George Bristol

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George H. Bristol

8-24-31 - 4-24-14 VERNON George H. Bristol, 82, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at home after a lengthy decline in health. George was born in Brattleboro, the son of Everett and Elizabeth Pratt Bristol. He attended schools in Dummerston and Brattleboro, and was a lifelong resident of the area. He joined the Vermont National Guard and was drafted into the Army where he served his country in West Germany during the Korean Conflict. He was employed at the Book Press in Brattleboro for 42 years, retiring 20 years ago. George was one of the founding members of Rescue Inc. He was a member of the Brattleboro Ski Patrol and, in 1965, became a member of the National Ski Patrol #2958. He was a lifelong member of the American Legion and was active in the Green Mountain Squares for many years. George enjoyed snowmobiling, and traveling in his camper for many winter trips to the south, visiting state and national parks. Much of his spare time involved renovating and building his homes. His marriage to Caryl Boyce Simeon ended in divorce. He later married Janice Blodgett Turner on July 16, 1981, who survives. He also leaves two sons, Michael and his wife, Penny, and Peter; a daughter, Susan Drew and her husband, Donald; a stepson, Keith Turner; a stepdaughter, Jill Turner; seven brothers, Verne, Merlin, Neil, Charles, Dean, Donald, and Stewart; four sisters, Barbara Harris, Brittany Oliver, Esther Lamb, and Betty Wellman; eight grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, two great-granddaughters, one great-stepgrandson; several nieces nephews, and brothers and sisters-in-law. He was predeceased by three brothers, Edwin, Irving, and Robert and two sisters, Margery Bristol and Virginia Gordon. FUNERAL NOTICE: There will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held at the American Legion Post 5 at 32 Linden Street, Brattleboro, VT, with the Reverend Bonnie McCarthy presiding, on May 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kurn Hattin Homes--P.O. Box 127, Westminster, VT 05158, V.N.A. Hospice of VT and NH, P.O. Box 976, White River Junction, VT 05001, or your .
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Apr. 26, 2014
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