Frederick Christian Rasmussen Sr.
BRANDON — Frederick Christian Rasmussen Sr., 85, died Thursday, Dec.
27, 2007, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. He was born in Mount
Ross, N.Y., on Oct. 15, 1922, the son of Walter and Marie (Heiser)
He received his early education in local Mount Ross schools. In his
earlier years he ran the family farm with his father in Mount Ross. He
was a member and deacon of Vedder Church in Gallatin, N.Y. He belonged
to the Mount Ross, N.Y., Grange. On Aug. 21, 1954, he married Irene
Molnar at Vedder Church in Gallatin.
They moved to Pittsford in 1957 where they purchased their farm on
Route 7. He was a dairy farmer all his life. He retired in 1996.
He is survived by his wife, Irene Rasmussen of Pittsford; two children,
Carl Andrew Rasmussen and Mary Ann White, both of Pittsford; and six
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, many of whom live in the
He was predeceased by a son, Frederick Rasmussen Jr., in July 1984; a brother, Oscar Rasmussen; and a sister, Florence Hapeman.
A private funeral service will be held at a later date at the Miller
& Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon. Entombment will follow the
service at Pine Hill Cemetery, where the graveside committal service
and burial will take place at a later date.
Memorial gifts may be made to The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse and Hospice, 7 Albert Cree Drive, Rutland, VT 05701.
David Allen “Pappa Dave” Quintin
RICHMOND — David Allen “Pappa Dave” Quintin, 53, of Richmond, formerly
of Essex, died on Monday, Dec. 31, 2007. He was born in Montpelier on
July 13, 1954, the son of Philip V. and Theresa (Demartino) Quintin.
He was raised and educated in Montpelier. He served for four years
with the United States Coast Guard, 19 years with the Vermont Army
National Guard, and was a veteran of Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi
He was employed for most of his life as a master electrician. He was a
lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Montpelier and the
Bristol American Legion, Post 19.
He is survived by his wife, Constance Quintin; his three children,
Tyler Crumbley and wife Kristen of North Carolina, Levon Quintin and
Lisa of Florida, and April Lyn Quintin and Victor of Florida; a
granddaughter; step-children, Aaron, Michael, and Adam Josey; two
step-grandchildren; a sister, JoAnn M. Quintin of Brookfield; brothers,
Nicola J. Quintin of Essex, and Peter J. Quintin of Oakland, Calif.; an
uncle, Albert Quintin; aunts, Alice Parrow, Del and Bud LaCasse, and
Rosalie and Lauren Paquette; five nephews and nieces; two grand-nieces,
Madelline and Laurel Maxham; and extended family.
He was predeceased by his brother, Michael Quintin.
Visiting hours will be on Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, from 4 to 7 p.m., and
funeral services with full military honors on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 11
a.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St. in Winooski.
Richard Alan Plant
CHARLOTTE — Richard Alan Plant, 77, died at his home in Charlotte on
Dec. 30, 2007, after a long battle with multiple myeloma. He was born
June 16, 1930, in Winooski, the son of Oliver Leon Plant and Edna
As a child he attended St. Francis Xavier School, and Cathedral High
School in Winooski. Later he attended LaSalle Extension University. He
served in the United States Navy during the Korean War as a
beachmaster. His responsibilities were to set up radio command on the
beach for ship to shore communications.
Upon leaving the Navy, he worked as an accountant for New York Life in
Hartford, Conn., after which he returned to Vermont and was employed
for several decades at General Electric Company in Burlington as a
systems manager for plant services until his retirement.
According to family he was an avid reader, and loved the arts, opera,
Shakespeare, and poetry. He appreciated his French Canadian heritage
and his humble upbringing. His diverse interests included fencing, Tai
Chi, Qigong, chess, astronomy, meditation, fly fishing, hunting, being
an LCI Derby winner, the art of conversation, and being together with
his close friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Louise (St. George) Plant, of 53 years;
three daughters, Rachel Plant and her husband Richard Shappy of New
Haven, Michele Alderman and her husband Don of Colchester, and Renee
Plant of Charlotte; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four
brothers and one sister, Paul Plant of Williston and Lucia Plant of
Charlotte; Arline and Patrick Augustino of South Burlington and Madeira
Beach, Fla., Robert and June Plant of Winooski; John and Lynn Plant of
Burlington, and Bryan and Sandy Plant of Essex Jct.; and many nieces
Calling hours will be between 4 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at LaVigne Funeral Home at 132 Main Street in Winooski.
The funeral mass will be held on Friday, Jan. 4, at Our Lady of Mount
Carmel Church in Charlotte. Interment will be in spring of 2008 on a
date yet to be determined.
Memorial donations may be made to Multiple Myeloma Foundation at
http://www.multiplemyeloma.org or MMRF, 383 Main Ave. 5th Floor,
Norwalk, CT 06851.
Andrew J. Koll
EAST MIDDLEBURY — Andrew J. Koll, born April 23, 1929, in Baltimore,
Md., the only son of Andrew and Margaret Reil Koll, passed away on Dec.
25, 2007. A sister, Doris Stahley, predeceased him in the 1990s.
Andrew attended Baltimore Poly Tech in his teen years, and graduated
from Johns Hopkins University majoring in electrical and electronics
engineering. He earned his Ph.D. from Costal University in San Diego,
Andrew loved to travel in Europe, especially in the countries of Italy,
Turkey, Greece and Portugal. He was a partnership owner of a computer
filament business named Central Service Corp. in Alexandria, Va.
Thereafter he began to travel coast to coast in the U.S. as a
consultant reliability aerospace engineer for government projects
developing military airplanes.
He was on a lead team of aerospace reliability engineers working on the
development and testing of the V22 Osprey, which can be flown either as
a helicopter or conventional military aircraft.
An assignment in the 1980s brought him to Vermont to Simmonds Precision
in Vergennes. Upon the closing of Simmonds, Andrew worked on
assignments for Boeing on the East Coast until his retirement in the
While growing up, he learned to love the water and spent much time on
his own boat on the Delaware Bay. He also enjoyed skiing in his earlier
He had a penchant for opera and ballet. Another penchant that he
harbored in his heart was his love of animals, especially dogs. Andrew
was a remarkable, learned, knowledgeable, brilliant man. He was a
master of a myriad of topics. He loved and appreciated good books and
was an avid reader.
Although he had no children of his own, Andrew lovingly acquired the
three grandchildren born into his wife’s family. He was very proud of
their achievements. They were the greatest love and admiration of his
life. The relationship was reciprocal.
He is survived by his wife, Maryelizabeth Malzac of East Middlebury,
whom he married Feb. 16, 1985; a nephew, Larry Stahley of Baltimore; a
niece, Debbie Ebert and husband Otto-Erwin of Gloon, Germany; stepsons,
Alan J. Murray of Norcross, Ga., Carl Murray and wife Kelley of
Bristol, and Eric Murray and companion Erika Rhodes of East Middlebury;
grandchildren, Dagan Murray of Monkton, Lucas Murray of East
Middlebury, and Shaunna Parker and husband Eric of North Clarendon; and
several cousins, nephews and nieces.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 11 a.m., at the
United Methodist Church in East Middlebury with the Rev. Jill Robinson
officiating and the Rev. Wayne Holsman assisting. A time of fellowship
will follow at the East Middlebury Community House.
Donations may be made to the Vermont Kidney Association c/o Rutland
Regional Medical Center or the Fletcher Allen dialysis units.
Alice M. Clark
LINCOLN — Alice M. Clark, 68, died on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at Helen
Porter Health and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. She was born
Feb. 26, 1939, in Lincoln, the daughter of Clifford and Hazel Clark
She is survived by four children, Marlene Benway and husband, Jonathan,
of Bristol; Lynwood Clark and Patty of East Middlebury; Lawrence Clark
of Lincoln; and Frederick Clark of Lincoln; three grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lynwood Clark Sr., in 2002; and a brother, Leroy Clark.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. at United
Church of Lincoln, interment will be in Maple Cemetery in Lincoln.
Friends may call at the United Church of Lincoln on Friday from 10 a.m.
up to hour of the service. Contributions may be made to Helen Porter
Health & Rehabilitation Center, 30 Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT
05753, or United Church of Lincoln, 23 Quaker St., Lincoln, VT 05443.
NEW YORK CITY — Beatrice M. Ackerman, a New Yorker by birth, a
Vermonter by choice, died at the age of 97 on Christmas Day, 2007.
Family said that she lived her life to its fullest and enjoyed her
three children and their spouses, 10 grandchildren and 16
great-grandchildren up to her last days. She loved her family, loved
poetry, nature and her home on Lake Dunmore in Salisbury, Vt., where
she summered for over 60 years.
She and her late husband, Sidney Ackerman, together were active members
of the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, where she served as president
of the Sisterhood. More recently she spent her winters in Boca Raton,
Fla., where she was a past president of Amit and an active member of
She most recently resided at the Atria in Riverdale, where in a short
time her sense of humor and friendliness earned her some new friends
and afforded the opportunity to enjoy visits from loving children,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom will feel the loss
of their beloved “Nana”/”Gigi.”