HIGHGATE — Miles J. Sartwell, age 86, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans.
He was born Nov. 19, 1927 in East Highgate to the late Charles R. and Stella Daisy (Laplant) Sartwell.
Miles went to grammar school in East Highgate and then went to work for Rixford’s Ax Factory. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War, earning his honorable discharge in 1951. That same year he married Phyllis J. Bocash. Miles worked for a short time at Clarence Brown’s after the military, but the majority of his working career was spent with the railroad company. On the weekends Miles and his family could be found at the homes of Charles Sartwell and Clarence Bocash.
His hobbies included bowling, fishing, golfing, woodworking, auto mechanics and tinkering on small projects. Miles was an avid NASCAR fan, he especially liked Danica Patrick, his baseball team was the Boston Red Sox and he enjoyed animals, particularly his chickens and birds. Miles loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and he will be missed by all of them.
He is survived by his children, Diana Sartwell and David Dunton of Highgate, Dennis Sartwell and his wife, Diane of Franklin and Terry Brace and his wife, Cathy of Highgate; his grandchildren, Mary Westcom and her husband, Brian, Diane Chevalier and her husband, Eric, Amy Rollo and her husband Jason, David, Nathan and Matt Sartwell-Cornell, Dustin Sartwell, Dee Greenia and her husband, Matthew, Donna Benoit and her husband, Jamie, Debbie Berger and her husband Robert and Kylie and Corey Brace; 15 great grandchildren; a brother, Jason Sartwell and his wife, Claretta and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Miles was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis Sartwell a stillborn child, baby Sartwell and his siblings, Thomas, Charles, Alfred and Velma Sartwell, Gertrude Menard, Hazel Bosley, Suzie Bocash and Mary Brace.
A funeral service will be held Friday, June 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls with Rev. Kerry Cameron officiating. Interment will follow in the Highgate Center Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.
For those who wish, contributions in Miles’ memory may be made to the Highgate Methodist Church, P.O. Box 312, Highgate Ctr., VT 05459.
Condolences may be sent to Miles’ family on-line through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.