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BURLINGTONFREEPRESS.COM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012 Community Calendar BURLINGTON Ward 5 Neighborhood Planning Assembly: 7 p.m. today, Champlain College Miller Center. Celebrate John Dewey Day: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Fletcher Free Library. Join Frank Gonzalez to make paper masks and then parade down Church Street to celebrate the birthday of Burlington educator and philosopher John Dewey. All ages. 865-7216. CHITTENDEN COUNTY Chittenden County Retired Teachers Association: Noon Tuesday, Elks Club, 925 North Ave., Burlington. Lunch and business meeting with program to follow. All retired teachers welcome. Contact Jane Stickney at 878-5291 or email stickney-janeyahoo.com for reservations. ESSEX JUNCTION Planning Commission: 6 p.m. today, Lincoln Hall. JERICHO Selectboard: 7 p.m. today, Town Hall. JERICHOUNDERHILL Fall Story Time: 10 a.m. today, Deborah Rawson Memorial Library. Stories, songs, finger-plays, snack and craft for preschoolers and their caregivers. 899-4962. MILTON Ad Hoc Recreation Pathways Committee: 6 p.m. today, Municipal Building. WINOOSKI Development Review Board: 6:30 p.m. today, City Hall. 6B Death Notices MILO L. SCHAEFER III NEW HAVEN Milo L. Schaefer III died on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in the loving arms of his wife, Susan Towne Schaefer, and son, Milo L. Schaefer IV, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Milo, son of the late Milo and Sarah Aldrich Schaefer was born Feb. 3, 1948, in York, Pa., spent his childhood in York, Westfield, N.J., and Chambersburg, Pa., and graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa., as a metallurgical engineer in 1971. Milo and Susan met in Chambersburg and married in 1972, lived in Pennsylvania, Brazil, where Milo IV was born, Mexico, Venezuela, New Jersey and retired to Vermont in 2004. Milo began his career at the Chambersburg Engineering Company, and spent 10 years with Air Products and Chemicals as a development engineer in Allentown, Pa., So Paulo, Brazil, and Mexico City, Mexico. Milo then transferred to the BOC Group of Murray Hill, N.J., to run industrial gas businesses throughout Latin America based in Caracas, Venezuela and New Jersey. Since moving to Vermont, Milo has dedicated his time, expertise and energy to numerous community and wellness projects including the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes Opera House, and the Addison Respite Care Home, where he recently served as President of their Board of Directors. Milo worked hard to support the fight against cancer through Livestrong events and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. An avid athlete, Milo enjoyed swimming, biking, competing in triathlons and Funerals Held and traveling with Susan, motorcycling and scuba diving around the world. Milo was deeply loved and admired by family, friends and colleagues. He is survived by Susan, his wife of 40 years; son, Milo IV of Hoboken, N.J.; sister, Louann and brother-in-law, Joseph Noll, of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; mother-in-law, Margaret Towne of Pittstown, N.Y.; in-laws, Sandra Towne of Bracey, Va., Makey and Ellen Towne of Denver, Colo., and Abigail and Robert Vietze of Warren; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate Milo will be held at the Vergennes Congregational Church, Vergennes, on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at 4 p.m., followed by a reception at the Vergennes Opera House. Milo's family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his name to Addison Respite Care Home, PO Box 953, Middlebury, VT 05753; Livestrong (Livestrong. org), or any cancer-fighting organization. Visit burlingtonfreepress.comobituaries to express condolences and sign the guest book. M. DIANNE STIREWALT HINESBURG Mary Dianne Stirewalt, of Hinesburg, died on Oct. 11, 2012. She was born on March 31, 1937, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Ivan and Kathleen Seed. Dianne grew up on her family's wheat farm, graduated from George Williams College in Chicago, and later earned a master's degree from St. Michael's College in Vermont. She was proud to be from Canada and became a U.S. citizen in 1998. Dianne was a 27 -year survivor of ovarian cancer and was very active in organizing a series of Cancer Survivorship Days at Shelburne Farms. Her belief was that people should strive to, "Make every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope." It was with this belief that she managed her family responsibilities, her extensive volunteer work and her various jobs in the field of Adult Education. She was a championship swimmer in Canada before college, and continued to be very active in teaching swimming to all ages, with a special talent for teaching preschool children. Dianne had words of kindness, affection and encouragement for nearly everyone she came in contact with during her lifetime. She loved her family and friends deeply, and loved Vermont and the people who live here. She was known for her open-door policy with all her children's friends, who as adults would occasionally drop by to see if there were any chocolate chip cookies in the big tin jar in the cupboard. She enjoyed traveling and developed many lifelong friendships with people all over the world, communicating with them mostly with exchanges of long insightful handwritten letters, a form she described as "warm," presumably in contrast to cryptic e-mails. Dianne especially enjoyed her home, garden, the fox and its "little ones," the passing family of deer, the big trees in her yard and the unimpeded view of open field and mountains from the picture window in her living room. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, William S. Stirewalt; three sons, Scott, Robert and Mark; sister, Joanne Whitford; brother, Coulter Seed; and grandchildren, Alicia, Ross, Emily, Hannah and Shea. Donations in Dianne's name can be made to the Eleanor B. Daniels Fund, c o Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Fletcher Allen Health Care, 111 Colchester Ave., Smith 403, Burlington, VT 05401. The fund is dedicated to supporting education, research and developmental efforts for gynecologic malignancies and women's health issues. Visit burlingtonfreepress.comobituaries to express condolences and sign the guest book. WAYNE R. BISSONETTE HINESBURG WILLISTON, Fla. Wayne R. Bissonette , a lifelong resident of Hinesburg, died peacefully in Florida on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, following a brief illness. Visiting hours are in the parish hall of St. Jude Church, Hinesburg, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at 11 a.m. in St. Jude Church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Wayne's name may be made to a fund for the children of Hinesburg to provide recreation facilities, co Merchants Bank, Hinesburg Branch, 26 Ballards Corner Road, Hinesburg, VT 05461, Hinesburg Fire Department, P.O. Box 12, Hinesburg, VT, or St. Jude Church, 10759 Rte. 116, Hinesburg, VT 05461. A complete obituary will appear in the Sunday edition of the Burlington Free Press. Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond, in care of arrangements. IE A Project of American Antropological Association " H Funded by Ford Foundation & National Science Foundation "Ul In Memoriam In Loving Memory of Lucas LaFrance 10181989 - 222012 Happy Birthday, Bud. Wish you were here to celebrate your day. Watch for the balloons! Love and miss you, Your Family and Friends Paid Notices In Loving Memory of Lucas LaFrance 10181989 - 222012 Happy 23rd Birthday If you could come back for one more day, we know exactly what we would say, for you to go on and live once again, to be the happy-go-lucky son, brother and friend. We love you with all of our hearts, and none of us wanted for you to depart. We don't understand it, each day is a struggle to get through, but knowing one day we will all be together with you. Love, Mom, Dad, Joslin, Stephanie, and Family

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