Dean L. WithamAugust 06,2014
BERLIN — Dean Louis Witham, 93, formerly of Weston Trailer Park in Berlin and more recently of Richmond, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston.
Dean was born on May 3, 1921, the youngest of 11 children to Burt and Eva (Ormsbee) Witham. He attended schools in Worcester and graduated from Montpelier High School. Following his graduation, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served during World War II.
He was married on Aug. 14, 1949, to Marion Louise Brickey, and they had two sons, Bob and Gary.
Dean worked for the city of Montpelier Street Department as a foreman for over 37 years. He drove snowplow, the city’s old snowblower, and worked in the stock room and parts department. He retired on May 31, 1983.
He enjoyed going camping with family and friends, bowling, bingo; he was an avid deer hunter for over 30 years. He was a good friend to many people.
Dean is survived by his wife, Marion, of Richmond; sons Robert and his wife, Erin Witham, of Colchester, Vermont, and Gary Witham, of Phoenix, Arizona; four grandchildren, Rob Witham, of East Hardwick, Korey and Kollin Witham, of Barre, Ryan Witham, of Colchester; a great-grandson, Benjamin Witham, of East Hardwick; and many nieces and nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his siblings, George, Jenny, Lillian, Earle, Myrta, Mahlon, Kenneth, Bob, Raymond and Fern.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at Berlin Corners Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495.
Those wishing to leave online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com.
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