Vermont Bar Journal, Vol. 40, No. 2 Vermont Bar Journal, Spring 2017, Volume 43, No. 1 - Page 50

IN MEMORIAM

Alden Guild
Alden Guild , 87 , of Montpelier passed away peacefully , Jan . 13 , 2017 , at his winter home in Southern Pines , N . C . with his loving family at his side . Alden was born July 3 , 1929 in Boston . After 3 years in the US Air Force , he received his A . B . from Dartmouth College in 1955 and his JD from the University of Chicago , where he was Phi Beta Kappa , Order of the Coif and managing editor of the Chicago Law Review . He was admitted to Vermont in 1958 and practiced from then until 1990 with the National Life Group Insurance Company , ultimately as general counsel . Alden practiced as of counsel with McKee Giuliani & Cleveland in Montpelier from 1990-1997 . He was a trustee of Vermont College and Norwich University , served as president of Dartmouth College Alumni and as Incorporator Emeritus of Northfield Savings Bank . Alden is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years , Ruth , and one daughter .
Kerry G . Spradlin
Kerry G . Spradlin died at home with his wife at his side on January 23 , 2017 at the age of 62 . He was born on October 29 , 1954 in Keyes , Oklahoma . He received a bachelor ’ s degree in Geography , a master ’ s degree in Journalism and his JD , all from Oklahoma University . He was admitted to practice in 1984 in Oklahoma and practiced law there until 1989 . Kerry moved to Bennington , Vermont in 1989 , worked as an associate for 6 years and then opened a practice with his first wife in 1996 . He was a solo practitioner from 2000 , concentrating primarily on juvenile law , until December of 2016 , due to ill health . Kerry enjoyed reading history , New York Times crossword puzzles , old movies , Saratoga horses and long walks with his wife . He is survived by his wife Gail O ’ Brien of Rutland .
John Charles “ Swanny ” Swanson
John Charles “ Swanny ” Swanson was born in New Britain , CT on March 15 , 1944 . He passed away unexpectedly on January 27 , 2017 at the age of 72 . John graduated from Georgetown University and received his JD from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law . While in DC his two sons were born and he later moved to Burlington , Vermont . John joined the VBA in 1985 and maintained a solo practice in Burlington . John ’ s formal obituary stated that he was “ an unimaginable force of pure energy in the lives of all he knew .” He frequented the Vermont National Country Club . He is survived by his two sons , his daughter-inlaw , sister and 5 grandchildren .
Philip A . Kolvoord
Philip A . Kolvoord died on March 11 , 2017 of complications from Alzheimer ’ s Disease at the age of 84 . He was born on September 7 , 1932 in Battle Creek Michigan and obtained degrees in Philosophy and Law from the University of Virginia . Phil opened his practice in Vermont in 1958 where he practiced the rest of his career , most recently as Kolvoord , Overton & Wilson . Phil assisted many Towns in his practice and was an active VBA member since 1958 , having served on the Professional Conduct Committee . He was also actively involved with the Essex Rotary Club , twice recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow , and as a director of the Chittenden Trust Company . Phil was a mason at the Ethan Allen Lodge and was active in many community activities including assisting with the Essex Junction Skating Facility and the Discovery Museum in Essex . He was a two-time Vermont Chess Champion in the 1950 ’ s . Phil was also an avid traveler having visited all 7 continents and over 50 countries . He also enjoyed gardening , beekeeping and fishing . He is survived by his wife of nearly 57 years , Louise Kolvoord .
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IN MEMORIAM Alden Guild Alden Guild, 87, of Montpelier passed away peacefully, Jan. 13, 2017, at his winter home in Southern Pines, N.C. with his loving family at his side. Alden was born July 3, 1929 in Boston. After 3 years in the US Air Force, he received his A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1955 and his JD from the University of Chicago, where he was Phi Beta Kappa, Order of the Coif and managing editor of the Chicago Law Review. He was admitted to Vermont in 1958 and practiced from then until 1990 with the National Life Group Insurance Company, ultimately as general counsel. Alden practiced as of counsel with McKee Giuliani & Cleveland in Montpelier from 1990-1997. He was a trustee of Vermont College and Norwich University, served as president of Dartmouth College Alumni and as Incorporator Emeritus of Northfield Savings Bank. Alden is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Ruth, and one daughter. Kerry G. Spradlin Kerry G. Spradlin died at home with his wife at his side on January 23, 2017 at the age of 62. He was born on October 29, 1954 in Keyes, Oklahoma. He received a bachelor’s degree in Geography, a master’s degree in Journalism and his JD, all from Oklahoma University. He was admitted to practice in 1984 in Oklahoma and practiced law there until 1989. Kerry moved to Bennington, Vermont in 1989, worked as an associate for 6 years and then opened a practice with his first wife in 1996. He was a solo practitioner from 2000, concentrating primarily on juvenile law, until December of 2016, due to ill health. Kerry enjoyed reading history, New York Times crossword puzzles, old movies, Saratoga horses and long walks with his wife. He is survived by his wife Gail O’Brien of Rutland. John Charles “Swanny” Swanson John Charles “ [x'H[ۈ\˜ܛ[]]Z[ۈX\ MKNM H\Y]^H[^XYHۂ[X\H  M]HYHو ̋ܘYX]YH[ܙ]ۈ[]\]B[XZ]Y\HH]X•[]\]Hو[Y\XH[X\و]ˈ[H[\ۜ\Bܛ[H]\[ݙY\[ۋ\[۝ [YHH[ NN H[XZ[Z[YHXXH[\[ۋ&\ܛX[ؚ]X\H]Y]H\¸'[[[XY[XHܘHو\H[\H[H]\و[Hۙ]˸'HH\]Y[YH\[۝][ۘ[[HXH\œ\]YH\ۜ\]Y\Z[B]\\[ Hܘ[[[[\Kܙ[\KܙYYۈX\ LK Mو\X][ۜH[Z[Y\&\‘\X\H]HYHو H\ܛۈ\[X\  NL̈[]HܙYZ“ZXY[[؝Z[YYܙY\[[H[]HH[]\]Bو\[XK[[Y\XXH[\[۝[ NMN\HHXXYB\و\\Y\[X[H\ܙ ݙ\ۈ [ۋ[\\YX[Bۜ[\XXH[\[X]HBY[X\[H NMN ][\YۈBٙ\[ۘ[ۙX[Z]YKH\˜[X][H[Y]H\^\BXXHXۚ^Y\H][\\‘[[\H\X܈وH][[\\[K[\HX\ۈ]B][[[H[\X]H[X[B[][]HX]]Y\[Y[\\[]H\^[[ۈ][X[]B[H\ݙ\H]\][H[\^ B\H][YH\[۝\[\[ۂ[H NML8&\ˈ[\[[]Y][\][\]Y[ ۝[[[ݙ\L[Y\ˈH[[YY\[[YZY\[[\[ˈH\\]YB\YHوX\H MYX\Z\Hܙ TQQQ”TPTQQ QSSԐSK^\Y[Y]ܛ^Hܚ]\\[]BYYX[Y[[ܘ[KY[ܚ][\ B[]HYXHٙ\܎]]܈و\ˈ]ܛ^H[H NNL \\X[ܝ NML KQ ]X[YYYY\Xœ[][ۜܙ\BH\\HQ[\]\[Y[^H[[[ۈ[Y]Y\X[KB[ۜܙ\܈Y\[ ]K][X\[ LZ[]\H[]]H]\[Y[[\X^BH\]Z\YHH\\وH][Y[YܙY[Y[܈H\8&\[[ܙ\H[H[[]X[۝X]H[܈\\HYZ[\]܈[ݚYH[X\\H\[\X[ۜ[Bܙ\\XYH܈[[˂\[۝[Z[H]]ܛ^H[H NN ۝XYH܈Y][ۘ[[ܛX][ۈ[\\][ۈ]\˂HXZ\ KN MN M LKXZ\ݙ\]˝Y˘BHTSӕTTS8(S M˝\ܙ