George A. HerrickMarch 27,2013
George A. HerrickGeorge A. Herrick
CHITTENDEN — George A. Herrick, 71, of Chittenden died Tuesday morning, March 26, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born in Rutland, March 28, 1941, the son of William and Aurore (Guertin) Herrick.
George was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.
He was employed by Carris Reels Inc., and from 1968 to 1999, he was employed by Sears Inc.
George was a member of the Chittenden Volunteer Fire Dept. and an auditor for the Town of Chittenden.
Surviving are his wife Betty (Capron) Herrick of Chittenden; three sons, Jeffrey Herrick of Chittenden, Brian Herrick of Rutland, and his children Tawnya, her daughter, Aubrey and Matthew and John Bradley Mendenhall and his wife Lisa Strachan of Vineyard Haven, MA; two daughters Patricia Pelkey and her husband Herb of West Rutland, and their children Marie, Caitlin and Nash, and Cheryl Lowe and her husband Erik of West Tisbury, MA, and their children Emily and Aaron; nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Margaret (Carroll) Herrick, and by a brother, William H. Herrick, Jr.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, March 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.
Graveside services with military honors will be held Friday, March 29, at 2:15 p.m. at Horton Cemetery in Chittenden.
Contributions may be made to Chittenden Volunteer Fire Dept, 266 Chittenden Road, Chittenden, VT 05737.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 410 CE, Visigoths sack Rome and it isn't the first time, either; in 1859, Titusville, Pa., the first commercially viable oil well comes in; in 1918, the only World War I battle fought on U.S. soil in Nogales, Ariz.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Archaelogists uncover artifacts proving that late neolithic Egyptians, pre-dating the Pyramids of Giza, practiced mummification to prepare their dead for the afterlife, far earlier than presupposed.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE:Chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing that pollute ground water and the air we breathe come under scrutiny by researchers who find at least eight fracking chemicals toxic to mammals.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: The craze for Omega-3 fatty acids as a dietary supplement in its most popular form, fish oil, has led to depletion of fish stocks in oceans throughout the world. Is this the beginning of the total collapse of global fisheries?
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Suspects arrested in Killington bear death, Bryanna Allen and Kevin O'Connor report along the Back to School front, Rutland Plywood site remains an active fire scene as debris continues to smolder.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Forests around Chernobyl, even though dead from massive irradiation after nuclear accident 30 years ago, still have not even begun to decompose, natural balance disrupted at microbial level.