Leland Craig Getty, 85

 

Leland Craig Getty passed away in Burlington on June 30, 2008.

 

Getty was born on June 20, 1923, in Hebron, N.Y., the son of Harold E. and Alfreda (Craig) Getty.

Lee retired after a long career as a designer for General Electric in Burlington. He was deeply committed to his children and grandchildren supporting their education and many activities.

He served in World War II from 1944-1946. Lee was a loving caregiver for his wife, Ruth, over the last eight years.

 

Lee is survived by his two sons, Richard and wife Janet Getty of Rutland, Harold Getty of Williston; four grandchildren, Eric Olson-Getty and his wife Dayna, Matthew Getty and his wife Helen, Amanda Getty, and Michael Getty. Lee was predeceased by his wife of 58 years Ruth Getty on Feb. 2.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 5, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Burlington. Memorial contributions can be made to the Reverend David J. Heim memorial scholarship fund, 81 St. Paul St., Burlington, VT 05401, in support of pastoral ministry. Corbin and Palmer Funeral and Cremation Service were in care of arrangements.

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