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Kenneth W. Crandall

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BENNINGTON -- Kenneth W. Crandall, 89, a resident of Emma Street, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, following a brief illness.

Born in South Shaftsbury on March 21, 1917, he was the son of the late William and Nina (Wilcox) Crandall. He received his education in the Salem, N.Y., schools.

Mr. Crandall was a World War II Army veteran.

He married the former Edna G. Teal on Sept. 10, 1936, at St. Patrick’s Church in Cambridge, N.Y.

In earlier years, Mr. Crandall was employed at Polygraphic Co., Stanley Tools and William E. Dailey Co. At the time of his retirement, he had been employed for 12 years as the custodian at North Bennington Graded School.

Mr. Crandall was a 50-year member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6471 in Manchester and also a member of American Legion Post 13. He was a former member of the Shaftsbury and North Bennington fire departments.

Ken was an outdoorsman who enjoyed spending time at his hunting camps in Shrewsbury and Sommerset with his old friends.

Ken was loved by all and will be missed by all who knew him

Survivors include his wife, Edna Crandall of Bennington; a daughter, Katherine E. Loveland of Bennington; a former son-in-law, Edward M. Loveland; two granddaughters, Dianne R. Martelle-Longe and her husband, Lonny Longe, of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., and Eddi-Lynn Loveland of Bennington; four great-grandchildren, William Martelle II, Daniel Martelle, Jessica Gotsch-Cannon and her husband, Joey Cannon and John Gotsch IV; four step-great-grandchildren, Ann Marie, Shawn, Mark and Cody Longe; a great-great-granddaughter, Cheyene Gotsch-Cannon; his long time good friend, Edwin Cameron and his devoted companion, “Sparky”; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Crandall was predeceased by a grandson, Scott Kenneth Crandall, whom he loved and treated as his own. Scott was Ken’s pride and joy. He was also predeceasd by a sister, Nina Hadlock Leather, and a nephew, Raymond Hadlock.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Michael A. Demasi officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from noon until the time of the service.

Mr. Crandall will be laid to rest next to his grandson Scott at St. John’s Cemetery in North Bennington. Contributions in Kenneth W. Crandall’s memory may be made to his wife, Edna Crandall, in care of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.

The following organizations are asked to meet at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home today to conduct services in memory of Kenneth W. Crandall: VFW Post 6471 at 1 p.m. and American Legion Post 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Published in Bennington Banner from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2006
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