MARVIN M. "SCOTTIE" STODDERT SR. - MILTON - Marvin M. "Scottie" Stoddert Sr., 87, of Manley Road, passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in the VT Respite House in Williston. Marvin was born Feb. 4, 1927, in Burlington, the son of the late William and Margaret Boudoin Stoddert. He proudly served his country in the US Navy, aboard the USS Somers during W.W.II. Following his honorable discharge from the military, he married Gloria Mary Marshall on Feb. 4, 1949, in Newport, R.I. Following 63 years of marriage to his best friend, Gloria passed away on Aug. 24, 2012. Their life together was marked with countless moments of joy, laughter and unforgettable memories. Their journey together led them on many hunting trips, snowmobiling excursions and multiple other adventures, always with their picnic lunch of cheese and crackers in tow, and their joyful hearts marked with the deepest bonds of love. After working for many years at Blodgett's in Burlington, Scottie retired and devoted time to his family and hobbies, which included motorcycles, cars and rebuilding a 1937 Chevy truck with his son, Scott. He once built a race car that was sponsored by McNash Motors VW. Longing to continue spending his time investing in people, he found two perfect jobs that brought him tremendous satisfaction: driving for the SSTA and delivering medications for Kinney Drugs in Milton, where he felt that the folks he worked with were like family. As a member of the Georgia Plains Baptist Church for 35-plus years, he served on the Board of Deacons, was Financial Secretary, and was also a member of the Board of Trustees. In the later years of his life, he enjoyed spending time with his family kayaking on the Lamoille River. The warmth of his personality and gentle spirit will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Marvin is survived by his son, Marvin Jr. "Scott" and his wife, Denise, of Milton; and grandchildren, William and Lissette, Noah and Eileen, and Seth and wife, Nicole. The last surviving member of his siblings, he leaves a brother-in-law, Frankie Marshall of New Bedford, Mass. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7 in Milton. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Georgia Plains Baptist Church in Georgia, with the Reverend Charles Kuthe officiating. Burial with full military honors will be held at a later time to be announced, in the East Cemetery in Williston. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Georgia Plains Baptist Church Roof Fund, 2573 Plains Road, Milton, VT 05468. Online condolences may be made at www.minorfh.com.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on May 21, 2014