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.
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