August 19, 1923 - March 23, 2014

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Obituaries » GEORGE K. JR. CUSHMAN

CUSHMAN, GEORGE K. JR., 90, of Chelsea, died March 23, in the Garden Room at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. He was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Fairlee, the son of George K. and Eva (Colby) Cushman. He attended school in Fairlee and Montpelier. He served in the 13th Army Air Force in the South Pacific during World War II. On Nov. 17, 1946, he married the love of his life, Reba Spear. They lived most of their married life in Chelsea, where they raised their two sons, Brian and Gary. George worked at many jobs locally, and for years he was the rural route mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, before retiring. For many years, George and Reba were often seen, hand-in-hand, enjoying their daily walk down Main Street in Chelsea. Reba died Dec. 12, 2008. He enjoyed collecting coins and vital records of Chelsea, and taking photographs, making model houses and researching the history of each home in Chelsea. He also enjoyed bowling on the Masonic bowling team and playing in the Chelsea Horseshoe League. George was a member of the George Washington Lodge 51 F&AM of Chelsea for over 60 years, Chelsea Fire Department, Lady Washington 86 Order of the Eastern Star of Chelsea, Coburn-Eastman VFW Post 8451 of Chelsea, and the Ed Larkin Contra Dancers, where he and Reba danced throughout the Northeast and at the Tunbridge Fair. He is survived by a son, Brian Cushman, and wife, Jane, of Chelsea; a daughter-in-law, Donna Cushman, of Chelsea; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Myrtle Spaulding, Elsie Slack and Bertha Crump; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Reba Cushman, in 2008; a son, Gary Cushman, in 2013; two brothers, Frank and Jerry Cushman; and three sisters, Eva Rose Vincent, Francese Gusha and Betty Goodell.

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