Guy W. Leadbetter, Jr. ’47

Guy W. Leadbetter, Jr. ’47 died on July 24, 2022, in Cambridge, Vermont.

(The following was provided by the Seven Days (VT) on August 2, 2022)

Guy W. Leadbetter, Jr. ’47

Guy W. Leadbetter Jr., 96, of Cambridge, died peacefully on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at home with family by his side.

He was born in Washington D.C., on July 26, 1926, to Guy and Alice (Johnson) Leadbetter. He graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine and went on to Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, Md. Guy and his wife of seventy-two years, Nadia, shared an adventurous life together.  He interned in urology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He came to the University of Vermont Medical Center in 1966 to practice urology, as well as to teach at the University of Vermont Medical School.

Guy was passionate about his work in the medical world. He cared deeply for his patients, nurses, and colleagues. He was well-known worldwide as a surgeon and inventor of several surgical techniques. Nature, conservation, skiing, biking, photography, backpacking and camping were among his many passions. Family always came first.

He is survived by his son, Guy W. Leadbetter III (Gig), and his wife, Ann; daughter Linda Leadbetter Sheean and her husband, Richard Florence; daughter Andrea (Annie) Leadbetter; his sister, Patricia King; grandchildren, Robby, Annie and Dana Larkin, Lillian and Wyland Seibert, Kate Leadbetter Pettis, and Molly Leadbetter; and three great-grandchildren, Trey, Phoebe, and Keller.

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