Obituary of Thurston VanLoan
Thurston L. Van Loan, 88, of Walton passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Home of Delhi, NY.
Thurston was born January 14, 1931 in Rock Rift, NY the son of the late Howard and Florence (Wormuth) Van Loan. He graduated from Walton High School and was co-captain of the 1948 undefeated football team. On December 3, 1955 he married the former Patricia Perkins in Pompton, Pennsylvania. She died on July 7, 2014.
Thurston was employed by Delaware Telephone Company which was later purchased by ConTel. He started his career as a Lineman, then a Switchperson, and later was the Local Manager retiring after 35 years. He later went back to work as a Contractor overseeing the burying of fiber optic cable for 3 years.
Thurston was a past member of the Walton Fire Department, an Assessor for the Town of Walton and was on the Assessor Board of Review for the Town of Walton.
Services will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 1:00PM at the Christ Episcopal Church, 41 Gardiner Place, Walton with internment at Walton Cemetery, 55 Fancher Ave, Walton immediately following. Services are under the direction of Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St, Walton.
Memorial Contributions in Thurston’s memory may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 41 Gardiner Place, Walton, New York 13856.