Douglas A. Werner, 75, of Ripton


RIPTON — Douglas A. Werner, 75, died peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 23, at his home in Ripton, Vt.

He was born in New York, N.Y, July 5, 1947, the son of Arthur and Vivian Werner (Verch).

Douglas is survived by his daughter, Eleonore Werner (Michael Hart), and his two grandchildren, William and Eva of Cape Elizabeth, Maine; his brother Steven Werner (Kathy Werner) of Granville, Vt.; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved Golden Retriever, Ripton.

He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Leslie Galinski.

There will be a graveside service at the Albany Rural Cemetery, N.Y., (at his family plot) at a date to be determined.

He was a lifelong educator working at both Northlands Job Corp in Vergennes and retiring from

Otter Valley Union High School in Brandon, Vt. He loved nature and animals and being outside in all seasons.

The family would like to especially thank Heather Blair and his care team for all their love and support.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Homeward Bound, 236 Boardman St., Middlebury, VT 05753. ◊

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