Bradford, VT-Noel Eugene Gaiser, 88 of Bradford passed away peacefully at home on the evening of September 24, 2020.
Noel was born June 17, 1934 in Bluffton, Indiana to Oka Gaiser and Estelle (Lockwood) Gaiser of Poneto, Indiana. He graduated from Chester Center High School in 1950 and attended Purdue University.
In 1952, Noel joined the US Coast Guard which brought him to Southwest Harbor, Maine where he was a lighthouse keeper, and where he met his first wife, Grace Bernice Hancock. They married in 1954 and Noel was honorably discharged from the service in 1955.
In his younger years, Noel was active in his community including theater productions and The Lodge. He was an active member of Charity Lodge #43 in Bradford, VT, the Grand Lodge of VT Eastern Star, and he was also a Shriner.
For many years he worked in sales, then in later years he opened his own business, “Dad’s Olde Fashion Peanut Brittle.”
In 1995 Noel joined the Peace Corp. which took him to far away places. He spent most of his time in Micronesia, but while on vacation he went to the Philippines where he met his second wife, Remilina. Upon returning to the United States they were married.
He is survived by his wife, Remilina “Melly” Gaiser of Bradford, VT; the mother of his children, Grace Bernice Klausky of Southwest Harbor, Maine; a daughter, Cynthia Cant and her spouse, James of Salem, MA, three sons, David Gaiser and his spouse Ursula (Sol) of Bradford, VT, The Rev. Dr. Ted Gaiser and his spouse, Charles Hornberger of Portland, ME, and Robert Gaiser and his spouse, Elizabeth “Beth” of Southwest Harbor, ME; granddaughter, Jaclyn Milne and her partner, Ben Howland of Salem, MA; grandson, Dexter Gaiser of Bradford, VT; great grandson, Brenan Gaiser of Bradford, VT; brother, Leon Gaiser and his spouse Lyndal of Bluffton, Indiana; and sister, Marilyn Miller and her spouse, Paul of San Clemente, CA.
Noel was predeceased by his father, mother, second mother, Marguerite Lewellen Gaiser, and sisters, Dorothy Bietelshees, Doris Burkhead, and Crystal Lee.
A Memoriam will be held Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 2-5pm at Noel and Melly’s home, 81 North Main Street in Bradford, VT. Funeral services will be held later at the Vermont Veteran’s Cemetery in Randolph, VT. Arrangements are by Hale Funeral Home in Bradford, VT.
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