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William Landon

NEW HAVEN — William Mills Landon passed away peacefully at his home on Feb. 3, 2011. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Beverly; his children; and his beloved little dog, Tweety.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Beverly Marshall Landon, and five children, Cindy Graham, Tracy Longchamp, Christopher L. Landon, Billi Jo Whitehill, and Lou-Bea Landon-Forbes. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and by one sister, Wilma Boise. He was predeceased by one granddaughter.

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Mary Petrusich

MIDDLEBURY — Dr. Mary Margaret Petrusich, 89, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, surrounded by her loved ones and friends at The Lodge at Otter Creek in Middlebury, where she resided. She was born in Roseburg, Ore., on May 16, 1921, the daughter of Robert B. and Gertrude (John) Petrusich.

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Lester Rotax

NEW HAVEN — Lester C. Rotax, 52, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at his home in New Haven with his family by his side.

He was born Nov. 6, 1958, in Middlebury, the son of Paul and Doris Rotax of Lincoln.

He will be forever loved and missed by his wife Ellen, daughter Kattie and son Tyson; his brothers, David his wife Noreen of Bristol, and Dennis and his wife Maureen of Lincoln; his sisters, Cindy and husband Alan Gebo of Monkton, and Joan and husband Bruce Oleary of Fort Myers, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

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Janet Martin

BURLINGTON/BRISTOL — Janet C. Martin, 67, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Burlington Health & Rehabilitation Center, following a brief illness.

She was born Aug. 18, 1943, in Middlebury, one of seven children of Stanton and Margurite Douglas. She spent most of her life in Bristol.

Her family says she loved to play cards and read Harry Potter books.

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Robert Bergedick

RIPTON — Robert A. Bergedick Jr., 64, most recently a longtime resident of Middlebury, died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011.

A private family service will be conducted at Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home, Middlebury. Burial will be at a later date in Ripton.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 23, 1946, he was the son of the late Robert A. Sr. and Phyllis L. (Heffner) Bergedick.

Bob was a graduate of Fayetteville (Ark.) High School and the University of Vermont.

He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, in which he served from 1964-1968, having served in Vietnam.

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Stanley Galvin

SALISBURY — Stanley Gale Galvin, age 92, passed away peacefully at his home in Salisbury on Jan. 29, 2011, with his wife Nancy by his side.

Friends may call at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon on Friday, Feb. 4, from 6-8 p.m. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753, or to the Salisbury Congregational Church, PO Box, Salisbury, VT 05769.

Stan was born on Aug. 4, 1918, the son of George and Florence (Gale) Galvin.

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Ada Pierce

MONKTON — Ada Hanson Pierce, 89, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at her home in Monkton.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, at Friends Methodist Church in Monkton. Interment will be in the spring. Friends may call at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol on Friday, Feb. 4, from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Monkton Friends Methodist Church, PO Box 105, Monkton, VT 05469, or Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury VT 05753.

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S. Whitney Landon III

MIDDLEBURY — S. Whitney Landon III died at his home at The Lodge at Otter Creek in Middlebury on Jan. 23 at the age of 85.

A memorial service to celebrate Whit’s life will take place at The Lodge at Otter Creek in Middlebury on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. There will also be a later gathering in Greensboro.
Gifts in Whit’s name may be sent to Porter Medical Center, 115 Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753.

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Robert "Moose" Myers

VERGENNES — Robert “Moose” Myers, 86, of Vergennes died Jan. 25, 2011, at Shard Villa in Salisbury. He had been in declining health for most of 2010.

In accordance with his wishes, there will be no visiting hours. A funeral Mass was held Saturday, Jan. 29, at St Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes. The family requests no flowers or donations.

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Ada Pierce

MONKTON — Ada Jane Pierce, 89, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at her home in Monkton.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, at Friends Methodist Church in Monkton. Interment will be in the spring. Friends may call at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol on Friday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753, or Friends Methodist Church, PO Box 105, Monkton, VT 05469.

She was born Jan. 13, 1922, in Starksboro, the daughter of Hervey and Olive Brown Hanson.

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