Randall (Randy) Alfred LaPan, beloved Husband, father and grandfather (poppo) passed away at age 67 Wednesday Feb.20, 2013 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He was born in Springfield, MA on Sept.28, 1945 the son of Alfred and Fay (Codere) LaPan. Randy was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, having served from 1962 until his honorable discharge in 1966. During his service he was awarded the Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Authorized Vietnam Service Medal.
Randy was a Truck Driver, having worked for many companies including Cyr, Browns, Prouty & sons, Merrill's and Chaves. He did road maintanence for the towns of Windham & Stratton and drove the Bromely/Stratton shuttle bus. As well as a groomer for Stratton. He retired a well known & loved school bus driver at Flood Brook Elementary School after 12 years. Randy was the founder of the Flood Brook Athletic Association where he served as the President for 10 years. He was also a member of FOE-Fraternal Order of Eagles and Teamsters. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 67 Chester, DAV Springfield John Blake Chapter 15, VFW Manchester and NRA.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Kelen (Davis) LaPan of Peru, 2 sons, Zachariah A. LaPan and Jeremy R. LaPan; his Uncle Bob LaPan of Andalusia, Alabama; his brother, Jon LaPan of Ladera, CA; 5 sisters, Arlene Mills of Londonderry, Debra Fugatt of Southbridge, MA, Pam Korzec of Springfield, MA, Robin Perreault of Chicopee, MA and Jackie Shadle of Middleway, WV; Daughter in laws Heather Farrar and Amanda Kehoe, 2 Granddaughters, Alyza and Mariah LaPan, step- granddaughter, Kylie Kehoe, step-grandson Malichai Thibeault and several nieces,
nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday March 2, 2013 at the Peru congregational Church. Visitation will take place from 10:00am until the time of the service at noon. Following the service, friends are invited to a pot-luck reception at the Eagles Club in Manchester.
A Graveside committal service with military honors will take place in the North Cemetery, Peru at a time to be announced in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Flood Brook School Athletic Association or the the Mountain Valley Health Clinic, Londonderry, VT.