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JOHN HENRY RUBLEE
STARKSBORO — John Henry Rublee died on Oct. 28, 2020, at his home at the age of 80. He was born June 18, 1940, in Starksboro. He was the son of John H. Rublee, Sr. and Irene (Girard) Rublee. He worked his whole life on farms and more recently doing lawn maintenance. He took pride in his own lawn and flowers. John is survived by his brother Bruce (Terry) and sister Beverly; three nieces and two nephews; and good friend and neighbor Dan Bromley. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Richard and a nephew. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov 2, at Brown-McClay Funeral...
RUTLAND — Elizabeth Forguites passed away on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 at Rutland Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 4, 1934, in Forestdale, Vt. She was predeceased by her parents Carl Forguites and Gladys (Cook) Forguites and a sister Barbara (Forguites) Lee.  She is survived by a niece, Melinda (Lee) Mackissock of Brandon, Vt., and a nephew, Jeffery Lee of Leicester, Vt. She worked for the A&P grocery store for 37 years before her retirement.

HOMER L. JACKSON
RIPTON — Homer L. Jackson of Ripton died peacefully at home surrounded by his family Oct. 24, 2020, at the age of 77. He was born March 15, 1943, to Eunice Strayhus in Brandon. In 1965 he married Geraldine (Vassau) Jackson at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Homer lived in Vermont and raised his family here. He started a career of truck driving for many years. Before his retirement he worked for Nop Brothers and Son Farm. He enjoyed being outside and spending time with his family, which he loved so much. He enjoyed listening to classic Country music and watching Westerns on TV. Nothing made him...

ROBIN LEE JONES
MIDDLESEX — Robin Lee Jones, 60, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Ferrisburgh. He was born in Worcester, Mass., on July 18, 1960, the son of Donald and Barbara (Lambert) Jones. Robin began work as a carpenter at age seventeen and has since built, renovated and repaired homes throughout his community. His deepest passion however, was for racing; first with a successful motocross career in his teens, which later turned to rally cars.  Robin is survived by his daughters, Casey and Payton Jones; former wife Catherine Jones; his father Donald Jones Sr. of Middlesex; siblings Donald Jones Jr...

GERALDINE “GERRY” MYRICK
MIDDLEBURY — Geraldine “Gerry” Myrick, 83, of Middlebury, passed away at the Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center on Oct. 23, 2020, after a long period of declining health. She was courageous and kept her sense of humor to the end. She was born Geraldine June White in 1937, the youngest of five children, to William H. and Isabelle Noble White of Middlebury. Gerry married her high school sweetheart, Duane, shortly after graduating from high school. She was a dedicated and beloved wife, mother and grandmother. For several years she served as the secretary for Rev. Wally Anderson,...

CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH “BETTY” NELSON
BRISTOL — Charlotte Elizabeth (Betty) Nelson passed away peacefully on Oct. 21, 2020. Betty was born to Ernest and Olive Raby in Massachusetts on Sept. 15, 1928. She met her future husband, Carl Nelson, while he was stationed at Fort Dix in New Jersey. She moved to and married him in his hometown, Bristol, Vt. They raised three children, Peter, Neil and Carlene in Bristol. Charlotte was an active member of the Bristol Federated Methodist Church since her move to Vermont: She was always involved in the Sunday school, as a teacher and superintendent, and most church activities. She was a member...

JOSEPH P. “BUCK” ROGERS JR.
MIDDLEBURY — Buck passed away peacefully on Oct. 23, 2020, surrounded by children and grandchildren. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., on March 11, 1936, to Joseph P. Rogers, Sr. and Helen (Montgomery) Rogers. He moved to Middlebury, Vt., in 2007. Buck graduated from The Manlius School in 1954, Yale University in 1958 and Fordham University Law School in 1969. After serving in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant (JG) on the USS Edmonds and practicing as a Certified Public Account, he joined the law firm of Hawkins Delafield & Wood in 1969 as an associate. In 1977 he became a member of the firm. He...
SHOREHAM — Robert Nathan Euber, 70, passed into the Kingdom of God on Oct. 15, 2020. He was born in Middlebury on Nov. 10, 1949 Bob, as he was known, was the son of Nathan and Claire Euber (Doody) of Shoreham. Bob is predeceased by his parents Nate and Claire; a sister, Diane Marie; and brother-in-law Walter “Cobb” Weber. He leaves his wife of 25 years, Janet; brother John Euber of Mayor, Ariz.; sisters Beverly Weber of Berlin, N.Y.; Linda Piper and husband Bob of Sudbury, Vt.; Theresa Reginbald of Middlebury; Wayne “Buzz” Euber of Middlebury; and Raymond and Terry Munger of Cedarville, Ohio...

GEORGE E. HALL
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. — George Edward Hall III, Terry to his friends and family, passed away Oct. 17, 2020 from complications of heart disease. He was born in Claremont, N.H., to George E Hall Jr. and Nancy (Brooks) Hall on Nov. 20, 1938. He grew up in the Edgemont section of Scarsdale, N.Y. He graduated from Bronxville High School and attended Cornell University. In 1961 he moved with the family to Starksboro, Vt., and began a very varied and interesting life. Terry traveled to Alaska with John Teal to capture musk oxen and establish a musk ox farm to benefit indigenous people. This was followed...

REV. WILLIAM MORRIS CAMPBELL
MIDDLEBURY — Rev. William Morris Campbell died Oct. 2, 2020, in Middlebury, Vt., at age 80. A Memorial Service will be held Nov. 6, 2020, at the Congregational Church of Middlebury, 30 North Pleasant Street, and a celebration of life in Circleville, Ohio, in 2021. Bill is survived by his wife, Carol Campbell; children Catherine Wright (Aaron), Elizabeth Campbell (Stephen Young), and Donald Campbell (Melissa); brother David Campbell (Cuc); and grandchildren Anna and Charlotte Wright, Charles Young, and William Campbell.  Bill was predeceased by his parents, Donald and Charlotte Campbell, and...

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