ROBERT L. MAYNARD SR. - MILTON - Robert L. Maynard Sr., 87, formerly of Milton, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, May 25, 2014, in the Franklin County Rehabilitation Center in St. Albans. Bob was born Dec. 2, 1926, in Colbyville, the son of Ralph Ernest and Annie Morse Maynard. Shortly after his birth, his mother, Annie, died and his father married Carrie Howes, who to Bob was the only mother that he knew. On Sept. 29, 1950, he married Grace Peatman of Moretown, who passed away on Nov. 27, 1993. On Sept. 8, 1996, he married Grace Turner of Milton, who passed away on Jan. 25, 2001. A resident of Milton since 1961, Bob was a member of the United Church of Milton and the Arrowhead Seniors. He enjoyed fishing, dancing and playing the harmonica. Bob is survived by his daughter, Jane Combs of Swanton; three sons, Robert Maynard and wife, Yukiko, of Williston, Patrick Maynard of Burlington, and Frederick Maynard of Hinesburg; grandchildren, Steven Combs Jr. and wife, Katina, Tami Dodge and husband, Mark, Angela Maguire and husband, James, and Sean Maynard; eight great-grandsons; and brother, Everett Maynard and wife, Ella, of Moretown. Bob is also survived by the children of his second wife, Grace Turner Maynard, Raymond Turner and wife, Lorraine, Ernie Turner and wife, Margaret, Donald Turner and wife, Nancy, and Ira Turner and wife, Sandy, all of Milton. He was predeceased by his stepbrother, Harold Howes; and sister-in-law, Rachael Howes. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7 in Milton. Burial will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery in Moretown. Memorial contributions may be made to AARP Foundation, PO Box 93207, Long Beach, CA 90808-3207. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in The Burlington Free Press on May 26, 2014