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Donald A. Staib

1933 - 2016 Wardsboro - Donald A. "Don" Staib, 83, of Gilfeather Road, passed away Sunday afternoon, October 23, 2016 at Grace Cottage Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Staib was born in Bethel, Connecticut on June 24, 1933 the son of Harold and Evelyn (Frede) Staib. He was raised and educated in Bethel graduating from Bethel High School. He went on to proudly serve his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a self-employed general contractor in the Bethel/Danbury area prior to moving to Wardsboro where he continued his business with his late son Kirby, (Kirby Staib & Father General Contracting). With his wife he had been a resident of Wardsboro for over 50 years. An ardent outdoorsman, Mr. Staib enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and time spent at his camp in Averill, Vermont. He was known as devoted family man who during his life experienced many personal tragedies including the loss of three children. On November 24, 1962 at Wardsboro Methodist Church he was married to Joan Cole who survives. Besides his faithful and devoted wife of 53 years he leaves, one son, Lonnie Staib and his wife Laura of Baneberry, TN, one sister, Betty Lou Hallock of Danbury, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son and daughter, Donald Staib, Jr. and Laurie Staib who both died in a house fire, another son, Kirby Staib who passed away October 18, 2016, two brothers, Delwin and Harold Staib and a sister, Evelyn Bailey. SERVICES: Graveside services and burial for both Mr. Staib and his son Kirby will be conducted this afternoon (October 25th) at 2:00 P.M. in West Wardsboro Cemetery. A reception will follow the services to be held at the Wardsboro Town Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Staib's name may be made to the Wardsboro Volunteer Fire & Rescue, P.O. Box 151, Wardsboro, VT 05355 or to Grace Cottage Hospital, P.O. Box 216, Townshend, VT 05353. To sign an online guestbook with messages of condolence please visit www.atamaniuk.com
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Oct. 25, 2016
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