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Kistler, M.D.

1920 - 2016 WELLS, VT Edwin Morley Kistler, M.D., 95, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 22, 2016. Dr. Kistler was born in Lancester, PA on July 5, 1920. He graduated from Warrick High School, Rothsville, PA in the class of 1938 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. He received his medical degree from Temple University in 1945 and completed his anesthesiology residency at the York, PA hospital before moving to Pittsford, NY where he served as Director of the Anesthesiology Department at Genesee Hospital for 10 years. In 1963, the family moved to Brattleboro, VT, where he served as the head of the Anesthesiology Department at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital until his retirement in 1986. He was also associated with the Brattleboro Retreat. Following retirement, he and his wife, Elsa, who passed away in 2013, lived in Montpelier, VT for several years before moving to Wells, VT. Dr. Kistler enjoyed his vegetable garden, riding his bike (until age 90) and playing classical guitar. He is survived by his five daughters: Phyllis Watson (and husband, John) of Kent, Ohio; Joan Senecal (and husband, Kenneth) of Montpelier, VT; Rebecca Waite (and husband, Perry) of Pawlet, VT; Judith Kernodle (and husband, Gerald) of Fowlerville, MI; and Margaret Kistler of Wampsville, NY. He and Elsa had two sons, Edwin M.W. Kistler who died in 1974, and an infant son, Robert Laurence, who died in 1949. Dr. Kistler has 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. His family would like to express their sincere appreciation to At Home Senior Care in Rutland and the wonderful caregivers who helped him live out his last years in the comfort of his own home. SERVICES: The family will hold a private remembrance in the future.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Jan. 28, 2016
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