|Birth: ||Jan. 13, 1930|
|Death: ||Nov. 17, 2013|
GEORGIA, Vt./ WINOOSKI - Allen R. Shangraw Sr., 83, of Georgia, Vt., formerly of Winooski, died peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, surrounded by loving family in Birchwood Terrace Healthcare in Burlington.
Allen was born in Burlington on Jan. 13, 1930, the son of Clifford and Beatrice (Wells) Shangraw.
Following graduation from Burlington High School, at 20 years old, Allen began a 35-year career with the Vermont Army National Guard and the Vermont Air National Guard, retiring at 55 years old as a helicopter mechanic. After retirement, Allen and his wife, Shirley, bought a camper and enjoyed camping and traveling. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, country music, and he loved helping family with all sorts of projects. He took a short sprint at stock car racing, and was a former champion Gold Glove boxer, winning in both lightweight and featherweight divisions.
Allen is survived by his children, Pamela Luft and husband, Kurt, Vicki Kirby and husband, Duane, Cindi Reynolds, Cindy Owen, Allen R. Shangraw II and wife, Denise, Elton Hallock and wife, Cecile, and Brian Hallock; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Virgie Pendriss, Janet Yenvrzski, and Patty Delaney; brothers, Everett Shangraw and wife, Pat, Gerald Shangraw, and Richard Shangraw and wife, Kathy; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Lillian, in 1969; his wife, Shirley, in 2013; sister, Audrey Taylor; and brother, Clifford Shangraw.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Lakeview Cemetery on North Avenue in Burlington.
There will be no visiting hours.
Arrangements are with the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St. in Winooski.
Published in The Burlington Free Press on Nov. 19, 2013
Clifford Jay Shangraw (1902 - 1990)
Beatrice Ruth Wells Shangraw (1905 - 1997)
Lillian M. Fascitelli Shangraw (1934 - 1969)
Shirley Herrika Norton Shangraw (1939 - 2013)
Audrey L. Shangraw Taylor (1926 - 2003)*
Clifford Jay Shangraw (1927 - 2000)*
Allen R Shangraw (1930 - 2013)
Created by: Barb Destromp
Record added: Nov 19, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120527771
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