Robert Zeliff, 76, of Bridport

BRIDPORT — Robert Zeliff, 76, of Bridport, died in his home, surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022.

Bob was raised in Middlebury Vt., graduated from Middlebury High School, and received an Engineering degree from the University of Vermont in 1968. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1968-1972.

His passions included traveling the world with his wife, motorcycle adventures near and far, crafting beautiful woodwork, searching for the best creemee, and relishing in the natural beauty around him. He was a member of the Rotary for many years and a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow recognition.

He was very active in local and state politics, advocating for healthcare access for all, and serving as the chair of the Addison County Democratic committee.

He fondly spent summers volunteering at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, sharing his love of Vermont history with others.

He was predeceased by his parents, Louise and Lowell Zeliff. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patricia Provost Zeliff; daughter Robyn Stattel, her husband, Matthew, and their children, Penelope and Winston; and daughter Suzanne Zeliff.

The family will have a gathering of remembrance at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum or a charity of your choice. ◊

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