John G. GantMarch 20,2013
John G. Gant
John G. Gant
PUTNAMVILLE — John Glyndon Gant passed with his family by his side unexpectedly on March 17, 2013, one day before his 69th birthday, due to injuries from a tree limb accident.
He was born on March 18, 1944, in Hurffville, N.J.
He graduated from Williamstown (N.J.) High School in 1962 and later Pierce Junior College in Philadelphia for accounting.
He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 38 years, starting in Sewell, N.J., in 1965, then Montpelier, Vt., in 1984, later retiring in 2003. His co-workers knew him as “The Capt’n” and for his Grinch Christmas spirit.
In his retirement years, he loved tending to his chickens, guinea fowl and the grounds of their Putnamville home. He also enjoyed traveling and spending time at the Putnamville Sugar Works, and talking with his good buddy Billy Huntsman.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Evelyn Gant; sons John A. Gant and wife Alycia, of Hinesburg, Bill Gant and his girlfriend, Jen, of Northfield, Mike Gant and wife Alicia, of Williamstown; his six grandkids who knew him as Pop-pop; and his sister Marian Harrison.
He was predeceased by his parents, John Carlton Gant and Eva Gant, as well as his sister Eileen Zwicker.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Guare & Sons Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at a later date.
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