SHERMAN R. SALTER, 77, of Brookfield, died Monday evening, March 26, 2012 at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph.
He was born October 2, 1934 in Randolph; the son of Donald and Evelyn (Tyler) Salter. He graduated from Randolph High School and was married to Elizabeth “Betty” Flint in Randolph on Feb. 1, 1952. They celebrated 60 years of marriage in February. “Sherm” had worked for Belmain’s Department Store. He was then a painting contractor for 25 years, until opening Salter’s Home Center in Randolph in 1974 which he and his wife operated until 1988. He then worked for Central Supplies for four years. At one time, he and his wife operated the North Randolph Grocery Store. He was a lifetime area resident, and lived in Orange City, FL from 1996-2007 during which time they summered in Brookfield. Sherm was a life member of the Mystic Star Masonic Lodge of Brookfield, had served as a volunteer on the East Randolph Fire Department, and was a board member for Northfield Savings Bank. Sherm was active in Tres Dias of Vermont, and attended the East Randolph Baptist Church. He had played in a jazz band in his younger years, and enjoyed dancing, doing pen and ink drawings and oil paintings, making greeting cards, hunting, fishing, skiing, snow shoeing, and kite flying.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Salter of Brookfield; daughters, Diane Haggett and husband, Douglas of Brookfield, Pam Thompson and husband, Del of Randolph, and Claudette Goad and husband, Alex of Randolph; 3 grandsons, Cory Haggett, Adam Haggett, and Nicholas Goad; 1 great-grandson, Sam Haggett. He was predeceased by his sisters, Ruth Bettis and Mildred Allen, and brothers, Lester and Robert Salter.
Funeral Services and Masonic Ritual will be at 3:00pm Saturday, March 31st at the Green Mountain Gospel Chapel, Route 66 at Hebard Hill Road in Randolph, with Rev. Marty Bascom and Rev. Ronald E. Rilling, officiating. There are no calling hours. Private family burial will be at a later date at East Randolph Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 300 Cornerstone Drive #128, Williston, VT 05495 or to Gifford Medical Center Adult Day Program, P.O. Box 2000, Randolph, VT 05060.