John Edward Rich

Born: Sat., Sep. 19, 1936
Died: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019


Memorial Service

1:00 PM Fri., Feb. 01, 2019


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WHITING:

 

 John Edward Rich was 82 years old when he passed away on Thursday, February 21st, surrounded by his closest loved ones in Whiting, VT. 

John was born in Troy, NY to Helen Rich.  He later lived at Brandon Training School where he worked on the farm and laundry.  After several moves, he found his true home with Bob and Jeanne Wood on their farm where he has lived for the last 14 years.  Here he enjoyed his days helping Bob with barn chores, sweeping the barn and feeding the animals, then hitting the road to get coffee and donuts.  A man of many interests, John was an avid fisherman, watched wild life, loved the rodeo, country music and was known to dance the waltz with all the women at local dances.  John loved westerns and Christmas shows any time of the year, enjoyed his corn cob pipe and especially hot dogs and beans.  Any young woman who came to the house got his full attention, though he made everyone feel special by teasing with his noted slogans, "You wanna box?" and "How do you do!".    His gregarious nature and happy heart will be sorely missed by many.

   Please join us in celebrating John's life on Friday, March 1 at the Brandon American Legion 1-3pm.  Please bring a story and a dish to share.

 Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

 

 

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