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Robert E. Burbank

1929 - 2016 Robert Everett Burbank (Bob) of Brattleboro passed away on March 24, 2016 at the age of 87. Born on January 19, 1929 in Bedford Hills, NY, he is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Dot) Caley Burbank, whom he married in 1951, and his children, Hollis Burbank-Hammarlund of Newfane, Nancy Woodward of Fitzwilliam, NH, Todd Burbank of Wilton, CT, Ross Burbank of Bedford, NY, five grandchildren and his brother, Allen. A graduate of Clarkson University in 1951, he ran Burbank Motors Corp. for many decades in addition to developing commercial real estate. During the Korean War, Bob served in the US Army in Panama. In 1985, Bob and Dot moved to Upper Way Farm in West Brattleboro. As a serial hobbyist he restored vintage cars, planted a 1,000-tree orchard, sold apples and pressed cider, and renovated real estate. He volunteered with the Montserrat National Trust in the West Indies, where he restored historic buildings and archeological sites. His imagination seemed limitless and he was never afraid to roll up his sleeves and get busy. FUNERAL SERVICE: A memorial gathering will take place on Saturday, April 9 in Bedford, NY. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Montserrat National Trust at PO Box 393, Olveston, Montserrat, West Indies.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Apr. 7, 2016
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