Orry A. Selby, 82, of Underhill passed away unexpectedly at his home on Jan. 2, 2019. He was born in Holland to Dalton and Ilva (Burroughs) Selby on Feb. 8, 1936.
Orry was a man of many talents and interests: silversmithing, leathermaking, hunting, reading painting, drawing to name a few. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1958. He had an active Masonic career. He was a member and past Master of the McDonough Lodge No. 26, now known as the Mt. Mansfield Lodge No. 26, in Jericho for 52 years. He was a past member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Burlington and a Shriner with Mt. Sinai Shriners #3. He was also an active member of the Civil Air Patrol for many years.
He leaves his daughter, Lisa, and husband, Scott Gokey, of Essex Jct. and his son, David Selby; grandchildren Amy Barup and her family of Florida; Rusty Belanus and his daughter of Middlebury; Nicole Belanus and her family of Burlington; Stacey Payne and her family of Virginia; Darren Gokey and his family of South Burlington; sister-in-law Sherry and her husband, Uvaldo Rangel, of California and their family; brother-in-law James Leavens and his husband, Eric, of Arizona; and brother-in-law William Leavens and his partner, Gloria, of Derby; and his mother-in-law, Doris Leavens, of Newport. He also leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife, June, of 59 years in October 2018.
Special thanks to all the people involved in helping Dad and Mom over the past years when they needed it, especially their neighbors.
Per Orry’s request graveside services will be held at a later date for himself and his wife, June.
Memorial contributions in Orry’s memory can be made to: Essex Rescue, Inc., 1 Educational Drive, Essex Jct., VT 05452.