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Robert Timothy Lapan

December 23, 1949 — December 12, 2021

Robert (Tim) Timothy Lapan came into the world on December 23, 1949, the third child of Donald and Catherine (Coughlin) Lapan. Just short of 72 years, he left us on December 12, 2021 after a short illness. Tim's early life was lived in Burlington and Essex, where the adventures and memory making began. In 1961 his family moved to Johnson, where he helped with chores on the family farm, cared for his younger brothers and sisters, and made friendships that listed throughout his life. He graduated from Lamoille Union High School in 1969. While there he studied food trades, which began a career of cooking in restaurants in Chittenden, Lamoille, and Orleans counties, along with Bar Harbor, Maine. At a Saturday night barn dance, Tim met Emily Brown of Belvidere and on July 12, 1975 they were married. Together they lived in Maine and several places in Vermont, with over 20 of those 46 years in Morrisville. Being with his family, especially his three granddaughters, was his greatest joy in life. Tim loved his family, golf, bowling, cooking, travel, the Yankees, and the Bruins. His love of golf led to many accomplishments-including the Page Cup at Copley Country Club and becoming a member of the elite hole in one club. His bowling teams participated in state and national tournaments including the ABC National Tournament. He drove for a living for both Coca Cola and Carpenter Motor Transport, but it was just fuel for a love of driving and travel. Whether it was taking a scenic route or going across the country Tim wanted to see what was out there. A road trip was a chance to see a national park, a Yankees game, or friends and family across the country. He retired from Global Foundries in 2015. Tim leaves behind his wife, Emily; children: Alison (and Rob) Lynch of Hurlock, Maryland;l Matthew of Johnson, Vermont, and Kevin (and Meg) of Johnson, Vermont; Granddaughters, Kyla, Ava, and Isabelle; siblings: Donald Lapan, Mary (and Paul) Lapan-Farina, Catherine Briggs and mate Jim Eckmann, Christopher Lapan, and Martha (and Randy) Buker; Brother and Sister in Laws, Larry Brown (and Jeanette Ward), Juanita Brown, Neal (and Meg) Brown, Laureen (and Bernard) Allen, and Stephen (and Karen) Brown; along with many beloved nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his many friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Donald and Catherine Lapan; a brother, Stephen Lapan; brother in laws, Bert George, Tom Briggs, and in laws, Larry and Shirley Brown. A visitation was held on Monday, December 20th, 2021 at the Lamoille Valley Church of the Nazarene in Johnson and the funeral service was held Tuesday, December 21st, 2021. A spring committal service is being held at Belvidere Cemetery on June 16th at 10:00am.
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