CLINTON, Miss. — James Lowell O’Daniel, 50, of Clinton, Miss., died tragically Aug. 3, 2019, from injuries he received after being struck by a vehicle during the 12th annual Bikes, Blues & Bayous Bike Ride in Greenwood, Miss. Born Feb. 18, 1969, in Cambridge, Mass., Dr. O’Daniel graduated from Vergennes Union High School in 1986. He received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering in 1990 from Cornell University and his Masters and Ph.D. from Penn State University in 1998. He joined the U.S. Army’s Engineer Research and Development Center the same year as a Research Structural Engineer where...

MONKTON — Ronald W. Beeman, age 73, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at Helen Porter Nursing Home. Ron was born in Ticonderoga, N.Y. on July 10, 1946. He was the son of Walter and Freida (Jabot) Beeman. He grew up in Orwell, Vt., where he received his early education. He worked as a supervisor at Simmonds Precision in Vergennes, Vt., for his first career position. He then worked in landscaping both in Vermont and Florida for many years. He retired from his last position as electronics technician at Senix Corporation in Hinesburg, Vt. On Sept. 28, 2000, he married Patricia A. (Misha) Gluck. They...

RUTLAND — Bernard E. Brown, 88, died unexpectedly Friday morning, Aug. 2, 2019, at his residence. He was born March 25, 1931, in Middlebury, the son of Edward Joseph Brown and Dorothy (Tatro) Brown. He attended school in Bristol before being sworn into the Army and proudly serving in the Korean War as part of the 187th Airborne Division. Bernard married Jo-Ann Emilo on Sept. 8, 1962. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. He was a tradesman throughout his life having worked for Polymer’s Plastic and lastly for Alderman’s Chevy in Rutland. Bernard was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic...

ADDISON — Thomas J. Frankovic Sr. passed away peacefully on Aug. 2, 2019, after a brief illness. He was born April 5, 1944, in Passaic, N.J. to Nell (Potoczak) and Joseph A. Frankovic. He graduated from Wayne High School in 1962, served as a corpsman in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1963-1965 and was a police officer for 25 years with the Township of Wayne, N.J. Police Department, where he founded the K-9 corps with his own German Shepherd. In retirement he volunteered as a foster grandparent through RSVP. Tom was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by daughter JoAnn (Kevin) Knox of...
RIPTON — The graveside committal service and burial, for Freeman Todd, age 93, who died May 5, 2018, in Mountain Home, Ark., will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m., at Cook Cemetery in Ripton. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.  
SALISBURY — A memorial service will be held for Spencer Wright, who died May 14, 2019, on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m., at the family cottage on Leisure Lane, Lake Dunmore. The road is next to the Branbury Beach entrance and anyone interested in attending can follow the signs leading to the site. The service will be held rain or shine. For more info contact Gary Wright at 413-782-7871.

CORNWALL — Robert B. Bingham 89, died Sunday, July 28, 2019, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington after a brief illness. He was born in Cornwall Oct. 22, 1929, the son of Albert R. and Carrie I. (Boardman) Bingham. Bob was a graduate of Middlebury High School class of 1947. He married Marolyn Brooks on June 16, 1951. Bob was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and an associate member of the Cornwall Congregational Church, the Small City Steppers of Vergennes and the Green Mountain Boys 4-H and co-leader with Marolyn of the Cornwall Calf and Conservation 4-H. Bob will...

Barbara Marie (Tuttle) Forrest
BRANDON — Barbara Marie (Tuttle) Forrest, age 81, passed away unexpectedly in Wildwood, Fla., July 5, 2019. Born in Meriden, Conn., on Jan. 30, 1938, daughter of Alfred and Alice (Garrand) Dubois. She was married to the father of her children, the late Kenneth e. Tuttle, and in 1987 married the love of her life, Harry Forrest. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Sheryl Kimball (Marcel), Donna Forrest (Harold), and Cathy Bird (Chris), seven grandchildren: Heather Gagnon, Wendy Christenson, Jerimi Forrest, Samantha Gilmore, Ashlee Bird, Michael Forrest and Heidi Forest; seven...

MIDDLEBURY —  Walter Richard “Dick” Calhoun died July 27, 2019, at Helen Porter Healthcare at the age of 92. He was born in Middlebury, the son Walter and Evelyn (Muldoon) Calhoun. Walter attended Middlebury Public Schools, and 8th grade at St. Mary’s School, the first graduating class in 1940. After his first two years of high school in Middlebury Walter left Vermont to attend seminary college, first in Maryland and then in Ottawa, Canada. He returned to Vermont and did graduate studies in Classical Studies from the University of Vermont. Walter served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952, during...

MIDDLEBURY — Kathleen June Gonzalez, age 62, passed away, peacefully on Friday evening, July 26, 2019, at Helen Porter Health & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. Kathy was born in Middlebury on January 12, 1957. She was the daughter of Narciso and Barbara (Casey) Gonzalez. She grew up in Middlebury and went through the local school system, graduating from Middlebury Union High School, class of 1975. In her earlier years she worked as a waitress at the Middlebury Inn. Kathy loved children and helping others. She spent many years volunteering as a Girl Scout Leader during her daughter’s...


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