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Robert E. West

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MANCHESTER -- Robert E. West, 68, a resident of Manchester, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington following a short illness.

He was born in Londonderry, Aug. 9, 1936, the son of Lewis and Cora (Norse) West. Robert attended Manchester Schools and graduated from Burr & Burton Seminary. He continued his education and graduated from Amherst College, then went on to Yale Law School. Robert lived and worked in Rutland for part of his career. He worked as an attorney with the law firm Ryan, Smith and Carbine in Rutland. He was a Rutland senator and defender general for the state of Vermont. He was an active member of the Manchester Historical Society for many years.

Mr. West is survived by his two brothers, Bradford and James West of Manchester, and several nieces and nephews.

There are no scheduled services. For those who wish, memorial gifts may be made to the Manchester Historical Society c/o Brewster Funeral Service, P.O. Box 885, Manchester, VT 05255. To send the West family e-mail condolences, please consult www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 21, 2005
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