Thomas Edward Ward, Jr., 88, died after a brief illness on Friday, August 16, 2013 at his home at Wake Robin, Shelburne, Vermont, surrounded by family. He was born in 1925, in Flushing, N.Y. to Thomas and Edith (Smythe) Ward. Tom graduated from Kent School in Kent, Conn. and after serving in the Army in World War II, Tom graduated from Yale University in 1950, and attended the Colorado School of Mines. On May 1, 1950, Tom married Margaret “Peg” Sater and resided in Summit, N.J. until 1992. Starting in 1978, the Wards enjoyed vacationing at their home in New Haven, and moved permanently to Weybridge in 1993. He moved to Wake Robin in 2005. Tom worked at the Mene Grande Oil.Co., Standard Oil of California and for most of his career he was president of Oilfield Equipment Co., NYC. He traveled in the U.S. and abroad through work. He was also the U.S. Representative for the Eastern & General Syndicate, London, and assistant to the President of the Gas Co. of Vermont. Tom had a long affiliation with the British Schools & Universities Foundation, which supports British schools and universities and the academic work of British and U.S. scholars, holding offices over the years as Secretary, President, and Chairman. Known for sporting a bow tie, his life-long thirst for knowledge and his positive spirit, Tom enjoyed travel, photography, auditing classes at Middlebury College, walking, reading, and family genealogy. He volunteered at the Sheldon Museum on the Pops Concert committee and with the model train layout and was recently appointed an honorary trustee of the museum.Tom is survived by a daughter, Mary Ward Manley and her husband, Michael of New Haven; two sons, Thomas Edward Ward III and his wife, Katherine J. Babbott, of Weston, Mass., and Scott Denison Ward of Boston, Mass.; a sister, Nancy Smith of Birmingham, Ala.; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Peg, in 2004 and his sister, Amy Beir of Lakeville, Conn. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2 pm at Weybridge Congregational Church. If you have a bow tie, please wear it. A Circle of Remembrance will be held at Wake Robin on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 2 pm.. If you have a bow tie, please wear it. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the British Schools and Universities Foundation, Inc. for the Thomas E. Ward Fund, 575 Madison Avenue, Suite 1006, New York, NY 10022.
Carolyn Scarff Winters
Aug. 7, 1925-Aug. 11, 2013
“Katie,” a gifted educator for 27 years, died peacefully. Private family services will be held in Ohio. There will be no memorial service, at her request. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Humane Society of Chittenden County.
Charles Schumacher – Shelburne
Charles Schumacher, 88, of Shelburne, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, after years of illness. Charles was born on Aug. 10, 1925, to Charles and Hazel Schumacher. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1943, retiring in 1964. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter, Arlene Fisher (Randy); son, Robert Schumacher (Bonnie); also grandsons, a granddaughter, a great-grandson and a great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by his parents; sons, Charles and Keith; and grandson, Aaron. There will be no visitation, nor interment.
Elizabeth “Betty” Jerome Tucker – Winooski
Elizabeth “Betty” Jerome Tucker, 68, passed away on Aug. 16, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Oct. 16, 1944, the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Moquin) Jerome Shute and Lewis R. Jerome Sr. She is survived by her children, Christopher and wife, Melissa, of Richmond, Crystal Young and husband, Bernie, of Richmond, and Robert Tucker of Winooski; grandchildren, Lillian, Zoe, Breanna, Logan, and Christopher Tucker Jr., and Kyle and Taylor Young; siblings, Sandra Anderson of Hinesburg, Lewis Jerome Jr. of Shelburne, Henry and wife, Linda Jerome, of Essex, Mary and husband, Don Phelps, of Shelburne, Susan and husband, Norman Morrill, of Monkton, and Rosaline and husband, David Harrington, of Williston; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, Pam Vezina at Chick’s Market. There will be no visiting hours. Graveside services will be held at Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery at 9 am, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.