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Harry S.

Stern Jr.

1916 - 2015 Harry S. Stern, Jr. died peacefully while holding the hand of his son, Michael Stern, at the Vermont Veterans Home on December 7th. Hank was 99 years young and had rallied that weekend and had a beautiful reunion with his daughter, Dr. Margaret Rogers and her husband, Dr. Christopher Moore. Hank was a WWII veteran in the European Theater and reached the rank of Major. He is a 1937 graduate of MIT Course 15, Industrial Engineering and Business Administration and is considered a graduate of the Sloan School of Business and spent 58 years presiding over the decline and demise of the American textile industry. Hank was a group Vice President at Indian Head Mills and was recruited by Burlington Industries' President, Eli Calloway and became President of Burlington Worsteds and later Vice President of Burlington International. Hank finished his career by working with his protege, Daniel Duhl, at Polygon Corporation as Vice President and General Manager. Hank survived a ruptured aneurysm while undergoing a quadruple bypass surgery and lived another extraordinary 25 years outliving his loving wife of 62 years, Dorothy! Hank enjoyed golf, building golf clubs, skiing and working on his genealogy and learned to use the computer at age 83! He is survived by his son, Michael Stern, of Bennington, VT and his daughter, Margaret Rogers, of Rockville, MD and her children, Lindsay Hanson, of Snohomish, WA and Spence Rogers of Seattle, WA. SERVICES: A brief service of remembrance will be held at Congregation Beth El on North Street in Bennington on Sunday, December 13th at 1p.m. In lieu of flowers please contribute to the Bennington Coalition for the Homeless.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 12, 2015
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