CORNWALL — Janet Warren, 74, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, of cancer, consequent upon an inherited genetic anomaly that predisposes carriers to numerous cancers.
Janet grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, came to Middlebury to attend college, and stayed for the rest of her life. Some will remember her from her long tenure on the staff of the original Vermont Book Shop, in the era of the founder Dike Blair, and his successor Laura Scott. Janet was a creative cook, an accomplished artist, an avid gardener, a dedicated lover of animals, and a committed partisan of nature and the environment.
VERGENNES — Garry Steady, 61, of Vergennes died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020.
A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Independent.
EDWARD C. “ED” HAGGERTY, No. 12 in a Seton Hall Prep football game
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Edward “Ed” Clifford Haggerty died peacefully amidst loved ones on October 26, 2020, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was 87 years old and predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Margaret (Marti) Kerr Haggerty.
An international Public Relations Specialist and Advertising Executive, Ed worked on five continents during a 45-year career.
Ed was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1933 to Anna and Earl C. Haggerty. He attended Seton Hall Preparatory School in South Orange, N.J., and in 2010 was inducted into the Seton Hall Prep Hall of Fame as part of their illustrious football team of...
MONKTON — Charles Weisenbach, 97, passed away Monday, November 16, 2020, at Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury, after a short illness.
He was born October 25, 1923, in Monkton, the son of Frederick and Julia Kandzior Weisenbach.
He was a farmer, trapper, raised chickens and bailed hay. He was a member of Libanus Masonic Lodge in Bristol, 30-year member of Monkton Cemetery Association, and Monkton Florona Grange.
Predeceased by his wives Edith and Thelma.
Charles is survived by his cousins Richard Sherman of Bristol, George Sherman of Bristol, Beverly Ross of...
SHIRLEY HARRIET SCARBOROUGH
MIDDLEBURY — Shirley Harriet Scarborough, age 89, passed away Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at her home in Middlebury.
Shirley was born in East Dover, Vt., on Dec. 29, 1930. She was the daughter of Carroll and Adella (Goodell) Haskins. She grew up on the farm in Guilford, Vt. She graduated from Brattleboro High School and Castleton Teachers College. She taught in West Dover, Forest Dale, and Middlebury for over 37 years. She resided in Whiting for over 40 years and had been a resident of Middlebury for 24 years. She was a member of the Brandon Baptist Church and the Vermont Teachers Association.
WILDER — Brooks Holcombe Barron, 89, of Wilder, passed away peacefully Oct. 31, 2020, at the Jack Byrne Center in Lebanon, N.H.
Brooks was born Aug, 3 1931, in Cambridge, Mass., to Louise Brooks (Holcombe) Barron and Arthur Henry Barron. He was raised in Darien, CT, and spent those formative years in a multitude of pursuits, among them trips into New York City to hear music. He was a fine athlete and paddled the length of the Allagash River in 1947.
Brooks joined the Marine Corps and spent his tour teaching Judo and Jujitsu to members of the French Foreign Legion in various countries around...
SUSAN WERNER BARRON
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Susan Barron passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 20. Born to Ruth Meyer Werner of Nebraska and Ernest Werner of New Hampshire in Nov. 1944 in Silver Spring, Md., Susan and her late brother Charles lived with their parents in Maryland, Florida and Ecuador, where her father worked for the FAA and she developed a love for languages and travel.
A graduate of Palmetto High in Miami, she attended the University of Florida, where she earned a B.S. in journalism, was a varsity cheerleader, and a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. After graduation, she moved to New York City...
CATHERINE S. EUBER
ORWELL — Catherine S. Euber, 84, of Orwell, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. She was born Aug. 27, 1936, in Middlebury to Frederick D. and Florence G. Sampson.
On June 30, 1960, she married Gordon F. Euber in St. Paul’s Church in Orwell.
She is survived by her son, Daniel Euber of Bristol; her daughter, Eugenie Mongeur of Orwell; brother Frank Sampson of North Carolina; sister Joyce Pratt of Rutland; two grandsons, Jordan Euber of Orwell and Christopher Mongeur of Poultney; four granddaughters, Ashli Mongeur of Orwell, Tanaya Mongeur of Florida, Sydney Euber of New Orleans, La., and Grace Euber...
BRANDON — Luise Kempel, daughter of Helmut and Julianne (Christ) Kempel, was born in Newark, N.J. on Dec. 7, 1942, and died on Nov. 9, 2020, at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester, Vt., in the presence of friends.
Luise is survived by her beloved poodles, Harry and Heddi; her brother, Karl Kempel, and his children Joshua and Marin. Luise was a teacher, skier and swimmer, well-traveled, an avid reader and passionate about the color purple, a collector of giraffes and a beloved volunteer at Stephen A. Douglas museum and other organizations. Honoring her wishes, there will be no...
STEVEN C. LACKEY
ESSEX JUNCTION — On Nov. 9, 2020, Steven C. Lackey took his last walk with the love of his life and wife of 39 years, Sue Lackey, and passed into the arms of God.
A quiet, easygoing and resourceful man, Steve was passionate about his family, his friends, and his beloved game of golf. Steve took great delight in teaching others how to play golf and sharing his broader knowledge of the sport. He could analyze any swing and help improve it. An avid sports fan, Steve loved to attend his sons’ and then grandchildren’s games and always encouraged their love of their chosen sport. He taught or...