Edgar F. Haskins, 93

E dgar Forrest Haskins, age 93, died early Tuesday morning, July 24, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, following a couple years of declining health.

He was born on Jan. 16, 1919, in Pawlet, Vt., the son of Edgar L. and Mary (Licence) Haskins.

Edgar started and operated Haskins Propane and Appliances in Pawlet for many years before retiring. He and Alice moved to Wells in 2000. Edgar was a jack-of all-trades, having done plumbing, heating, electrical wiring, refrigeration work, et al.

He was a WWII veteran, having served from 1941-1945 in the Mediterranean theater. He saw serviced in Portland, Maine, North Africa, Sicily and Italy, including the battles of Cassino and Po River.

Edgar was a longtime member of the MWA in Wells, Mettowee Valley Grange, Pomona Grange, VFW Post # 1652, and American Legion in Granville, N.Y. In earlier years, he had been a member of the Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department, Morning Star Masonic Lodge in Pawlet, Order of the Odd Fellows in West Pawlet, Pawlet Historical Society and Green Mountain Seniors.

He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Alice J. (LaFountain) Haskins in 2000, a daughter Pamela J. Haskins and a son Edgar W. Haskins; a grandson Robie DeAngeles; brothers Leslie Haskins and LeRoy Haskins; sisters, Doris Young and Bertha Monroe. He is survived by sons Roger B. (Diane) Essex Center and Peter T. (Vickie) of Dorset; and daughters Mary J. Sheldon of Brooksville, Fla. and Susan J Haskins of Granville, N.Y.; grandson Leslie Haskins and granddaughters Sarah (John) Desormier, Amy Haskins, Carol Haskins, Kaitlyn Haskins and Alexis Haskins; and several great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, July 28, at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville. Burial will follow at the Mettowee Valley Cemetery in Pawlet.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial contributions in memory of Edgar may be made to One on One Program, 6 Court St. Rutland, VT 05701, Interage Adult Day Program, 3 Gen. Wing Road, Suite 229, Rutland, VT 05701 or the Granville Rescue Squad. POB 153, Granville, NY 12832

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