2017-03-20 / Obituaries

Earle E. Pinkham

Chester, Vermont resident Earle Pinkham, 98, died at Springfield Hospital of a sudden heart attack Friday evening, March 10, 2017.

A World War II veteran, he enlisted Jan. 8, 1940, served in Panama in 1942 and married Barbara Louise Winston June 4, 1942 before being shipped to North Africa, and the China Burma India (CBI) Theater in Karachi with the Army Air Corps. He was honorably discharged on his birthday in 1945 as a 2nd Lieutenant.

After his wife died in 2008, Barbara H. Kolodziej has been his caretaker and highly valued friend, allowing him to stay in his own home as he wished. She has been his advocate and frequent companion both for medical appointments and daily care as well as family occasions.

Earle is survived by his son Galen of Grafton, Vermont, brother Edward of Lynn, Massachusetts, grandchildren Laura Dearth, James Pinkham and Julia Pinkham of Columbus, Ohio and Richard Pinkham of Bend, Oregon as well as five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service is planned for June 4, 2017 at Cobb Cemetery in Houghtonville, Vermont. In lieu of flowers please mail memories to Galen at 2026 Stage Coach Road, Grafton, VT 05146

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