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Elmer WYMAN Obituary – Avon, Bristol, Burlington, New Milford, CT

WYMAN, Elmer Davis Elmer Davis “Jack” Wyman, beloved husband and best friend of Shirley (Bouchard) Wyman, passed away at home on Monday (August 27, 2012) surrounded by his loving wife and family. Jack was born on March 30, 1934 in Caribou, ME, to Roy and Jenny (McCarty) Wyman and was one of fourteen children. In addition to his wife of 59 years, Jack is survived by three children: Michael Wyman (Ellen) of Belmont, MA, Laura Bull (Peter) of New Milford, CT and Jacqueline Turner (Brian) of Burlington, CT. His eldest son, Rodney Wyman, predeceased him. He is also survived by a special daughter-in-law, Joan Wallace and her daughter Molly of West Hartford, CT. In addition to his children, Jack “Papa” is survived by eight grandchildren: David Wyman, Jordan (Sherri) Bull, Jameson (Samantha) Bull, Kelsey Bull, Allison Bull, Brian Turner and his fiancée Danielle Federico, Emily (John) Ponte and Coleman Turner. he is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Carter and Mason Bull and John Brian Ponte. A graduate of the Caribou Schools, Jack was a talented athlete who studied baseball and was named to the all-state basketball team. He was also an Aroostook County ping pong champion. Jack and Shirley moved to Avon, CT to raise their family, where Jack worked as a foreman at Reliance Sheet Metal and later was an instructor and department head at EC Goodwin Technical school. He was also actively involved in the Avon Volunteer Fire Department, serving as captain, deputy chief and director. After retirement, Jack and Shirley spent their winters in Naples, Florida and St. Simon’s, Georgia, where Jack enjoyed playing tennis. Summers found them at their beloved cottage in West Hill Pond, where the beauty of nature brought them great peace. West Hill was a gift from God, a little slice of heaven where countless family memories were made. Jack was an exceptional man who was true to himself. Honest and caring, a man of integrity. Known by many as ‘Happy Jack’, he had a twinkle in his eye and you never knew what ridiculous story he would come up with next. He was truly loved and respected by all who were fortunate enough to know him. Above all, Jack will be remembered as a devoted husband to his wife Shirley. He cherished his family and we cherished him. We will miss him very much. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Avon Volunteer Fire Department, 25 Darling Drive, Avon, CT 06001 or to the Immaculate Conception Church of New Hartford, PO Box 285, New Hartford, CT 06057. Private burial will be held by the family become. Vincent Funeral Home of Canton, CT is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.vincentfuneralhome.com to view Jack’s Book of Memories.