Obituaries

Larry E. Telford
(Aug. 18, 1941 – Oct. 27, 2014)
– Hinesburg
Larry E. Telford framed his life around family – his wife, daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren – and leaves a legacy reflected in their lives. Larry pursued every task he undertook with dedication and passion. Larry graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1965. Serving in the Air Force brought him and his wife, Diane, of 52 years to Bedford, Mass., their home for 39 years. Larry worked as an Electrical Engineer for the government, and then moved on to Hewlett-Packard’s medical division for the rest of his career. Larry led by example, quietly inspiring those around him. He received a patent for his engineering work, yet his professional success was shown not in promotions to management but rather in staying true to who he was and what he was good at – engineering better products. That was classic Larry; preferring to influence the limelight rather than step into it. Larry actively volunteered his time and energy. He could be found (often with his camera) chaperoning his daughters’ music events, pulling concession trailers, building pool paddling seats for Dragonheart Vermont, acting as a Budget Buddy in town and so much more. Larry committed to everything he did, as shown by his achieving a final mileage of 64,000 in his running log, re-building P-26 and T-6 airplanes with a group of volunteers, operating a Ham Radio, and cheering on his grandchildren’s sporting events. Always the quiet one, Larry slowly gathered people into his circle, earning their respect and friendship. His words and support were a gift given which can never be taken from all those who knew him. Among his survivors is a daughter and sons-in-law, Lynne and Scott Jaunich of Charlotte; and grandchildren, Christian, Kyle, and Laurel Jaunich. Memorial services will be arranged by the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the University of Michigan, in memory of Larry Telford, MEF Sponsored Student Team Projects Gifts, University of Michigan, College of Engineering, 1221 Beal Ave., Suite G264, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2102; or to the USO, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1200, Arlington, VA 2220.

Lois (Murray) Lantman
– Woodstock
Lois (Murray) Lantman, 96, of Woodstock, formerly of Hinesburg, died peacefully Friday morning, Oct. 31, 2014, at the Mertens House in Woodstock. Lois was born on Oct. 7, 1918, in Burlington, the daughter of Henry and Ruth (Burritt) Murray. Lois graduated from Hinesburg High School in 1936, and the University of Vermont in 1940 with a teaching degree. In addition to raising six children, Lois taught at the Hinesburg Elementary School for many years. Lois was dedicated to her family and was a very active member of the United Church of Hinesburg and the Eastern Star. Lois is survived by her six children, Bonnie Atwood and husband, Richard, Bill Lantman, Jon Lantman, Katy Wrigley and husband, Lee, Bruce Lantman and wife, Susan, and Ruth Sandberg and husband, Eric; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Shirley Obrien and Helen Devoid. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Howard William Lantman, in 1999. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at 2pm at the United Church of Hinesburg. Burial will be held privately in the Hinesburg Village Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the United Church of Hinesburg, 10570 Route 116, Hinesburg, VT 05461; or to the Mertens House, 73 River St., Woodstock, VT 05091.