BRANDON — Robert Charles Scarborough, age 74, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at his home in Brandon.
The son of Charles and Pauline (Trombley) Scarborough, Bob was born in Middlebury on February 5, 1948. He grew up in Forest Dale and Brandon, where he received his early education.
He graduated from Otter Valley Union High School, class of 1966. He earned his degree from the North Dakota School of Forestry, where he was a heavyweight wrestler. Bob had been employed at Standard Register in Middlebury for 33 years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, beekeeping, and working in his garden. He remains the Vermont record holder for catching the biggest fallfish.
He collected Indian arrowheads and coins and loved playing with his dog and best friend, “Abby.”
He was an avid Red Sox fan and liked watching Syracuse basketball and NASCAR.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne Gokey of Brandon; daughter, Amy Scarborough and her partner, John Connors, of Gloucester, Ma.; and sons, John Scarborough and his wife, Robyn, of Bomoseen, and Robert C. Scarborough, II of West Palm Beach, Fl. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A gathering, “In Celebration of His Life,” will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Brandon American Legion Post #55.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in his memory to the Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, Vt., 05733, or to the Brandon Volunteer Fire Dept, 61 Franklin Street, Brandon, Vt., 05733.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.