Albert A. Raphael Jr.

June 4, 1925 - January 2, 2018

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Obituaries » Albert A. Raphael Jr.

ALBERT A. “AL” RAPHAEL JR., formerly of Waitsfield, died on Jan. 2, 2018, at North Andover, MA. Mr. Raphael was born on June 4, 1925, in New York City, son of Albert and Claire Raphael (née Schindler). Mr. Raphael attended public grammar and high schools in New York, and graduated from Phillips Andover Academy in 1942, Yale University (A.B. 1945W) and Harvard Law School (LLD 1950). Mr. Raphael served in the United States Army during World War II, first in the 94th Infantry Division and then in the 758th 155 Howitzers Field Artillery Battalion. Al practiced law for 50 years, specializing in real estate, the first 25 years in New York City with Gallert, Hilborn and Raphael and Alter, Lefevre, Raphael, Lowry and Gould, and then in Waitsfield, VT, both as a single practitioner and as a partner in the law firm of Raphael & Ware. He retired Nov. 1, 2000. Al and Dorothy, his wife of 46 years, became Vermont residents in 1972. Mr. Raphael served the town of Waitsfield in many capacities: selectman 1976-1982; chairman of the Board of Selectmen 1981, 1982, and moderator 1983, 1984; Board of Adjustment 1974-1983 and again in 2003-4; and Planning Commission 1997-2003. Mr. Raphael was a founding member of the Valley Rotary Club, and a member of the Quaker Ridge and Sugarbush Golf Clubs. He survived by his son, Bruce, a partner in the international firm Jones Day and who is the third generation of Raphaels practicing law, his daughter-in-law, Lisa, and twin grandchildren William and Ashley, all of whom reside in Andover, MA.

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