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Allan Robert Thomas
GARLAND Allan Robert Thomas, 66, died unexpectedly March 13, 2013 at his home in Garland. He was born March 22, 1946 in Garland, a son of Robert and Eleanor (Grinnell) Thomas. He graduated from the University of Maine in Orono with a degree in computer science. Allan served in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam war era. He retired from the Town of Veazie as code enforcement officer and tax assessor.

Allan was a member of the local school board, Dexter Grange, Boy Scout Troop #51, Dexter, The Maine Highlands Sled Dog Club, and the Downeast Sled Dog Club. He was a former chair of the Bangor Area Storm Water Group.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Elaine; his son Ben and wife Denise; his daughter Karen Rodgers and husband Taylor; 3 brothers, Jim and wife Sandra Thomas, Fred Thomas, and Frank and wife Anita Thomas; a sister, Pat and husband Bill Harding; 4 grandchildren, Marie, Alex, Callista and Fiona. He will also be fondly remembered by Josh and DeAnn, his sled dog team drivers.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2 PM Sunday, March 17th, at the Garland Grange Hall. A reception will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dexter Grange, in care of Andrew Mitchell, Overseer, 86 Brewster Farm Road, Dexter, ME 04930.

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