at his side.
He was born June 10, 1928, in Salisbury, the son of the late Wilbur and Irma (Douglas) Goodrich.
He married Mildred (Phelps) Goodrich on Sept. 3, 1949, in Chittenden. Together they operated the Goodrich Farm in Salisbury since 1955.
His family says he enjoyed family gatherings and especially his trips hunting and working on his property in Illinois with family and close friends.
EAST HARDWICK — Canaan Scott Howard, 5, of East Hardwick died unexpectedly on Friday, March 15, 2013, at Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington.
He was born Nov. 1, 2007, in Berlin, the loving son of Kelly and Sarah (Buckleybradley) Howard. He attended preschool at Four Seasons of Early Learning in Greensboro Bend.
SUMMERFIELD, Fla. — Melvin G. Merrill, 87, formerly of Shelburne, Vt., died March 17, 2013. He was a retired materials manager at Simmonds Precision in Vergennes, Vt., and a yacht broker for Bruce Hill Yacht Sales at Shelburne Shipyard.
Born Aug. 3, 1925, in Waltham, N.Y., he was the son of Eric and Blanche (Evarts) Merrill. He attended high school in Port Henry, N.Y. He also played saxophone and clarinet for the popular band the Vermonters from 1945 to 1962.
LINCOLN — Herbert M. Parker, 84, of Lincoln passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Porter Hospital in Middlebury.
He was born Feb. 24, 1929, in Saranac Lake, N.Y., the son of Howard and Rena York Parker.
VERGENNES/WATERBURY — Mary P. Grace, 69, of Vergennes and formerly of Waterbury, died at home on Sunday evening, March 24, 2013. Born in Colchester on Nov. 10, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Ursula (Thomas) Piche.
On Oct. 3, 1964, she married John Grace in Johnson. They made their home in Waterbury where she was a homemaker raising her two children. Later, deciding to pursue a career in education, she graduated from Johnson State College in 1985 and became an educator at the Moretown Elementary School, from which she retired.
MONKTON — Richard David “Dick” Jerome, 77, of Monkton passed away peacefully on March 27, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Dick was born in Burlington on Jan. 14, 1936, the son of the late David and Beulah (Mitchell) Jerome.
On Jan 31, 1953, he married the love of his life, Veronica LaBelle, and they began their life together in Panton, where he was employed by Simmonds Precision and retired after 38 years of service.
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