Obituary of Harry A. VanAuken
ALTAMONT- Harry Allen (Al) VanAuken,71, died on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. He was born on May 10, 1949 to the late Olive and Harry VanAuken.
Al was a devoted husband to his wife Victoria (Vicky) and enjoyed thirty-one years of traveling and gambling with her. He worked for Colonie Masonry as a mason tender and retired from the Guilderland School District six years ago. He was an avid NASCAR fan (#3) along with baseball and football.
Al was a forty-five-year member of the American Legion Helderberg Post #977-Altamont. He proudly carried the American Flag in all Memorial Day Parades in the area.
He will ne missed by his friends at both American Legion 9787 and VFW 7062.
He is survived by his children Penny (Jerome) Wheeler, Janet (Phil) Ruggiero, step-son Shawn (Kait) DeLillo; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; his brothers Clifford (Linda), Bill (Marianne), Tom and Terry; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his daughter Tammy Floyd, his brother Bob and his sister-in-law Barb.
At Al’s request, he will be cremated and a small celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Al’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.