Donald A. Kaiser

  • CTRC Donald A. Kaiser USN Retired, 78, of Waterbury died of congestive heart failure at his home on Sunday, November 11, 2012 with his loving wife and family by his side. He was born June 21, 1934 in Burlington, the son of the late Dennis S. and Madalene (Demeritt) Kaiser. On January 15, 1966, Donald married the former Linda Hough in St. Andrew Catholic Church in Waterbury.

    Donald grew up in Waterbury Center and attended elementary school in the old Seminary Building, then to Waterbury High School where he graduated in 1953. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, spending his entire career with the National Security Agency and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. After seeing duty throughout the world, he retired August 30, 1974. In 1975 he was employed by Eastern Refractories (ERCO) of Montpelier and retired January 2000 due to failing health. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church of Waterbury, a member and former treasurer of the Knights of Columbus Council 2085, the Waterbury Alumni Association, a life member of VFW Post 792 of Montpelier, and the Waterbury Historical Society. He enjoyed sports, crossword puzzles, cribbage and reading. He was an avid fan of the Celtics, Red Sox, and Redskins. He could always be found at the Vermont Mountaineers games.

    He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda; his three sons Dennis of Burlington and his former wife Ann and daughter, Hannah of South Burlington, Jeffrey and wife Lisa and their daughters Kaitlyn and Madeline of Woodbury and Wesley of Waterbury; his mother-in-law, Cornie Hough of Waterbury; sister-in-law, Beverly Kaiser and his special friends, Ed and Andrea Hough. He was predeceased by his parents, and siblings Christine Brown, Nancy Ayers, Ruth Kaiser, and Phillip Kaiser.

    Graveside services will be held from the Waterbury Center Cemetery with full military honors on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 1 p.m. A reception will follow the service at St. Leo's Parish Hall in Waterbury.

    Donald had requested that flowers be omitted; rather memorial gifts in his memory would be appreciated to the Waterbury Ambulance Service, PO Box 95, Waterbury Center VT 05677 as he was grateful for the many times they responded to his needs. The family would like to also thank Dr. Christine Payne of Waterbury Medical Associates as well as the staff and nurses from Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice for the excellent care he received.

    Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury.

David S. Dembowski

  • David S. Dembowski, CTTC, US Navy, age 75 of Noxen, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013 at home.

    Mr. Dembowski was born in Union Twp. on December 13, 1937 and was the son of the late Alfred and Frances Baluta Dembowski.

    David graduated from Garrison High School, Shickshinny in 1955. He served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years during the Vietnam Era, retiring in 1974. David and his wife Elaine enjoyed their summers at a cottage in Burnt Cove, Stonington, Maine.

    Mr. Dembowski is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Elaine Williams; son, Paul David Dembowski and his wife Sucheta of Woolrich, PA, daughters, Suzanne Marie Speck and her husband Louis of West Pittston, and Catherine Lorraine Antolik and her husband Todd of Nantioke, son, Daniel Alfred Dembowski and his wife Kathi of Noxen; sister, Carol Sieminski of Hunlock Creek; brothers, Stanley Dembowski of Waterbury, CT and Terrance Dembowski of Plymouth; 7 grandchildren.

    At Dave's request, funeral services will be private.

    Private interment will be in Mount Rest Cemetery, Stonington, Maine.

    Arrangements are by the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corners of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek.

    To visit his online Guestbook, go here.

Robert P. Dumas

  • Robert P. Dumas GlenvilleRobert P. Dumas, 76, of Glenville, passed away peacefully at home on April 17, 2013. Born on June 7, 1936, in Malone, NY, he was the son of the late Evelyn Russell and Maurice Dumas of Malone, NY.

    He served in the United States Navy as a cryptologic technician, in Karamursel, Turkey, and worked for the Hamilton Printing Company, retiring in 1997.

    Robert was a member of the Guan Ho Ha Club, the Polish American Veterans, and the American Legion. His many interests of enjoyment were hunting, fishing, boating, camping, woodworking, NASCAR, Syracuse basketball, and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

    Robert is survived by his wife, Eileen J. Malis, whom he married on April 23, 1960, at the Church of St. Adalbert; his sons, Russell P. Dumas of Cranesville, Michael P. Dumas (Aimee) of Cohoes, and Richard D. Dumas (Melissa) of Rotterdam; daughters, Roberta L. Redmond (Jay Wagner) of Glenville, and Deborah A. Duda (Gene) of Latham; brothers, Capt. Maurice R. Dumas and wife, Jeanne of N. Quincy, MA, and Andre P. Dumas and wife, Sandra of Ballston Spa, NY; brother-in-law, Edmund L. Malis and wife, Nancy of Ballston Lake, NY; grandchildren, Tyler Best, Ashley and Ryan Duda, Joey Dumas, and Richard and Cathy Dumas; also several nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 23, at 8:15 a.m. from the Leszczynski Funeral Home 716 Crane St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 9 a.m. at the Church of St. Adalbert. Interment in St. Adalbert's Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Monday evening, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Church of St. Adalbert Restoration Fund, 550 Lansing St., Schenectady, NY 12303.

    To visit his online Guestbook, go here.

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