Peter D. OrvisJanuary 04,2013
Peter D. OrvisPeter D. Orvis
BRANDON — Peter Douville Orvis, 69, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at his home in Brandon.
He was born March 5, 1943, in Middlebury, the son of Wendell and Roseanne (Douville) Orvis.
He grew up in Middlebury, where he received his early education. He graduated from New Lebanon (N.Y.) High School, Class of 1961.
Following his education, he joined the United States Air Force and served in Libya and other North African countries. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Vermont, and began a career with Standard Register in Middlebury that spanned more than 25 years. He retired in 2004.
He was a member of St. Thomas & Grace Episcopal Church, where he served as Junior Warden and was a Eucharistic Minister.
He belonged to American Legion Post #27 in Middlebury.
Survivors include his wife, Mary (Johnson) Orvis of Brandon, whom he married in Shoreham on July 3, 1981; three sons, Todd L. Orvis of Tampa, Fla., Douglas New of Leicester, and Steven New of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; three daughters, Tracy Abel of Glenville, N.Y., and Tammy Johnson and Lana Travers, both of Brandon; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, a daughter Karen Currier, and his sister Bonita “Bonnie” Petty.
The memorial service “In Celebration of His Life” will be held Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Grace Episcopal Church in Forest Dale. The Rev. Margaret Fletcher, rector, will officiate.
A reception will follow in the church hall.
The graveside committal service and burial, with military honors, will take place at a later date in Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon.
Friends may call Monday, Jan. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse & Hospice, 7 Albert Cree Drive, Rutland, VT 05701; or The Foley Cancer Clinic, 160 Allen St., Rutland, VT 05701.
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