November 26, 2018
Obituaries » Ronald C. Graves
Ronald C. Graves Sr., 83, passed away on Nov. 26, 2018. Ron graduated from Waitsfield High School in 1953 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force shortly thereafter serving as a training officer following the Korean War. On Dec. 31, 1955, he married Augusta “Gussie” Brothers in Waitsfield. Born in Montpelier on July 9, 1935, he was the youngest of five children of William John Graves and Carrie Etta Bover. Following his military service, Ron worked in accounting at Mad River Glen Ski Area for many years prior to partnering with Dick Brothers in Brothers Building Co. He was also influential in developing many real estate ventures in the community. Affectionately named “Peeps” by his granddaughters, Ron was an avid baseball fan. He spent many seasons coaching Little League girls’ softball and cheering on the Boston Red Sox on the first base line at Fenway Park. Ron is survived by his daughter, Deb Jones, of Fayston; his son, Ron (Freddie) Graves Jr., of Fayston; and five granddaughters. He is also survived by seven precious great-grandchildren. A grave side military service will take place in the Village Cemetery, Waitsfield, in Spring 2019.