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Ronald G. Whitman

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Ronald G. Whitman 1949 - 2009 PETERSBURGH, N.Y. Ronald G. Whitman, 59, of Route 346 died Saturday night at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Born on Nov. 21, 1949, he was the son of Ruth M. Vosburgh Whitman of Old Bennington, Vt., and the late R. Gerald Whitman. He was the loving husband of Karen J. Anderson Whitman whom he married in Stephentown on April 3, 1982. He had been a resident of Petersburgh since 1988 and a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in North Pownal, Vt. A 1967 graduate of Keveny Memorial Academy in Cohoes, Ron attended Goddard Seminary in Barre, Vt., for two years. He worked for Pease Farm in Stephentown and owned/operated his own farm in Hancock, Mass. Ron worked for Adirondack Beverages (formerly C&C Cola) in Scotia as a mechanic. On June 18th of this year, he celebrated 30 years of employment with them. While living in Hancock, he was a member of the Hancock Volunteer Fire Department. Besides his mother and wife, he leaves his two daughters, Mattie J and Eliza J. Whitman of Petersburgh; siblings, Cheryl Whitman of Colchester, Conn., Gary Whitman of Poultney, Vt., Timothy (Karen) Whitman of Hoosick, Rory (Karen) Whitman of Ft. Ann, and many nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the THOMAS M. BARBER FUNERAL HOME, 66 Armsby Road, Petersburgh, where the Rev. Vincent Coppola C.S.C. will officiate. Interment will follow in the Berlin Community Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited for visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 until the start of the service. Per Ron's request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Whitman Children's Education Fund in care of the funeral home, PO Box 361, Petersburgh, NY 12138. For directions or online guest registry, please visit: www.thomasmbarber.com
Published in Bennington Banner on June 23, 2009
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