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Calvin E. Wimble, 80, a lifelong resident of Waitsfield, passed away in the comfort of his home on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Born in Waitsfield on October 21, 1933, he was the son of the late Claude and Reta Wimble. On August 25, 1962, he married the former Norma Barton in Moretown.
Calvin was a 1952 graduate of Waitsfield High School and then went on to serve his country during the Korean War as a member of the U.S. Air Force. Following his discharge, Calvin worked for several years, first for General Electric in Burlington and then for Mehuron's Supermarket in Waitsfield. He then embarked on a 32-year career with the Waitsfield Post Office as a rural mail carrier, retiring in 1995. His memberships included the Mad River American Legion Post #75 in Waitsfield.
His family lovingly remembers Calvin for the joy he experienced gardening, reading, fishing, maple sugaring and preparing big Sunday family dinners, and for being an avid sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics.
Calvin is survived by his wife of 51 years, Norma Wimble of Waitsfield; their children, Amy Tumeinski and her husband Gregg of Ashland, MA, and Peter Wimble of Bend, OR; two grandsons, Ethan and Jacob Tumeinski; four sisters-in-law, Lydia Wimble and Rett Wimble, both of Waitsfield, Doris Wimble of Barre and Dorothy Wimble of Albany, NY; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. Calvin was predeceased by 11 siblings, Kenneth, Robert, Leo, Donald, Owen Sr., Edward "Bunker," Sylvia, Kathleen, Caroline, Hannah and Sally.
Memorial services will be held from Waitsfield United Church of Christ on Monday, July 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow in the church dining room. Inurnment will take place in Irasville Cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted; rather memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Mad River Valley Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 305, Waitsfield, VT 05673. Assisting the family is Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences visit www.perkinsparker.com and Facebook.