SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Richard “Dick” Jarvis passed away at the age of 83, June 10, 2018 at the Vermont Veteran’s Home in Bennington, Vt. He was the son of the late Nelson L. Jarvis and Winifred (Wilson) Jarvis of Springfield, Vt. He was predeceased by his sister, Edith A. Randle, in 2011.
Richard spent his formidable years in Englewood, N.J. and Springfield, Vt. He was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1956.
He worked as a postal carrier in Santa Monica, Calif. for 30 years before retiring in 1990 and returning to his family’s home in Springfield.
Richard is survived by his brother-in-law Herbert H. Randle of Weston, Mass. and his nieces Allison L. Randle of West Boylston, Mass. and Kelley A. Moriarty of Eugene, Ore. He also leaves his longtime friend, Norlene Ingram of Los Angeles.
A graveside service celebrating Richard’s life will be held Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 11 a.m., at the Jarvis family plot in the Oakland Cemetery, 269 River Street, Springfield, Vt. Reverend Gerry Piper will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, his family suggests that a memorial gift may be sent to the Vermont Veteran’s Home, 325 North Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt.