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KENNETH G. PECOR

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KENNETH G. PECOR Obituary
KENNETH G. PECOR - BURLINGTON - Kenneth G. Pecor, 79, of Burlington, died on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, after a valiant battle against glioblastoma cancer. Ken passed away peacefully and surrounded by family and friends, including his lovingly caring wife, Shirley. Born in Burlington on March 25, 1934, he was the son of the late Virgil Elon Pecor and Ruth (Parent) Pecor. He was also predeceased by his brother, Virgil "Pete" E. Pecor; and sister, Theresa (Pecor) Provencher. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley M. (McAllister) Pecor of Burlington; two daughters and their families, Cheryl P. Eklund and husband, David Eklund, and their sons, Erik and Kyle, all of Charlottesville, Va.; and Cherie L. Spittle and husband, Jay Spittle, and their daughters, Christin and Rebecca, all of Winooski; sister-in-law, Mildred Pecor of Glade Hill, Va.; brother-in-law, Lucien Provencher of South Burlington; special cousins, Theresa and Patrick Maille; dear friend, Ginny Ringey; several nieces and nephews; and many more dear and special friends. Mr. Pecor was a lifetime member of St. Joseph's Parish where he also enjoyed serving his fellow parishioners as an usher. He was also proud to be a member of the Knights of Columbus. Ken attended St. Joseph's School and Burlington High School. He was employed by the University of Vermont. He never ceased to expand his knowledge and attain further certifications throughout his working career, including a master electrician's license, and enjoyed a position as an electrical department supervisor with UVM for many years. Ken retired from the University of Vermont after 42 years of service to the University. Mr. Pecor loved to tell stories and enjoyed a quick sense of humor in himself and others. He spent time tinkering on home projects and became bored quickly with a sedentary retirement. The solution was to get a job at Hannaford Supermarket on North Avenue in Burlington where he enjoyed working with, and the camaraderie of, his fellow employees for three years, up until the onset of his illness. His family will miss his keen sense of humor, storytelling, and his sharing of knowledge of family history and the history of Burlington. He was a steadfast Vermonter and lived in Vermont his entire life, loving the landscape and beautiful scenery and Lake Champlain, as well as all the wonderful State of Vermont had to offer, including hunting and fishing. His grandchildren especially loved fishing trips with him and enjoyed many fun times together. He also was an avid deer hunter throughout his life, and loved hunting trips with family members and friends. Later in life bird watching became an enjoyable pastime for him. As well as keeping track of those Yankees and Celtics every chance he could and enjoying watching sporting events with family. Ken loved to travel and enjoyed the experience of many trips to destinations in Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, the Caribbean and throughout the U.S. accompanied by his wife, and occasionally traveling companions, including Pat and Richard LaFramboise. His family will also dearly miss the many vacations they shared along the beaches of Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina over the years as his four grandchildren grew. Visiting hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski Avenue, Burlington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, with interment to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. A special thank you is extended to the nursing staff at Starr Farm Nursing Center for their care and support. Ken will be dearly missed, but forever in our hearts. Those who wish may make contributions in Ken's memory to the , 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495.

Published in The Burlington Free Press from Dec. 12 to Dec. 16, 2013
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