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Edwin Barton Obituary
On the evening of Dec. 23, 2016, the body of 31-year-old local tech savant Edwin Barton was found in his Brattleboro apartment. He died from an epileptic seizure. Edwin is survived by his mother, Kathleen Ready of Hinsdale; and his sister, Emily Barton of West Dover, Vt. He was predeceased by his father, Allen "Bud" Barton.

Edwin was born on March 10, 1985, to Bud Barton and Kathleen Ready at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

A child prodigy, Edwin taught himself how to both build and program computers at the age of 9, inspiring his younger sister to pursue the same passion.

Ed attended both Hinsdale Elementary School and Hinsdale High School, graduating in 2003, with an Award of Excellence in Calculus. He was very well known both in and out of school for his green thumb, computer hacking skills and intelligence.

His house was frequented by many of his local peers, whether to jam or just for a safe place to crash. No matter the reason, Ed always welcomed, without judgment. The more the merrier, he thought. An empathetic conversationalist, he was able to connect with people from all walks of life. Ed was a confidante to many; his charm, smile and laughter were contagious.

Ed's unrivaled passion for knowledge kept him learning - anywhere, any way he could, every day of his life. If he did not have an answer, he would find one.

Ed lived big, loved big, and cared with all of his being. He was a unique soul who will be remembered and deeply missed by all who knew him.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Jan. 21, 2017
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