Clarence “Fudd” R. Barlow Jr., 36, died unexpectedly Friday evening Jan. 2, 2009 at Rutland Regional Medical Center.
Born March 7, 1972 in Rutland, Vt., he was the son of the late Clarence Sr. and Dorothy (Battease) Barlow.
Clarence was a Graduate of Fair Haven Union High School class of 1990, and a Graduate of the Paramedic Program at Hudson Valley Community College.
He was employed as a Paramedic for Regional Ambulance Service. Former employments include, Administrator of Fair Haven Rescue Squad, Brandon Area Rescue, Golden Cross Ambulance Service, Northeastern Ambulance Service, Vermont State Police Dispatcher, Phlebotomist at Rutland Regional Medical Center, Vermont State Assistant Medical Examiner and Paul’s Pizza.
Fudd was a sports fanatic. He enjoyed paintball; was an avid golfer and enjoyed music playing guitar and drums and scuba diving. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends and co-workers, playing Texas hold ‘em and travel.
He was a former junior fireman for Castleton Fire Dept. and a former member of the Fair Haven Fire Dept.
He is survived by his wife Jessika (Kulpa) Barlow, who he married April 26, 1997 in Rutland; by his daughter, Jaycee Donna Barlow; his three brothers, Samuel Young, of Ticonderoga, Fred Barlow, South Deerfield, Mass., and Wesley ”Pat” Barlow of Granville; by his eight sisters, Sandra Diffee, of Granville, Terri Morgan of Rutland, Crissa Coppins, of Poultney, Peggy Vanlew, of Castleton, Doreen Bushey, of Castleton, Judy Brown, of Castleton and Sally Adams, of Rockwell North Carolina and Janice Higgins, of Bomoseen; by an aunt and uncle and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins, friends and co-workers.
He was predeceased by his parents, and his infant son Cole Stanley Barlow.
Visiting hours were held on Tuesday, Jan. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ducharme Funeral Home, 1939 Main Street, Castleton.
Funeral services will be held on Wed., Jan. 7 at 11 a.m. at Grace Congregational United Church in Rutland. The Rev. John Weatherhogg will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jaycee Donna Barlow Scholarship fund in care of Joan Poczobut at 83 Evergreen Ave, Rutland, VT 05701
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ducharme Funeral Home in Castleton, www.ducharmefuneralhome.com.