Brattleboro - Gene Carl Krisher passed away peacefully on December 4, 2017 following a long illness.
Gene was born to Clarence and Lillian Krisher in Pontiac, MI on Oct. 26, 1931. He proudly served his country as a medic in the U.S. Air Force from 1948 - 1952.
On June 6, 1950 he married Phyllis Castle of Townshend, VT, and they enjoyed 67 years of marriage. Phyllis predeceased him on July 21, 2017.
Gene was a former employee of the Book Press and Brattleboro Reformer. He was a volunteer fire fighter, co-founder of Rescue, Inc., member of the First Congregational Church in W. Brattleboro, past Winter Carnival President, and a 60 year member of the Brattleboro Masonic Lodge.
Gene is survived by his children, Karleen Hayden (John) of E. Greenbush, NY and John of Putney. He is also survived by grandchildren, Colleen O’Neil, Annie
Hayden Harwood, Katie Bookser, Benjamin Krisher and Karin Krisher, and by great-grandchildren, Henry and Evelyn O’Neil and Cora Harwood.
Donations may be made in Gene’s memory to Rescue, Inc., P.O. Box 593, Brattleboro, VT 05302.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.