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Thaddius J. Launderville WILLIAMSTOWN — Thaddius Jon Launderville, 49, of Pleasant Street passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Born August 31, 1969 in Trenton, NJ, he was the son of Russell and Kathleen (Bashaw) Launderville. Thad attended Cabot Elementary and High School and graduated with honors from Kimball Union Academy in 1986 and with honors from Dartmouth College in 1990 with degrees in Biology and Psychology. He continued his teachings throughout his lifetime and his valuable guidance helped so many people along the way. Thad married the love of his life, Sarah, and they spent 23 happy, wonderful years together. He had many different jobs throughout his life, including working at Capital City Press in Barre. But his calling and most beloved job was being a stay-at-home Dad. Thad served as the Secretary of the Williamstown Elementary School PTO and was very involved with volunteering. He spent time reading to children at the school and creating the PTO floats for the Williamstown Memorial Day Parade. He was proud to be a man supporting his family through home-making. The children were his reason for living. He could be found exploring the world with his children. Thad enjoyed brewing and sharing kombucha, blogging, bowling, astronomy, making crab apple jelly, pickling and gardening. He started Classic Shaving and he sold his shaving kits at the local farmers market. He loved science and was an avid Red Sox fan. He was an inventor and curious about life. He loved budgies and spent a month in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina tenting out and caring for displaced birds. He was in charge of a garage full of budgies. Survivors include his wife, Sarah; his ten year-old twin daughters, Clara and Milly; and his nine year old-son, Evan, all of Williamstown; his father Russell Launderville and step-mother Lucille of Boiling Spring Lake, NC; his mother Kathy Kusiak and step-father Richard of Barre Town; his brother Aaron Launderville of Montpelier; his nephew Miles and niece Zaida also of Montpelier; and his step-brother Erik Moffitt of North Carolina; and his special cousin who was like a sister to him, Lia Venner of Monkton, Vermont; as well as many special family members including aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends. He was predeceased by his grandmothers Norma Bashaw and Elizabeth Launderville; grandfathers Grant Bashaw and Robert Launderville; his aunt Shari Haley, and his cousins Carey Sargent and Matthew Bashaw. The service to honor and celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre. Family and friends may call on Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Thad's honor to either the Vermont Center for Independent Living, 11 East State Street, Montpelier, VT or to the Williamstown PTO, 100 Brush Hill Road, Williamstown, VT 05679.

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Daniel

Russell and Kathy. I was worry to hear of your loss. Seems like yesterday he was toddling around that little place you rented from Vico Masi. Aside from this I hope life has need kind to you both and remember he is in a far better place
Danny St. John

Jo-Ann

To the Launderville Family,
I am very sorry to hear of Thad's sudden passing. He was a wonderful man. I hope with the support of family, friends, neighbors and classmates will help you heal from this tragic event. My deepest sympathy. Blessings

Daniel

Russell & Kathy,
So sorry to hear of Thad's passing. Other than this, I hope the years have been good to you.

Lynn Provasi

Russ, Kathy and family: I am so very sorry to learn of your son's passing. May time, family and friends bring you peace and comfort.

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