Albert Eugene Lavanway, Jr

Albert Eugene Lavanway, Jr

Birth
Waitsfield, Washington County, Vermont, USA
Death 14 Aug 2009 (aged 71)
Fayston, Washington County, Vermont, USA
Burial North Fayston, Washington County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 40804678 · View Source
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FAYSTON - Albert Eugene LaVanway Jr. departed the bonds of earth Aug. 14 at the age of 71. Born March 23, 1938, in a corn crib (his family home had burned) in Waitsfield, the son of Albert E. and Edythe (Brothers) LaVanway, and spent his boyhood days in Waitsfield. May 7, 1955, he joined his life with Zelda Hartshorn and spent the next four years in the Air Force as a jet mechanic on the top secret U-2 planes in the strategic air command. Upon discharge he learned plumbing and electrical, starting his business as a carpenter/contractor and building over 40 homes in the area. Retiring in 1993, he continued some carpenter work and made articles of furniture for family, being a handy man to friends and relatives and continued to help people as a New England Organ Donor.

Albert will be greatly missed by his wife of 54 years, five sons, two daughters, Maurice and wife Barbara (Rivers) of Duxbury, Wendall of Manassas, Va., Glenn of Waitsfield, Kevin and wife Paige (Perna) of Duxbury, Darleen of Parsberg, Germany, Chris and partner Myrna of Winter Park, Fla., and Alyce of Waitsfield; 11 grandchildren, Johnni (LaVanway) and husband Trevor Damon of Moretown, Jodi LaVanway and partner Scott Hunter of Waterbury Center, Michelle (Sposta) and husband Mark Hurst of Underhill, Jeremiah and Joshua LaVanway of Columbus, Ind., Jay, Mariah and Matthew LaVanway of Duxbury, Kristie LaVanway of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mandy LaVanway and William Karafa of Parsberg, Germany; six great-grandchildren, Cullen and Siena Damon, Andria Hurst, Tyson and Savana LaVanway, and Jordan Hunter; sister Mavis Ricketts, brothers Dowen, Roger and wife Judy, several nieces and nephews, sister in-law Rachel McCuin, brothers in-law Alan Hartshorn and wife Connie, Paul Hartshorn and wife Marie. Predeceased by parents and sisters, Connie Ruiz, Kitty Dalley, and Julia Dennler, and brother Clarence.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. at North Fayston Cemetery on Sunday, Aug. 23. The family requests that flowers be omitted and instead greatly appreciate donations be made in memory of Albert to the Waitsfield-Fayston Fire Department, 9 Bridge Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673.

A reception at the Fayston Town Hall will be held following the service. To send on-line condolences please visit www.perkinsparker.com. The Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury is assisting the family.







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  • Created by: Elaine
  • Added: 18 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40804678
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Eugene Lavanway, Jr (23 Mar 1938–14 Aug 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40804678, citing North Fayston Cemetery, North Fayston, Washington County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Elaine (contributor 46893309) .