Lt. Col. Alan H.'s Story
Lt. Col. Alan H. Shattuck, USAF (ret.) died on August 2 at his home in Waimea, Hawaii. Born September 3, 1933 in Gowanda and raised in Niagara Falls, NY, he was a decorated combat veteran, successful businessman and beloved great-grandpa, Papa, father, husband and friend.
Alan served over 20 years honorably, as an officer in the US Air Force. Among his decorations was the Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded three times for heroism in combat. An Alumnus of Virginia Military Institute (VMI), he retired from active duty to Hawaii, where he was a partner in Waipio Valley Artworks. An avid swimmer and tennis player, Alan forged a strong bond of brotherhood with the men he competed with whom he affectionately referred to as the 'Spit and Whittle Club.' A member of Annunciation Catholic Church, he supported numerous charities.
Alan grew up in Niagara Falls, where he met and married Mary Anne (Mimi) deWysocki Shattuck, who raised their three children in cities across the United States during Alan's active military service. Besides Mimi, he is survived by sons, Michael (Suzanne) and Kelly (Linda)Shattuck; daughter, Kathleen (Kasey) Shattuck; along with numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Patricia (deWysocki) Nolan, Rita (McIntyre) deWysocki, both of Niagara Falls, and Gail Shattuck Braden; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Kent.
Alan's life was celebrated at a Funeral Mass at Annunciation Church and Military Funeral at West Hawaii Veteran's Cemetery in September.
If desired, contributions can be made to North Hawaii Hospice, Kamuela, HI.
Published on October 18, 2017