Roger Conant Follett
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6/15/1933 - 3/31/2013 CLARKSBURG With his family by his side, Roger Conant Follett, passed away quietly in his sleep.
Roger was born in Montpelier, Vt., to Frank Charles Follett and Ruth (Conant) Follett. He graduated from Montpelier High School at age 16.
He was a Merchant Marine and then served in the Air Force from 1953 to 1957. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1961 with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.
On June 2, 1955, Roger married Ruth Ann Fiddock and they raised four children in various locations around the U.S., but mostly in Clarksburg. Ruth predeceased Roger in 2004 after a long struggle with cancer.
After working for Sprague Electric for many years, Roger became President of FilMag Electronics in San Diego, Calif. He traveled often for business and pleasure, and he especially loved Taiwan. In 1996, Roger acted as tour guide for an extended trip to Asia with his brother, Frank, and his late brother-in-law, Henry Fuller. He retired to Sebring, Fla.
He was a lifelong, avid reader and coin collector. He enjoyed piloting his airplane, achieving his private pilot's license and instrument rating. Roger also spent time building a remote controlled airplane. He took pleasure in learning about all things electronic and he operated and repaired radio equipment.
Roger is survived by his four sons, Michael Lee and wife Maureen of Massachusetts; Lawrence David and wife, Debbie of Arizona; Christopher J. and wife Kellie, of Oregon, and Frank Calvin and wife, Sandra of Connecticut. Roger is also survived by his three siblings, Sonia Fuller of Maine, Frank Bailey Follett III and wife, Barbara, of Vermont, and Harrison "Joe" Joseph Follett and wife, Barbara of Florida. Roger leaves behind five grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Roger will be cremated and buried alongside Ruth in Vermont in the early part of May. There will be a small memorial service and details will be available at a later date from Guare & Sons Funeral Home in Montpelier.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the hospice agency within your community.
This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.
Published online on Apr. 5, 2013 courtesy of North Adams Transcript.