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“Steve and Shelia, sorry to hear about your dad. I will always have great memories of your dad and mom. Your parents were great mentors and people...Read More »
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“Sheila and Steve, So sorry for your loss. Your father was wonderful person. He had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed sitting out side in the good...Read More »
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3 of 8 | Posted by: Diana Bora - SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT

“my memories of the Garback family go way back to me childhood. and the creation link. losing friends that made those memories thoughts are with you. ”
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“Sheila- So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I so enjoyed his periodic visits to the clinic. Thinking of Kent St and how time seems to fly by so...Read More »
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“Steve, hi,I'm sorry to read that your dad passed away. In this picture doesn't he have a wonderfully warm and kind smile? ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Charlie Ferry - Montpelier, VT

“I worked with Ted many years ago in Barre at the employment office, I believe. He was a genuine soul, always seemed happy and I'm glad I knew him. ...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Cyndy Carrier Brown - Barre, VT

“Sheila, I am sorry for your loss. ”
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Theodore Garback, 98, of Burlington, Vermont, formerly of Montpelier, died April 2, 2018 after a short illness. Theodore was born in Kastav, Yugoslavia to Victor and Mary (Sarson) Garback on December 21, 1919. He was the oldest of four boys; the others being Richard, Rudolph and John. Diana his sister was the oldest of the five children. All of his siblings have predeceased him. In the early part of May, 1922, the original family of four immigrated to Rivesville, West Virginia where their father was employed as a coal miner. Eventually, the family settled in Montpelier and Ted graduated from Montpelier High School. Ted attended Vermont College where he met his wife Helen. Ted and his three brothers were locally known for accomplishments in golf and basketball. All had been golf champions and three were on championship basketball teams. In February 1942, Ted enlisted in the United States Navy where he attained the rank of 2nd Class Storekeeper. Later he changed his interest and qualified for flight school. While attending Iowa pre-flight school the war ended and he was honorably discharged on September 25, 1945. While in the service he married Helen Marie McAllister on March 31, 1945 in San Luis Obispo, California and they enjoyed over 60 years together. He is survived by two beloved children, Steven N. Garback and his wife Patricia of Pony, Montana and Sheila G. Clairmont and her husband Stephen of South Burlington, Vermont. In his lifetime, Ted had been employed by F.W. Woolworth, H.M. Fishman, Green Mountain Power, three local public accounting firms and the State of Vermont from which he retired after 30 years of service as an auditor. For over 45 years, he worked as an auditor and public accountant out of his home as a secondary business preparing income tax returns. Throughout the years, Ted enjoyed his family especially traveling to visit his son in Montana and annual visits to the Maine seacoast. He was a member of the Montpelier Country Club, the Montpelier Elks Club, the Vermont Association of Public Accountants and the National Society of Public Accountants. Ted acknowledges and greatly appreciated his wife Helen who managed their two children, the household chores, all his typing, working for the State of Vermont all while Ted travelled on his audit trips often for whole weeks at a time. How much more fortunate could anyone else have been. Arrangements are in the care of the Cremation Society of Chittenden County. There will be no calling hours and the family will have a private burial service at a later date in the Berlin Corner Cemetery. Donations may be made in Ted’s memory to the Montpelier Food Pantry, 137 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602.

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