Daniel Joseph White
SHELBURNE — Daniel Joseph White, 96, died on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, in Shelburne. He was the husband of the late Catherine (Sharkey) White. He was born in Lynn, Mass., on Sept. 18, 1912, the son of Daniel J. and Agnes (Daley) White. He lived in Lynn for 65 years until moving to Maryland. He spent the last several years in Shelburne.
He worked for the General Electric Co. in Lynn, Mass., for over 36 years. He retired in 1976. He spent his summers on Lake Dunmore for many years and enjoyed his morning visit with his friends at the “breakfast club.”
He is survived by his children, Daniel E. White and his wife, Bertha of Lynn, Mass., Dorothy White of Brandon, and Thomas White and his wife, Barbara of Crofton, Md.; his former daughter-in-law, Madeline Tetrault of Chesapeake Beach, Md.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Mather, and three brothers, Eugene, Joseph and John White.
His funeral was held on Friday, Nov. 21, in Lynn, Mass., followed by a funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Lynn, Mass. Donations may be made to the Angel Fund (for ALS research) 649 Main St., Wakefield, MA 01880 or Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.
Charles S. Bergen
MIDDLEBURY — Charles S. Bergen died peacefully from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury on Nov. 5, 2008, with family at his side. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio, on June 23, 1924, the son of Charles S. and Marion (Weakley) Bergen. On Dec. 18, 1948, he married the love of his life, Sylvia Reed, who survives him.
He attended Oakwood High School, the Dayton Art Institute Art School, and Ohio State University. He operated his own advertising art firm, first with William Patterson, as Bergen-Patterson Advertising Art, and then as Bergen Advertising Art.
A community activist, he employed his art and public relations expertise to help many organizations and causes, including the Dayton Senior Citizens, the Ohio Democratic Committee, the Dayton Art Institute, local Congressional campaigns and school bond issues. He was a member of JUNTO, an organization of business leaders, and served as its president.
In 1979, he and Sylvia retired, moving to Monkton, where his creativity expanded into woodcrafts and pen and ink drawings. He opened Hardscrabble Crafts in 1981.
His passion for volunteerism continued, and included the United Way, Hospice Arts Auction, Vermont Handcrafters’ Association, and Peasant Market at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. He was an artist with a keen appreciation for nature, design and practical jokes, and he delighted in photography, the Cincinnati Reds, bagpipe music and opera, and his Shopsmith. His irrepressible sense of humor was treasured by all who knew him. There were times when one wondered whether there was anything he would not do for a joke.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia of Middlebury and his four children and their families: Lucy C. Bergen Pellegrini of Bristol, Christopher C. Pellegrini and Yong-Nam Kim of Tokyo, Scott W. Pellegrini and Anna Ayres of South Burlington, Catherine G. Pellegrini-Welch and Aaron Welch of Hinesburg; William W. Bergen and Elizabeth Meyer of Charlottesville, Va.; Reed L. and Emily Bergen and their sons Charles and Michael of Clarksville, Tenn.; and Roger G. Bergen and Sharon Grutzmacher and their children, Taylor and Erin Bergen of Ellison Bay, Wis. His sister, Marion Bergen Robertson, and her husband, Reed Robertson of Springfield, Ohio, also survive him, as do several cousins, nieces and nephews. His son-in-law, Raymond Pellegrini, predeceased him in 2006.
The family thanks the Helen Porter staff, especially on the east wing, for their care, compassion, and love of Chuck and support for the family for the nearly five years that he lived in HPHRC. The family requests that donations be made to Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 30 Porter Dr., Middlebury, VT 05753. A memorial service will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Middlebury on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10:30 a.m.
Russsell Wayne Baldwin
BRANDON — Russsell Wayne Baldwin, 61, died at his home in Brandon on Nov. 20, 2008. He was born in Middlebury on April 29, 1947, the son of Russell Arthur Baldwin and Cynthia (Mortlock) Baldwin. He attended schools in Brandon and was a graduate of Otter Valley Union High School. In 1965 he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he served until his honorable discharge in 1968.
He is survived by his three sisters, Ruth Walker and her husband, David of Brandon, Lynda Holbrook and her husband, David of East Middlebury, and Marie Quenneville and her husband, Steven of Whiting; and several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents, Russell and Cynthia, and a niece, Ashley Quenneville.
Funeral services were held on Monday morning at the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, the Rev. Richard White, pastor of the Brandon Congregational Church, officiating. Graveside committal services and burial followed in Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon.
Donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 215 North Main St. White River Junction, VT 05009.