Clipped From The Burlington Free Press
' ; k ' f! V, v-fV ,1 CALVIN JOSEPH PLOOF SR. Catvin Joseph Ploof Sr., 66, of 47 Front St. was taken peacefully to his eternal rest Dec. 12, 1990. At the time of his death at his family home, he was surrounded by his loving wife and children. Calvin was born in Burlington on Nov. 8, 1924, the son of Raymond J. Sr. and Dorothy (Gelinas) Ploof. He was married in Burlington on Sept. 26, 1945. to the former Marjorie Gonyea. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, followed by service in the Marine Corps Reserve, and, later, with K Company of the Vermont Army National Guard. He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office for 28 years in the South End from 1945 to 1973. While raising a family of 13 children, he was also employed by the Grand Union Co. He was a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Joseph's parish. He was'a member for many years of the Burlington Military Band and the choir at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. For many years he served as a scoutmaster of Burlington Troop 14 of the Boy Scouts. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marjorie of Burlington; his mother, Dorothy L. Ploof of Burlington; his 13 children seven sons and their spouses, Calvin J. Jr. and Laurie of Williston, Michael A. and Carol of South Burlington, William J. and Allison of Grand Isle, Frederick N. and Kelly of Grand Isle, Mark G. and Tina of Colchester, Reginald E. of Burlington, and Martin J, and Michelle of Burlington; six daughters and their spouses, Leah and Jerry Kirby of Colchester, Jacquelyn and Ken Wales of South Burlington, Denise and James Monahan of Florida and Milton, Jean and Michael Gay of Georgia, Joan and Michael Bogus of Starksboro, and Barbara and Donald Thibeault of Monkton; 34 grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; his brothers and sisters and their spouses, Maurice and Helene (Ploof) Thayer of Essex, Bernard and Catherine (Ploof) CouillarJ of Burlington, Bernard and Phyllis (Ploof) DeVoid of Fer-risburgh, Richard and Mary Ploof Sr. of Burlington, Charles and Lorraine Ploof Sr. of Burlington, Raymond and Norma Ploof Jr. of South Burlington, James and Beverly Ploof Sr. of Colchester, Oliver and Jackie Ploof of Glens Falls, N.Y., Edward and Doris Ploof of Colchester, Sister Lucy (Dorothy) Ploof, RSM, of Burlington, Joseph and Pamela (Ploof) Gagnon of Waterbury Center, Arthur and Marjorie (Ploof) Limacher II of Burlington, and Patrick E. Ploof of Burlington; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father in 1965; a brother, Leo, in 1944; and his great-granddaughter, Jessica Marie Kirby, on April 12, 1990. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. Visiting hours will be held today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. ROBERT W. MORRIS ESSEX JUNCTION Robert V. Morris, 72, of 3 Prospect St. passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 1990, in Fanny Allen Hospital in Colchester. He was born in Lawrence, Mass., Aug. 4, 1918, the son of Raymond and Elizabeth (Walker) Morris. He married the former Barbara Earlene Talbert in Burlington on Dec. 30, 1948. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He served his country with the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1978, after 20 years as a postal clerk with the Essex Junction Post Office. He was a member of Essex VFW Post 6689. Bob was proud to be of service to his community when he joined the Essex Junction Fire Department in 1960 as a volunteer fireman. As a lifetime member of the be-.