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Elmer R. "Bob" LeDuc

August 24, 1923 October 29, 2008
Elmer R. "Bob" LeDuc
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St. Albans – Elmer R. “Bob” LeDuc, 85, a lifelong resident of this area passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2008, at the Northwestern Medical Center. Born in St. Albans, on August 24, 1923, Bob was the son of the late Elmer Jeremiah and Helen (Ledoux) LeDuc. On October 6, 1945 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church Rectory, Bob married the former Janet Kenyon, who preceded him in death on January 19, 2005. Bob was a 1941 graduate of St. Mary’s High School. He then joined the United States Navy during World War II, where he served on the U.S.S. Ticonderoga. During his military service, he received the Air Crew Insignia, 3 Stars, American Theatre Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre 4 Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, 2 Stars and the World War II-Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged on January 19, 1946. He retired from the Central Vermont Railway in 1983, following 45 years of service as a carman. Bob was a member of Green Mountain Post #, 1, American Legion. He enjoyed doing woodworking, fishing and square dancing. Survivors include his two sons; David LeDuc and his wife, Nancy of Newton, New Hampshire and Arthur LeDuc and his wife, Judith of Franklin; his daughter, Margaret Easterling and her husband, Kenneth of San Antonia, Texas; his grandchildren, Suzanne Gibson, Michael LeDuc and Aimee Whipple; his great grandchildren; Diana and Victoria Gibson and Cameron Whipple. Bob is also survived by his brother, Hubert LeDuc of Battle Creek, Michigan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 3, 2008, at 10:00 A.M. in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Fairfield Street. The Reverend W. André Houle will be the celebrant. Interment with full military honors will be held on Monday at 1:30 PM at the family lot in St. Louis Cemetery in Highgate. Bob’s family will receive friends on Sunday, from 1 to 4 PM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Palliative Care Program at the Northwestern Medical Center, 133 Fairfield Street, St. Albans, Vermont 05478. Condolences and memories may be sent to Bob’s family through www.healdfuneralhome.com.

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