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Hans Ronnevig Jr.

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BENNINGTON -- Hans Ronnevig, Jr., 89, a resident of The Village at Fillmore Pond, died on Friday morning, Aug. 4, 2006, at Crescent Manor Care Centers.

He was born in Collingswood, N.J., on Oct. 11, 1916, and was the son of the late Hans and Svendia (Valentinsen) Ronnevig. Hans received his education on Staten Island, N.Y., and is a graduate of Curtis High School. He served in the Army during World War II and was a sergeant in the military police.

Hans is predeceased by his first wife, Elinor A. (Rochefort) Ronnevig. He later married the former Emmie (Baumann) Kennedy on Sept. 30, 1972, on Staten Island. She survives him.

Hans worked nearly 40 years at Weissglass Dairy, where he retired in 1973 as a plant manager. After retirement, he worked as a traffic manager for the Community Agency for Senior Citizens of Staten Island. Hans also has worked part-time as a shuttle bus driver for IBM in Fishkill, N.Y. He volunteered for many years at the local hospital in Newport News, Va., where he lived prior to moving to Vermont in 2003.

Hans enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, morning walks on Fillmore Pond grounds, and visiting with family and friends. He enjoyed singing in the church choir in Virginia.

He is survived by his wife, Emmie, of Bennington, and by her sons and daughters-in-law, Warren and Jean Kennedy, of Newport News, and Bruce and Madeline Kennedy of Bennington. He leaves two nieces, Jerilynn McSorley and Pam O’Hara, and their families.

Hans has four grandsons, Joseph Kennedy, Kevin Kennedy, Matthew Kennedy and Evan Kennedy, and one great-granddaughter, Ella Kennedy. He is predeceased by three siblings, Ruth Pesetti, Evelyn Ronnevig, and Norman Ronnevig.

Transfer will be handled by the Mahar & Son Funeral Home in Bennington to the John Vincent Scalia Funeral Home on Staten Island, N.Y., where services will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Ocean View Cemetery on Staten Island. Visitation will take place on Tuesday evening at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Hans Ronnevig’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choosing.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 7, 2006
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