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John Cushman Jr.

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John "Ike" Cushman 1941 - 2011 BENNINGTON, VT John Halsey "Ike" Cushman Jr., 70, a resident of Nelson Drive, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Baystate Hospital in Springfield, Mass., following a lengthy illness. Ike was born in Bennington on Feb. 2, 1941, son of John Halsey and Evelyn Agnes (Haley) Cushman. He grew up in Bennington where he attended local schools. Ike worked throughout his life as a mason and carpenter. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and hiking to old ghost towns in the area. He was an accomplished whittler, creating canes and walking sticks. He leaves his son, Jay Bell; brothers, Thomas "Yogi" Cushman and Harry "Gubby" Cushman; sisters, Shirley Cushman, Sheila Tetreault, Mary Cone and Judy Sonderman, all of Bennington. MEMORIAL NOTICE: There will be no formal services. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME, 213 West Main Street, Bennington.

Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 11, 2011
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