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Charles E. Maser

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Charles E. Maser 1928 - 2009 SHAFTSBURY Charles E. "Charley" Maser, 81, a resident of Shaftsbury Hollow Road died Friday, April 30, 2009, at Bennington Health & Rehabilitation, following a long illness. Born in New Orleans, La., on July 7, 1928, son of George and Corine Clerq Maser, Charley received his education in the New York City schools and later attended the Art Students League in New York. A World War II veteran, he served in the Marine Corps. Following his discharge, Charley studied art in Paris for three years. During that time, Charley hitchhiked from Paris to North Africa and also throughout Morocco and Libya. Charley was employed as a commercial artist in New York for many years prior to moving to Shaftsbury in 1970. He was employed by the art department at General Electric Company in Colonie, N.Y., and also at several other agencies in the area until the time of his retirement. He married the former Barbara Nordberg in New York City on April 25, 1958. For 30 years, Charley and Barbara also raised sheep at their farm in Shaftsbury Hollow until their retirement in 2000. Charley was devoted to his longtime pet dogs, his Newfoundland "Powdah," and his Siberian Husky, "Hussey." FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at 2 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 1 until the time of the service. Private committal services will take place at the family lot in Center Shaftsbury Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Should friends desire, contributions in Charles E. Maser's memory may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www. maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in Bennington Banner from May 2 to May 4, 2009
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