ALAN H. WINTERS - SWANTON - Alan H. Winters, 73, a lifelong resident of Swanton, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday morning, Feb. 26, 2013, in Ellenburg, N.Y. Alan spent all of his working lifetime in his family's business, Swanton Lumber Company, which his father, Gordon, purchased in 1954. Alan and his brother, John, later operated the business as partners for many years. Alan eventually became the sole owner of Swanton Lumber and remained an interested and active participant in its day to day operation after turning over the reins to his son, Gordon, who had worked with him since 1992. Alan was an avid hunter, golfer and ice fisherman and was a member of the Elks Lodge #1566, the American Legion, Green Mountain Post #1, both of St. Albans, Champlain Country Club and the Swanton Chamber of Commerce. He was born in Swanton, Sept. 22, 1939. He was the son of the late Gordon A. and Barbara (Herrick) Winters. Alan attended Swanton schools, graduating from Swanton High School. He served with the Vermont National Guard from 1956 to 1958, when he enlisted with the United States Navy, and later served as a reservist until 1962. On Aug. 13, 1967, he married the former Margaret "Peggy" H. Karram, who survives him. In addition, Alan leaves a son and daughter-in-law, Gordon A. and Deborah Winters of Swanton; daughter and son-in-law, Stacie and Lazarus Scangas of St. Albans; three grandchildren, William L. Winters of Swanton, Anastasia C.H. Scangas of Evanston, Ill., and Alexis M. Scangas of St. Albans; his brother and sister-in-law, John and Lauriette Winters of Swanton; special friend, Duane Choiniere of Highgate; several brothers-in-law and their wives; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no public calling hours. A Celebration of Alan's Life will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Charles DaPrato Post #778 in Swanton. Gifts in Alan's memory may be made to the Swanton Community Food Shelf in care of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 38 Grand Ave., Swanton 05488; or to the
, New England Division, 55 Day Lane, Williston 05495. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue in Swanton. To offer private online condolences please visit: www.kiddermemorialhome.com.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press from Feb. 27 to Mar. 1, 2013