Albert William Baraw

Albert William Baraw, passed away peacefully at his home in Derby,Vt on August 29,2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born February 5, 1940 in North Troy, Vermont. He was the son of  Homer Clifford Baraw and Theresa Ruth Cleveland Sanborn Baraw.  He is survived by his Loving wife, Norma Parker Baraw whom he married on June 7, 1996 in Newport, Vermont. By one of his sons, James H. F. Baraw (Diane) of Northfield, two Stepdaughters, Carrie Fortin (Kevin)  of  Derby, Vt and Marjorie Sargent of  Montreal,  Quebec. His two sisters, Evelyn (Leo) Bernard of Newport, and Virginia (Eddie) Billings of Fletcher, Oklahoma, one brother  Bruce (DeeAnn) of La Mesa, California.  He is also survived by  Stepsisters  Velma Coburn of Newport, Amy Gray of Coventry, Florence Verge of Coventry and Arlene Pettengill of North Carolina.  He was predeceased by his son Frank A. Baraw in 2013, A brother  Roger (Sheryl) Baraw in 1998, his Stepbrother Herbert Morse (Mary)  a Stepsister, Hilda Pion, and first wife Ludmilla Katarina Hartmann in December 1995 whom he married in Sandhofen, Germany in  March of 1960, He leaves 15 grandchildren, Shawn (Angel),  Heather  Sargent  (Josh), Andrew (Morgan), Emily Law, Kristofer, Kenny, Hayley McDonald, Rebecca McDonald, and Tyler Turcotte, Felicia (Joe), Marissa and Mallory, Justin (Alyssa) Joey and Jonah. He also leaves 7 great grandchildren, Vanessah, Madasyn, Laycie, Karson, Sylas, Cameron & baby Peyton (due Oct 4). Many in laws, nieces & Nephews, & friends in Germany, Canada & USA.

Albert had been a member of the Troy School Board, North Country Union High School Board, Town of Jay Selectman and Moderator.  He was a founding member and  Past Commander and Adjutant of Jay Peak Post #28 American Legion in North Troy, Vt. Past Master and Secretary of Masonic Union Lodge #16, in Troy, Vt. Past President of Jay Volunteer Fire Department, Charter President of Troy Volunteer Fire Department, Charter member of Troy & Area Lions Club. He was also a Charter President of Missisquoi Valley Ambulance on which he served for about 15 years. Albert was a Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 789 of Newport, Vermont. Albert loved traveling.  In 2002 and in 2004 Norma and Albert had traveled all of the lower 48 States and Western Canada.   He really enjoyed the Canadian Rockies and the Great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, North Carolina and, Virginia.  They made many trips to Nashville, Tennessee, Renfro Valley, Kentucky, Lancaster, Pa, and Rosine, Kentucky,  to Country Music and Blue Grass Festivals, and  had been to Branson, Missouri a couple of times.  In 2002 and 2004 they danced  to the live music of Buck Owens at the Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California.He loved the local Jam sessions tremendously. 

He served in the United States Army for 9 years in Germany, Korea and a short time in Vietnam. Afterwards he served for 25 Years in the Vermont Army National Guard.  

A celebration of his life was celebrated Sept.7, at Jay Peak Post 28 American Legion. 

Burial at a later date when the family is ready. On-line condolences at Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.

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