Obituaries

George Edward Martin, 82, of Rutland

GEORGE EDWARD MARTIN

RUTLAND — George Edward Martin, 82, passed away on Aug. 17, 2020, at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester after a multi-year battle with cancer. Born on Oct. 29, 1937, in Huntington, he was the oldest child of Alfred and Freda Martin.
George leaves two children; son Christopher (Misty) Martin of Teague, Texas; grandchildren Joshua, Jacob and Arielle; and daughter Wendy (David) Zepeda of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren James, Joanna, Susanna, and Samuel; plus great-granddaughter Luna Sabrina and great-grandson due to be born in October. He also leaves a brother, Raymond Martin of Hinesburg, and a sister, Elizabeth (Chester) Pecor of Monkton, plus several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Levi.
George had many interests, but loved crossword puzzles. He recently found out that one of his granddaughters is also an avid puzzle solver. In his younger years he liked to hunt and fish and spend time with family.
George worked at GE in Ludlow for many years, worked for the Postal Service, a wooden bowl making company, a tree service company, and painted houses occasionally. His latest employment was at the Holiday Inn in Rutland.
He served in the U. S. Air Force for four years as a radar specialist, joining at age seventeen. He was a member of the Loyal order of Moose Club in Rutland (Lodge 1122).
The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and many caregivers of the Addison County Home Health and Hospice of Middlebury, the McClure Miller Respite House, plus the Rutland Regional Medical Center, the VA and the UVM Medical Center who gave special care to George.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. To send online condolences to his family visit brownmcclayfuneralhomes.◊

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