EAST POWNAL - Henry C. "Hank" Van Orman Jr., 64, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a brief illness.
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He was born Oct. 31, 1948, in Bennington, the son of Henry Van Orman Sr. and Lucy (Vose) Van Orman.
He received his education in Bennington, and was a 1966 graduate of Bennington High School.
He married the former Ginette Jeanne Beaudoin on Nov. 23, 1973, at the First United Methodist Church in Bennington. She died Sept. 8, 2002.
In earlier years, he was employed at the BenMont Paper Company. He later went to work as a heavy equipment operator at several construction companies, including Burgess Brothers, L.H. Davis Construction, Dailey's, and Peckham Industries. He also owned and operated his own company, H. Van Orman and Son Excavation.
He was a former volunteer firefighter with the East Pownal Fire Department, where he was instrumental in the design of the fire house.
He enjoyed music, and in earlier years was a drummer in a local band which went on to win the Battle of the Bands in Albany, N.Y. He also enjoyed nature and being outdoors. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan, and enjoyed working on cars, especially Mustangs.
Survivors include his son, Henry C. Van Orman III of Barre, a daughter, Karin L. Van Orman of New York City, N.Y.; three grandchildren; a sister, June King of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters, Lucille Percey and Virginia LaFlamme.
The funeral will be held Friday, May 24, 2013, at 11 a.m. from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robin Green officiating.
Burial will take place in Park Lawn Cemetery immediately following the service.
Friends may call Thursday, May 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA and Hospice at the Southwestern VT Health Care through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in Rutland Herald on May 22, 2013