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Dwight L. Rawling

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Dwight L. Rawling

POWNAL -- Mr. Dwight L. Rawling, 66, a resident of Cozy Meadow Park in Pownal, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was born in Pittsfield, Mass. July 5, 1937. He was the son of the late Cortland and Cornelia (Harder) Rawling. He received his education in Pittsfield. Dwight married the former Catherine Sickell Oct. 9, 1965 in Stephentown, N.Y.

In earlier years Dwight was employed by the Model Dairy in Massachusetts. He later owned and operated Rawlings Transport. He also worked for Crescent Creamery, Bartletts Orchard and for 15 years was employed at Fairdale Farms. He retired from Edge Hill Farms in Cummington, Mass.

Dwight collected die-cast cars, milk trucks and milk bottles. He recently had built a couple of grandfather clocks. His main interest was his family and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Rawling of Pownal; his children and their spouses, Kimberly Thomas and her husband Joseph of Pownal, Peter Rawling and his wife Christine of Shushan, N.Y., Harold Lown of Bennington, Linda Kelley and her husband Leonard Jr. of Bennington, Richard Lown of Bennington, David Lown of Pittsfield and Paul Lown and his wife Linda of Pownal; 22 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Tia Lamke of Richmond, Mass., Cynthia Dailey of Lanesboro, Mass. and Sarah Hagen of Leeds, N.Y.; one brother David Rawling of Chatham, N.Y. He was predeceased by a son, Charles Lown III, and a brother, James Rawling.

Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

The burial will take place in the family lot in Hinsdiville Cemetery, Bennington.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Rawling may be made to either the Vermont Chapter of the American Heart Association or the Pownal Rescue Squad through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 27, 2003
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