ROBERT ARTHUR MARCOTTE - ESSEX - Robert Arthur Marcotte, 84, of Essex, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, after a brief illness. Born on Jan. 26, 1928, in Burlington, the son of the late Edmund and Laura (Bedard) Marcotte of Charlotte. After eighth grade, Bob worked on local farms for a couple of years before going into the US Air Force from 1946 to 1949. While in the Air Force, he received his high school diploma. He graduated from UVM with an electrical engineering degree in 1954, and went to work for IBM as an engineer. On Aug. 30, 1952, Bob married Charlotte Margaret Isham of Williston. In 1958, while at IBM, he started the Pinewood Manor residential development. He and Charlotte have lived there since 1959. He left IBM in 1961 and continued building single family homes in Pinewood. He built the Pinewood Shopping Plaza in 1969, serving the local community with retail shopping, a restaurant and office space. Bob was involved in the startup of the Forestdale Heights residential development and Saxon Hollow Industrial Park. He was a Charter/founding member of the National Association of Home Builders of Northern Vermont. He was a lifetime national director of NAHB. He served on several local government boards. Upon Bob's semi-retirement in the mid-1990s, he bought a portable sawmill. He took the trees from the new streets and building lots to make boards to be used as flooring and trim in the new homes. Along with the sawmill, Bob's other hobbies included golf, square dancing and visiting with people. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Charlotte of Essex; five children, John and Cindy of Williston, David and Dina of Essex, Maureen Marcotte of Essex, Brian and fiancee, Lori Rheaume, of Essex, and Carolyn Marcotte of Essex; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Norman and Rita, and Paul and Melanie; two sisters, Claire and Lorenzo Bushway, and Rachel and Vern Hutchins; brothers-in-law, George Isham and Eleanor, Kenneth Isham, Roderick Isham and Jean, David Isham and Ginger, Alvin Isham and Judy, and Truman Isham; sisters-in-law, Shirley Miles, Elizabeth and Ed Eno, Evelyn and James McSweeney, Marion and Peter Brooks, and Margaret Kimball; along with many nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by a brother, Leo; sister, Lillian Rainville; brothers-in-law, James Ingleson, Emerson Miles, and Larry Rainville; and sister-in-law, Barbara Ingleson. Many thanks to caregivers, Linda, Cindy, Debbie and Judy for their attentive care. Visiting hours will be on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Dr., Essex Junction. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church, Lincoln St., Essex Junction. Burial will follow at East Cemetery in Williston. To send online condolences to the family please visit www.readyfuneral.com
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