• Peter A. Schickler
    December 31,2012
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    Peter A. Schickler
    Peter A. Schickler

    Peter A. Schickler, 68, of Rutland, passed peacefully into God’s care on December 26, 2012, losing his long fight with COPD and most recently cancer of the spine and lungs.

    He was born in North Bellmore, New York, to Bill and Helen Schickler on February 6, 1944. He married the one true love of his life, Nancy McManus, in 1991. They had three sons and three daughters from previous marriages.

    Peter left behind three stepsons, his three daughters, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three sisters and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Bill Schickler; nephew Bill Schickler; brother-in-law Jack Buchanan; and both his parents.

    Peter had two loves in his life — his family and his work creating computer systems for Button Systems’ clients. His software touched so many companies locally and nationally — companies such as Kalow Technologies, Sealed Air, Bank of America, Random House Publishing, Christus Health and so many more over the years. He loved to teach people how to better use their computer systems, and was quick to reach out a helping hand for anyone in need. He had been a longtime member of the Rutland Business Advisory Council, promoting vocational opportunities for disadvantaged individuals.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, PO Box 787, Rutland, VT 05702-0787, who provided excellent hospice care to Peter and Nancy and their family.

    He asked that this obituary include his email signature line – Keep Smiling!

    Arrangements are under the direction of the Ducharme Funeral Home Inc. www.ducharmefuneralhome.com.
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