Eric E. Vann, Jr.

                    March 26, 1942  -  April 14, 2010

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Eric E. Vann, Jr. 68, of NYS Route 289, died Wednesday afternoon, at his home, under the care of his family.

He was born March 26, 1942 in Syracuse, a son of Eric, Sr. and Esther Schryler, Vann. He was a 1961 graduate of Belleville Central School and he was Superintendent of buildings & grounds at the school from 1966 until his retirement from the Belleville-Henderson Central School staff in 2004.

He married Barbara Sampson on June 11, 1961 at the home of the Rev. Miles Hutchinson in Belleville. They had lived in Belleville since their marriage. He was a member of the Union Academy Board of Trustees, and Chairman of the buildings & grounds committee through the board of trustees. He was on other various committees for the Belleville-Henderson Central School , He was one of the first Scout Masters in the Belleville area. He enjoyed NASCAR and Dirt Track races, Bowling and Camping.

Surviving with his wife Barbara, are five children, James of Belleville, Connie and Paul Passage of Belleville, David of Adams, Todd and Michelle of Liverpool, Brian of Nashville, GA; a sister, Frances Hutchinson, and a brother, Donald and Bella Vann, Sr.; 22 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his father and mother, a sister Margaret (Marnie) Phillips and 2 great grandchildren, Marcus and Cyrus.

The funeral service is set for 1:00PM Saturday at the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in memory of Eric Vann, Jr. to the Union Academy Endowment Fund, c/o Phyllis Ormsby, 9248 NYS 289, Adams, NY 13605.

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Born: March 26, 1942

Death: April 14, 2010

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