OBITUARY: Alan Lauchlin Drew, 84

Below is an obituary from Day Funeral Home:

RANDOLPH, VT — Alan Lauchlin Drew, age 84, died Saturday, June 10, 2021, at Gifford Medical Center’s Garden Room, in Randolph, Vermont.

Alan was born November 27, 1936 in Winchester, MA, the son of the late Lauchlin Harry and the late Bertha M. (Hitchcock) Drew.  He graduated from Wilmington, MA High School in 1955 and also attended Kern Hattin Homes in Westminster, VT.  He moved to Randolph Center in 2000 with his friend Doc Watson, and then to the Randolph House in 2008.

Alan enjoyed gardening, hiking, cross-country skiing, and train travel. He was a certified judge of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America and grew many as houseplants.  He was also a member of the American Begonia Society and a Vermont Master Gardener through UVM Extension. As a member of the Chiltern Mountain Club he climbed many of the 4,000 foot mountain peaks in New Hampshire. He took several transcontinental train journeys with friends, traveling both on Amtrak to California and to Banff on Via Rail, Canada.

Alan was very involved with the Randolph Community. He was a deacon at the First Congregational Church of Randolph Center, President of REECH (Randolph Ecumenical Emergency Committee on Housing) and sang for many years with the Brookfield Community Singers.

He is survived by his half-brothers Edward and Robert, a half-sister, Debra, his Aunt Eileen Thebeau, and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends, including Larry Burns and Bob Moyer. Alan was a kind and gentle man with a quiet sense of humor. He will be greatly missed.

Arrangements are under the direction of Day Funeral Home in Randolph, Vermont.

There will be no funeral or visiting hours.

Alan Lauchlin Drew

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