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Paul Henry Schwindt

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Pauol Schwindt 1944 - 2008 DORSET Paul Henry Schwindt of Dorset, dedicated husband, father, brother, Opa, uncle and friend died Wednesday, May 21, 2008. He was 64 years old. Born March 3, 1944 in Mineola N.Y., to Mari and Benjamin Schwindt, Paul grew up on Long Island before attending The Kent School, and graduating from Boston University with a degree in business. Soon after, he moved to New York City, where he lived until 1968 when he settled in Vermont. Paul became well known and respected in Southern Vermont for growing the Finn & Stone Insurance Company and took great pride in mentoring his employees in how to be successful. Dedicated to the Northshire community he loved, Paul's legacy will long be felt at the Riley Rink, where he served as president of the board of directors and was one of its founding members. Paul's loves included cycling, grilling on his deck, volunteering as girls' hockey coach, being on the water, walking in the woods with his dogs, hosting barn parties for his family and friends, and spending quiet days with his wife, Nancy, at their home on Dorset West Road. His children are grateful for his constant love, support and guidance. Paul is survived by his wife, Nancy; son, Toby and daughter-in-law, Aimee Schwindt, and their children, Hunter and Taylor of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; daughters, Eliza Schwindt of Whitefish Mont., and Alexa and Kendra Schwindt, both of Dorset; his brother, Peter Schwindt and wife Trish Riley, of Brunswick, Maine and his cousin, Harriet Johnson of Summit, N.J. Paul also leaves behind a large extended family of sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be held at the United Church of Dorset on Thursday, May 29, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Paul Schwindt Memorial Fund to create a scholarship for children who want learn hockey at Riley Rink in Manchester, but whose families cannot afford the equipment and fees, c/o Brewster Funeral Service, PO Box 885, Manchester, VT 05255. To send personal e-mail condolences to the family, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner from May 22 to May 24, 2008
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