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KAISER, CTRC DONALD A., USN Retired, 78
KAISER, CTRC DONALD A., USN Retired, 78, of Waterbury, died of congestive heart failure at his home, November 11, with his loving wife and family by his side. He was born June 21, 1934, in Burlington, the son of the late Dennis S. and Madalene (Demeritt) Kaiser. On Jan. 15, 1966, Donald married the former Linda Hough at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Waterbury. Donald grew up in Waterbury Center and attended elementary school in the old Seminary building, then to Waterbury High School where he graduated in 1953. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, spending his entire career with the National Security Agency, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. After seeing duty throughout the world, he retired Aug. 30, 1974. In 1975, he was employed by Eastern Refractories (ERCO) of Montpelier and retired January 2000 due to failing health. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church of Waterbury, a member and former treasurer of the Knights of Columbus Council 2085, the Waterbury Alumni Association, a life member of VFW Post 792 of Montpelier, and the Waterbury Historical Society. He enjoyed sports, crossword puzzles, cribbage and reading. He was an avid fan of the Celtics, Red Sox, and Redskins. He could always be found at the Vermont Mountaineers games. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda; his three sons, Dennis of Burlington and his former wife Ann of South Burlington, Jeffrey and wife Lisa of Woodbury and Wesley of Waterbury; three granddaughters; his mother-in-law, Cornie Hough of Waterbury; sister-in-law, Beverly Kaiser and his special friends, Ed and Andrea Hough. He was predeceased by his parents, and siblings Christine Brown, Nancy Ayers, Ruth Kaiser, and Philip Kaiser.
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