Walter Kilburn

Walter R. Kilburn

Friday, January 2nd, 1948 - Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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Walter R. Kilburn, 72, a resident of Abbott Street, Bennington, died peacefully on Sunday, June 21, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Cambridge, NY on January 2, 1948, he was the son of the late Raymond S. and Juanita (Anderson) Kilburn. He received his education in Cambridge where he was a 1966 graduate of Cambridge High School. Walt later received his undergraduate degree from Siena College in Loudonville, NY.

A veteran of the Vietnam War, Walt served in the U. S. Air Force in both Thailand and the Philippines.

He married the former Bernadette “Bunny” Thompson on June 16, 1984 in Bennington.

Prior to his retirement in 2008 Walt had been employed for 22 years an an IT Specialist at the Watervliet, NY Arsenal.

Walt was a member of both the Hale Mountain Fish and Game Club and Bennington Elks Lodge 567. He was also a member of the National Association of Milk Bottle Collectors. Walt enjoyed music, shuffleboard, Thai cuisine, antique bottle collecting, pistol shooting, ice fishing, card playing and watching his granddaughter’s basketball games and was an avid fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and the New England Patriots.

Survivors include his wife, Bernadette “Bunny” Thompson-Kilburn of Bennington; two children, Juanita Morris (Peter) of Manchester, and Darrell Kilburn of Milan, GA; six step-children, Darlene Sherman of Burlington, William M. Sherman Jr. (Rebecca) of Petersburgh, NY, Siriporn Zawistowski (John) of Schaghitcooke, NY, Sirilak Harsha (Brian) of Greenwich, NY and Suprtip and Chalerm Chalomphong, both of Thailand; eight grandchildren, Kathryn Morris, Hunter Sherman, Jasmine Sherman, Deryk Sutliff, Ja Race (Shane), Peter Ritthichai, and Ian and Brianna Harsha and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Kilburn was predeceased by a sister, Gladys Kilburn and his previous wife, Nuanlak Jermany.

Due to the continuing issues with the virus outbreak private services will take place at the convenience of the family.
Should friends desire memorial contributions in Walter Kilburn’s memory may be made to the Bennington County Child Advocacy Center through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

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Beth Sausville

Posted at 07:52am
I will never forget Walts sense of humor, his knowledge of owls, and his choice of sandwiches, Rest In Peace my friend!! You will be greatly missed but not forgotten. :(

laurelyn langer wichgers

Posted at 12:14am
i was a CCS classmate of Walter. wishing his family and friends peace and comfort at this time. laurelyn langer wichgers.

Karen Dusha McKean

Posted at 01:23am
Walt was always a kind classmate at CCS and a valued veteran. Peace and condolences to the family and friends of Walter Kilburn.

Susan Thurber Sardi

Posted at 10:53pm
I am so sorry to hear of Walt's passing. My sympathies to the family. I went to school with Walt. My prayers are with you all. Susan Thurber Sardi

Diane LeClaire

Posted at 12:12pm
Our sincere condolences. John & Diane LeClaire

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