Robert J. LincolnApril 03,2014Robert J. Lincoln
Robert J. Lincoln, 91, of Rutland and a former longtime resident of Pittsfield, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation in Rutland.
He was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Manchester, the son of Robert J. and Florence (Eddy) Lincoln.
In 1940, He graduated from Vermont Agricultural College in Randolph.
In 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, and served during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He participated in the Battle of Okinawa and the Battle of Peleliu. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
On June 9, 1951, he married Alice Horvath in Rutland.
He was employed as a truck mechanic for Seward’s Sales and Service for more than 35 years, retiring May 13, 1988.
He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post #31.
He served the town of Pittsfield on the Select Board for many years, several years as the chairman. He was also a town representative to the Two Rivers Regional Planning Commission.
He enjoyed his old tractors and playing bingo.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Lincoln of Rutland; a sister, Vivian Saari of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; a half-sister, Eleanor Rivera of Hialeah, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Cook in March.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at Aldous Funeral Home, 44 North Main St., Rutland.
Burial will be at a later date in Factory Point Cemetery in Manchester.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post #31, 33 Washington St., Rutland, VT 05701.
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