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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 121.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.

Ian McClement Pounds, 55, formerly of Middlebury

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh — Ian McClement Pounds, son of Sue and Lew Pounds of Southbury, CT, passed away July 31, 2016, in Chittagong, Bangladesh. He was 55.

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Mary Bertha Ballard, 84, Bristol

BRISTOL — Mary Bertha Ballard, 84, died Saturday morning, July 30, 2016, at the home of Peter and Gail Cousino in Bristol.

Mary was born November 13, 1931, in Poultney, Vermont, the daughter of Henry and Pauline (Williams) Ballard. Mary attended school in the Poultney area.

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Otho C. Needham, 57, Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD — Otho C. Needham, 57, died Friday, July 29, 2016, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

He was born December 16, 1958, in Randolph, the son of Harold and Dorothy (Rand) Needham.

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Robert Harvey Beach, 96, formerly of Ferrisburgh

NAPLES, Fla./FERRISBURGH, Vt. — Robert Harvey Beach died in Naples, Fla., on July 15, 2016, 36 days before his 97th birthday.

He was born in Burlington, Vt., the fourth child of Allen Penfield Beach and Harriet Jane (Bump) Beach. His young life was divided between summers at Basin Harbor and winters in Miami, Fla., which his intrepid family first visited when he was a year old, traveling in a Model T Ford converted to a camper. He was educated at Kimball Union Academy and the University of Virginia before being was drafted into the U.S. Army.

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John E. Griggs, 94, formerly of Middlebury

WOODSTOCK — John E. Griggs, 94, of Woodstock, Vt., died peacefully on July 30, 2016.

“Jack” was born in New Brunswick, N.J., on October 2, 1921, and grew up in Highland Park, N.J. After serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he went on to graduate from Rutgers University in June 1948 with a B.S. in Agriculture. While at Rutgers he met Janet Warden, who attended a nearby nursing school, on a blind date. They married in 1948 and moved to Middlebury, Vermont.

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R. Bruce Grimm, 79, Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — R. Bruce Grimm peacefully passed away at Helen Porter Nursing Home on Monday evening August 1, 2016. He was born on July 13, 1937 in Mineola, New York, the son of Robert and Jeanne (Gilmour) Grimm. One of eight children, Bruce is survived by his mother, three brothers and two sisters, and by his wife, three children and grandchildren.

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Jordan M. Young Sr., 95, Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Jordan M. Young, born September 25, 1920, died peacefully in his apartment in Middlebury, Vermont, on July 21, 2016.

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Robert G. ‘Bob’ Slater, 72, Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Robert G. “Bob” Slater of Middlebury passed away at home Saturday, July 30, with family by his side.

He was born March 24, 1944, the son of Robert G. Slater and Mary Louise (Hines) Slater in Ironton, Ohio, and grew up across the Ohio River in Russell, Ky.

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DEAN JACKSON, 99, PANTON

PANTON — Dean Dunsmoor Jackson, longtime Panton dairy farmer and an agricultural leader, passed away July 29, 2016, at his Panton ancestral home, Roads-End Farm.

Dean was a sixth generation Jackson to farm on the family farm in Panton. He was born in the farmhouse on August 2, 1916, the youngest child of Ara C. and Lora Clark Jackson.

He attended the one-room school in East Panton through the eighth grade, and attended Vergennes High School for two years. Leaving high school, he worked on the family farm with his parents.

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RUTH ANN TRASK, 86, NORTHBORO, MASS.

NORTHBOROUGH / WEST BOYLSTON, Mass. — Ruth Ann Shonyo Trask of Northborough, Mass., formerly of West Boylston, Mass., a former alumni information editor at Worcester (MA) Polytechnic Institute, passed away on July 26, 2016, in Northborough, Mass. She was born on Feb. 9, 1930, in St. Johnsbury, Vt., to the late Lewis Dickinson Shonyo and Marion Fisher Shonyo of Lyndonville, Vt. Her stepmother, Alice Hawkins Shonyo, passed away in 1991.

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Submitting an obituary

The Addison Independent publishes paid obituaries and free notices of passing. Paid obituaries cost 25-cents per word, and $10 per photo. The obituary will publish as it is submitted on the date of the family’s choosing.

For those who do not wish to purchase an obituary, the Addison Independent offers anyone with a local connection the opportunity to publish a notice of passing. These notices may be up to 100 words and are subject to editing by our news department.

Submissions must be received by 11 a.m. on Wednesday for publication in the Thursday paper and 11 a.m. on Friday for Monday’s paper.

Generally, obituaries follow this form:
TOWN — Name, age, of town, died on date, of cause of death. He/She was born on date in town, the son/daughter of father's name and mother's name, including maiden name in parentheses.

Then include a paragraph or two about where the person went to school and what they did for work; where they lived, who they married and when.

Add a sentence or two about what made the person special to family and friends, including hobbies, avocations or other telling details about their life.

He/She is survived by spouse's name; children named individually (and their spouses and towns of residence, if appropriate); siblings named individually; number of grandchildren, parents or other immediate family members.

He/She was predeceased by names of immediate family members.

A memorial service will be held (fill in details of date, time, and place, plus officiate if applicable) with interment at (place). Memorial contributions may be made to (name and complete address, if applicable).

Obituaries may be e-mailed to: [email protected]
 


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