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Robert Halverson

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“Very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a good friend and a super smart chemist. I enjoyed years of working with Bob as well as playing IBM...Read More »
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“My thoughts are with the whole family. I remember how kind your dad was when I went to visit Sheila. Sad about the loss of your mom, too. Peace to...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Lindsay Butler - Seattle, WA

“Amy, I was so saddened to learn from Anais that your father had died. I recall him running the streets of Burlington, with your mum, too. He was a...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Marilynn Langley - W. Medford, MA

“My sympathy to the entire family. We will miss caring for him. Such a kind man in so many ways. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Frank Landry - South Burlington, VT

“My deepest sympathy on the loss of your father.May he rest in peace and love.Valerie ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Bob was one of th finest people I worked with at IBM. A true gentleman, through and through. Rest In Peace, my friend. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Bernard DeVarney - S Burlington, VT

“I'm thinking of you, Karen and family, and feel sadness in the passing of your beloved father and grandfather. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Wanda Cosman

“It is with great sadness this morning to read that Bob has died. I was very fond of him as I enjoyed and admired his quiet steady presence in our...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Dr Sara Packard - Burlington, VT


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Robert Michael Halverson, 77, passed away February 6, 2017. Bob was born June 10, 1939, in Great Falls, Montana to William Carrico and Patricia (Linnane) Halverson. Bob's father died while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and Bob was adopted and raised by Gilmore Halverson and Patricia in Great Falls. He attended Gonzaga Preparatory School and Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, where he met and married his best friend, Patricia Anne (Girouard) Halverson. Bob was a strong advocate of the rigorous Jesuit education he received and a loyal fan of the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Bob and Pat married on June 6, 1959 and moved to Burlington in 1961, where Bob attended the University of Vermont. They fell in love with Vermont and went on to raise their five daughters in Burlington. Bob started his career at the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory and then spent over 35 years with IBM as one of the few chemists at the Essex Junction facility. Bob was a present and dedicated father, attending countless musical concerts and track and cross-country meets, coaching baseball, and teaching his girls to drive, change a tire, and fish. Bob enjoyed running, camping, canoeing, and hiking in the Green and White Mountains. In recent years, he spent countless hours along Burlington area bike paths. He worked tirelessly at his plot in the Tommy Thompson Community Garden harvesting gigantic sweet potatoes and kilos upon kilos of zucchini. Bob was an avid reader and consumer of history books, particularly WWII. He enjoyed politics and loved to engage in rousing debates on the topics of the day. His was a loyal and devoted fan of the New York Giants, Boston Red Sox and Montreal Canadiens. Bob was thrilled by the birth of his six granddaughters and one grandson. He was filled with pride by what successful and accomplished young women his granddaughters grew to be and he made sure to equip his first grandson with every foam sword and battle-axe manufactured. Bob was a member and volunteer of All Saints Episcopal Church in South Burlington, where he served as a warden and on the vestry. Bob also served on the Diocesan Congregational Support and Resources Committee for the Diocese of Vermont and was a past member of the Burlington Neighborhood Planning Assembly Steering Committee for Ward 6. He volunteered with Fletcher Allen Health Care, the Salvation Army, Meals On Wheels, and was a mentor for the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. Bob was predeceased by his wife, Pat; his daughter, Susan Jean (Halverson) Greco; and his sister, Dianne Dailey. He will be deeply missed by his daughters and sons-in-law, Karen Halverson (Stephen Spencer), Sheila Howland (William Howland), Linda Rixford (Peter Rixford), Amy Halverson, and Alessandro Greco; his seven grandchildren, Melissa Farmer, Allison Malone, Emily Rixford, Phoebe Spencer, Johanna Greco, and Maeve and Dechen Culhane; and his sisters, Debra Trenberth and Janet Yonkers. The family wishes to thank Dr. Frank Landry for his many years of care and service. Funeral services to celebrate Bob's life will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017, at 3 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, South Burlington. Friends are also welcome to visit with the family at 4 p.m. Friday in the Reception Room at All Saints Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program at http://refugees.org/field-office/vermont/ or All Saints Episcopal Church, 1250 Spear St., South Burlington, VT 05403.

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