November 5, 1929 - July 5, 2013

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Obituaries » A. TRUMAN WAY III

WAY, A. TRUMAN III, 83, formerly of Castleton/East Franklin, Vt., died at the Fort Stockton Nursing Home in Fort Stockton, Tex., on July 5. He was born on Nov. 5, 1929, in Burlington, the son of Abel Truman Way Jr. and Charlotte (Beam) Way. He graduated from Kimball Union Academy in 1948 and received an honorable discharge from the United States Navy in August 1949. He joined the State of Vermont Police Training School in Montpelier on April 1955 and Vermont State Police May 1955. Truman served with the Vermont State Police for almost 30 years, retiring in October 1984 at the rank of lieutenant. During his career he was deeply involved with the Vermont State Police scuba diving team and mountain rescue team. In 1986, Truman became chief of police for the city of St. Albans, officially retiring in 1989. During his career as a police officer, he received many certificates and awards from different law enforcement agencies. He was a member of the Fair Haven American Legion Post 49. Truman enjoyed years of RV’ing across the country with his wife and pets. He was also an avid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan. He is survived by his wife, Shirley H. Way, of Alpine, Tex., whom he married on Oct. 27, 1962; his children by a previous marriage, a son, L. Alan Way, and wife, Linda, of Fair Haven, and a daughter, Susan Hawkins, and husband, Hugh, of East Montpelier; a sister, Charlotte W. “Sis” Allaire, of Chesterfield, Mo.; his six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a niece; and two nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and infant son, Curtis Truman Way, who died Dec. 17, 1954.

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