Chester, Vt. — resident Earle Pinkham, 98, died at Springfield Hospital, of a sudden heart attack Friday evening, 10, March 2017.
A World War II veteran, he enlisted 8 Jan 1940, served in Panama in 1942 and married Barbara Louise Winston 4 Jun 1942 before being shipped to North Africa, and the China Burma India (CBI) Theater in Karachi with the Army Air Corps. He was honorably discharged on his birthday in 1945 as a 2nd Lt.
After his wife died in 2008, Barbara H Kolodziej has been his caretaker and highly valued friend allowing him to stay in his own home as he wished. She has been his advocate and frequent companion both for medical appointments and daily care as well as family occasions.
Earle is survived by his son Galen of Grafton Vt, brother Edward of Lynn Mass., grandchildren Laura Dearth, James Pinkham and Julia Pinkham of Columbus, Ohio and Richard Pinkham of Bend, Ore. as well as five great grandchildren.
A graveside service is planned for June 4th at Cobb Cemetery in Houghtonville, Vt. In lieu of flowers please mail memories to Galen at 2026 Stage Coach Rd, Grafton. Vt. 05146