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Robert E. Pilling 1933 - 2011 JOHNSONVILLE, NY Robert E. Pilling, 78, passed away on Oct. 23 at the St. Peters Hospital in Albany. He resided on Storm Hill Road in Johnsonville, NY, with his wife Eleanor (Lockrow) Pilling. Robert was born on March 13, 1933, in Bennington, Vt., son of the late Robert J. and Mildred (North) Pilling. He graduated from Bennington High School in 1951. Robert was a veteran of the Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by the Central Maine Power Company as a warehouse manager in Augusta, Maine. He then worked for the Durrin Bus Company as a driver until retiring. Survivors other than his wife Eleanor include his daughter, Janice La Chance (Joe); two sons, Jeffery (Wendy) and James Pilling all of Gardner, Maine; stepchildren, Dennis Merrills of Phoenix, Ariz., Daniel Merrills (Stacy) of Hoosick Falls, Michael Merrills of Troy and Kimberly Mason (Paul) of Pittstown; two sisters, Margaret Hoyt of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Joanne Dunham of Bennington, Vt., also, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Carroll. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. from the Gerald B.H. Solomon/ Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the care of the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the through the funeral home.

Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 25, 2011
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