Obituaries

Peter D. Baldwin – Hinesburg

Peter D. Baldwin, 68, passed away peacefully Nov. 22, 2014, at home after a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 28, 1945, the son of Lyle and Myrtle (Carter) of Hinesburg. He grew up on the family farm in Hinesburg, where he developed an appreciation for the outdoors. Young Peter was always outside exploring and hunting. He loved to work with his father and Uncle Don. By working side-by-side with them doing barn chores, fencing and cropping in the fields, he saw how hard they worked. This instilled in him a work ethic that he applied successfully during his life. In school, he developed a love for sports. He particularly focused on soccer, basketball and baseball. He was proud of the successful teams he was a part of during his years at Hinesburg High School. He graduated in 1963, and went on to attend UVM where he earned a B.S. Degree in Business Administration in 1968. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. While at UVM, he was a stand-out soccer player. At one time, he held the record for most goals scored over three seasons and was known for his tenacity. After college, he played semi-professional soccer in Canada. He worked as an assistant coach at UVM under Paul Reinhardt from 1975-81. He was inducted into the UVM Hall Of Fame (1984). After graduating from UVM, he served in the Army and was honorably discharged. He returned to Vermont to begin his career as a financial advisor. He ended his career as Senior Vice President for Smith Barney, having worked for the same company for over 30 years. He was appointed to the UVM Board Of Trustees by Governor Howard Dean and served from 1995-2001. He was an active supporter of UVM athletics, helping to get the Victory Club off the ground and sponsoring the Smith Barney Fall Classic. He continued his love of coaching through his sons’ youth soccer teams. In his youth coaching career, he coached for Champlain Soccer Club, Hinesburg Recreation Soccer, and Nordic Spirit Soccer Club. He will be remembered for his teaching ability, fairness, and his pride in his teams and their accomplishments. He will be missed by all the men coached by him. In the late ‘90s, he helped his teenage sons cultivate a fledgling hay business on the family farm. He enjoyed leaving work early to help them bring in the hay crop by raking the hay that was ready for baling. His enthusiasm for keeping the family farm viable and working was a tribute to his father and Uncle Don. While raising their family, Peter and Mary spent summers at their camp at Cedar Beach in Charlotte. Many fond memories were made there. Andrew will especially remember fishing with his dad off the Big Dock. Peter would tell Mary, “Every day feels like a vacation,” while spending those special months at camp. Peter is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary (Dumas) Baldwin; his beloved sons, Matthew and wife, Laura, of Hinesburg, Daniel and wife, Nicolina, of Roseville, Calif., and youngest son, Andrew, also of Hinesburg. He also leaves his beautiful and much loved grandchildren, Rachel, Eliza and Nathan, of Hinesburg. He will be missed by his sister, Andrea (Niki) and her three children, Brian, Stacy, and Grace; and numerous cousins, friends, and colleagues. A special thank you to his manager and loyal friend, Harlan Sylvester. Thank you to Bill Willey, a good friend and former teammate, as well as all who knew him through soccer. Mary would like to thank VNA/Hospice, especially Mary Loney, Penny and all the wonderful caregivers through the years. A celebration of Peter’s life will be held in May 2015 on the family farm. An announcement will be made at a later date. Those who wish may make donations in his memory to a charity of your choice.

Caleb R. Leclair – Charlotte

Caleb Ryan Leclair, 21, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. He was born Nov. 24, 1992, in Morrisville. He was loyal, hardworking, kind, thoughtful, loved by family and friends and he especially loved his God Jehovah. This was evident in how he spent most of his time and energy in the ministry helping others to learn about Jehovah God. He also used his skills as a volunteer for numerous building projects being done by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Caleb demonstrated a quiet pride in his ability to skillfully operate all types of heavy equipment to assist in this work. He learned these skills from his dad Gregg, and grandfather Roger. He is survived by his mother, Teresa Resseguie; stepfather, Gregg Resseguie; father, Mark Leclair; two brothers, Adam and Chad Leclair of Montana; grandparents, Lee and Janice Donahue, and Roger and Marilyn Resseguie.

Roger Allen Bunten – Charlotte

Roger Allen Bunten, 67, died very unexpectedly, but peacefully, in his Charlotte home on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. He was born on Feb. 3, 1947, in Concord, N.H., the first child of Forrest and Evelyn Bunten. After graduating from Orford High School, Class of 1965, he joined the US Marine Corps and honorably served in Vietnam until he was discharged in 1968. He is survived by three sons, Will and wife, Kathy Ciarimboli, Alex, and Craig; grandchildren, Eliza Jane and Phoebe; Charlotte Huntington, his high school sweetheart with whom he had recently reconnected; his former wife, Judith Billard, with whom he shared many good memories and a great love for their three sons; siblings, Janet Glazier, Christine Balch, Margaret Martin, Marilyn Covey, and John Bunten; and many friends around Vermont and New Hampshire. During his life as a farmer and truck driver, he kept a keen eye on the changing agrarian landscape in Vermont and enjoyed drives down the back roads, visiting old and new friends alike. His soft-spoken nature made him an unassuming conversationalist. Although he only travelled out of the country a few times in his life – most recently with his son, Will, to visit Alex in Russia – he loved to keep tabs on the world through an over-subscribed periodical list, overflowing bookshelves, and an unwavering commitment to NPR talk radio. He was a charming example of Yankee ingenuity, able to fix most anything (or at least take it apart) and just “make do” with what he had. He loved “all creatures great and small,” could sing along with any musician worth a salt, loved to play sports, and was an avid walker and hiker. He was a generous soul and an amiable spirit. We are all deeply saddened and will miss his presence in our lives immensely. To send online condolences, please visit www.creamationsocietycc.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Movember (http://us.movember.com/team/1731937), a charity for men’s health that Roger had actively participated in over the past two years with his sons.