WORCESTER - David Erskine Laird, 51, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at his home in Worcester. He was born in Montpelier Aug. 11, 1960, the son of Erskine and Janet (Dopp) Laird. He was a graduate of Spaulding High School, class of 1978. He later earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education in California.
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David had been married to Donna Stearns.
David had worked in special education in Barre schools for several years. The past 20 years, he had worked in the home health care field, working for Washington County Mental Health and, most recently, for Sterling Services of Morrisville.
He enjoyed camping in Isle La Motte and New York, kayaking, helping others and spending time with friends and family.
Survivors include his son, Donald Laird, and his wife, Jean, of Richmond; two siblings, Thomas Laird and his wife, Louann, of Orange, Sheryl Vilbrin and her husband, Rick, of Northfield; two grandchildren, Kayla and Jacob Laird, of Richmond; longtime companion Jay Bushee, of Worcester; many cousins, aunts and uncles; two special dogs, Myla and Nikkie.
There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be conducted at the Worcester Mountain Cemetery on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 3 p.m. followed by a potluck dinner at the Worcester Town Hall in Worcester.
Donations may be made in his memory to the
, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.
Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield is assisting with the arrangements.
Published in Times Argus on May 15, 2012