2017-09-07 / Obituaries

Allan Vanderpool

August 31, 2017


Allan Vanderpool Allan Vanderpool Allan “Alley Cat” Lee Vanderpool, 75, of Camptown, PA, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 at his home.

Born on June 3, 1942 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Stephen P. (d. 1987) and Helen M. Wullen Vanderpool.

He graduated from Owego Free Academy with the Class of 1962. After high school, Allan enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve his country. He was employed with Osram/

Sylvania for 35 ½ years.

Allan married the former Donna Marie Otis on Sept. 6, 1975 in Camptown. After their retirement, they loved to travel together all over the U.S. and Europe. He was especially proud to show Donna around the country of Germany where he was stationed in the Army.

He was a member of the Gardner Warner Post 154 American Legion. Alan loved to fish and looked forward to his annual spring trip to Canada. He also loved to hunt, especially around Tupper Lake in the Adirondacks. He was very fond of his lawn work. Allan thoroughly enjoyed following the Wyalusing Valley High School sports teams and loved to watch the Ram wrestlers. He loved to spend time with his family, in particular his grandkids, who called him “Boppy.”

Allan is survived by his wife, Donna Vanderpool at home; his son, Tod Lewis of Spring, TX; his grandchildren, Penny Jo, Cassidy and Christopher Lewis; his brothers/ sisters- in- law, Gary and Phyllis Otis and Larry and Janice Otis, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Howard Vanderpool, Laverne Vanderpool, Marjorie Brown and Norma Coleman.

Funeral services for Allan were held on Monday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church Street, Wyalusing, with Lay Minister Vickie Ellis of the Beaver Meadows Church, Inc. and South Auburn United Methodist Church officiating.

Interment followed at the Camptown Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by members of the Wyalusing American Legion Post 534.

Family and friends called at the funeral home on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Allan’s name to the Texas Children’s Hospital, 6621 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77030; Bradford County Relay for Life, c/o Amy Huffman-PS Bank, PO Box 217, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or Wyalusing Public Library, PO Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853.

Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.

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