Robert A. MinkeAugust 17,2013
Robert A. MinkeRobert A. Minke
BENNINGTON — Robert A. Minke, 92, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.
He was born June 3, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Arthur J. and the former Irene B. (Sylvester).
He graduated from Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Ohio.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
Following the war, he returned to the northeast and graduated from American International College in Springfield, Mass.
He worked for a short time in West Brattleboro, and moved to Bennington in 1951. In earlier years he was employed at the former Union Carbide Company and at Tansitor Electronics, both in Bennington. He was later employed in the bookkeeping department at Wills Insurance Agency as an accountant until his retirement.
Survivors include four daughters: Melissa Minke, Carol Minke, Sue Minke, and Cheryl Poole.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 3 p.m. at the All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home, with Chaplain Kenneth Coonradt officiating. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter, through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1935, New York gangster, bootlegger, ruthless murderer Dutch Schultz, born Arthur Flegenheimer to Jewish-German immigrant parents, and three associates gunned down, killed, at the Palace Chophouse in Newark, N.J.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Acclaimed illusionist & escape artist Harry Houdini, performing in Montreal in 1926, is sucker-punched by a McGill University student. Houdini doesn't know he has peritonitis - the punches are possible factor in his Oct. 31 death.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Police Chief James Baker to resign from the force at the end of the year to take a job in Washington, D.C., jury remains out in teacher killing murder trial, Rec Dept. releases report on what's wrong with White's Pool.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Well diggers in Cardiff, New York, find what is thought to be the petrified body of a 10-foot-tall man, perfectly preserved after thousands of years, which becomes a popular roadside attraction until proven to be a fake.
- Pittsford Haunted House
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1720, 'Calico Jack' Rackham, Caribbean pirate and early feminist, known for recruiting women to his crew and for fabric decorating skills after creating 'Jolly Roger' flag, is captured by the British Royal Navy.