Duane Michael Day, 78, Ripton native

EVANS, Ga. — Duane Michael Day, 78, of Evans, Ga., passed away on October 9, 2022.

Mike was born in Ripton, Vt., to Philip Edson Day and Agnes Viola Nielsen on April 27, 1944. He graduated Burlington High School, University of Vermont and University of Rhode Island, and worked as an organic chemist for 40 years at Hoechst, Searle and Pfizer.

He married Holly Goodman on November 17, 2002, in Augusta, Ga.

Mike was a veteran of the Vietnam War and remained in touch with his OCS classmates for the rest of his life. He was a commercial brewer at The Aiken Brew Pub in Aiken, S.C.

Mike is survived by wife, Holly; son Sean Michael Day (Katy), Goose Creek, S.C.; sister Carol Kelly of California; sister Cricket Laidman (Bob) of Vermont; grandchildren Sophia and Kyle Day; sisters- and brother-in-law Lori Baer (Jerry), Ellen Goodman and Jon Goodman (Amadis) of Florida; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Colin McLeod, Dr. Alexis Shaefer, and all of the medical personnel who cared for him over the years.

Memorials can be given in Mike’s memory to Medical College of Georgia Foundation, Neurology Movement Disorders Program. which can be contacted at or by phone 706-421-6004.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Vergennes, Vt., with Bram Kranichfeld Deacon in Charge officiating. Zoom access is available at Burial will follow at Prospect Cemetery, Route 116, East Middlebury, Vt.

We will miss you forever sweet Bear.

Arrangements are by Platt’s Funeral Home, 337 North Belair Road, Evans, GA 30809, ◊

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