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Brian W. Halsted SUNAPEE — Brian W. Halsted of Sunapee and Saxtons River, Vermont, passed away unexpectedly on July 8, 2019, after a hospital stay. He was 67. Mr. Halsted was born on June 29, 1952, in Newport, to Betty Nilsen Halsted and John B. Halsted. He attended schools in Amherst, Massachusetts, the Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts, Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, and Cornell College in Iowa. Mr. Halsted worked in the construction industry in Florida and then spent 10 years in retail management. After another stint in construction in New Hampshire, and a year with the Springfield, Vermont, school district, he moved to Saxtons River, Vermont, and became the company manager, house manager and technical director for the Saxtons River Playhouse. Mr. Halsted is survived by his brother Mark Halsted, sister-in-law Arlene Halsted; his sister Lorna Schilling and brother-in-law Falko Schilling; nieces and nephews, John and Katharine Halsted, and Falko, Elizabeth, Nilsen and Brian Schilling, and one great-niece Rayna Cosgrave. Known affectionately as “Unc Bri” to many, Mr. Halsted was a humble man of integrity, wit and empathy whose thoughtfulness, humor and counsel helped all with whom he associated. A celebration of Mr. Halsted’s life will take place on Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Chivers Center at Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, Vermont. In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Lake Sunapee Protective Association, 63 Main St., Sunapee, NH 03782 or at www.lakesunapee.org; or to the Lake Sunapee Historical Society, 74 Main St., P.O. Box 501, Sunapee, NH 03782 or at www.sunapeehistorialsociety.org.

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