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Richard Harold Roosevelt

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Richard Harold Roosevelt Obituary
Richard Harold Roosevelt, of Manchester, VT, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2018, with his family by his side. Richard was born in Glens Falls, NY, on April 21, 1939, to Harold Roosevelt and the former Margaret Filkins and he was raised in Lake George, NY.

Richard attended Lake George Junior-Senior High School and was a dominating athlete in basketball and soccer. He also earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts. After attending the Manlius Military Academy, he enlisted in the United States Army. While in the Army, Richard was a member of the Army Security Agency stationed in numerous countries, including Germany and Turkey where he took part in classified operations.

After his service in the Army, Richard returned to upstate New York working for power companies and playing with traveling semi-professional textile basketball leagues. He was also an experienced white-water river guide on the Hudson River. In 1975 he and his family moved to Manchester, VT, where he would work in a number of construction-related fields. He also had the unique experience to maintain the four wind turbines atop Mt. Equinox. Richard was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending much of his time hunting and fishing near his family camp, Roads End, in the Adirondacks and on Mt. Equinox.

His greatest joy was sharing with his wife the experiences and accomplishments of their four children and ten grandchildren. He had a heart as big as his stature, and his family and friends frequently witnessed his gentle and fun-loving demeanor that could brighten any dark day.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, the former Constance Jones; his sister Margaret Kahn and her husband Richard; his two daughters Jennifer Tate and her husband Joe, and Lara LaBatt and her husband Charles; his two sons Peter Roosevelt and his wife Jessica, and Jeff Roosevelt and his wife Hilary; and 10 grandchildren, Jeremiah, Megan and Savannah Tate, Audrey and Alice Roosevelt, Ethan, Eli and Maggie LaBatt, and Jordan and Stevie Roosevelt. He is predeceased by his mother and father, Harold and Margaret Roosevelt.

Services have yet to be scheduled.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 23, 2018
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