Brian Lee Van Aken of Grahamsville, NY passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Garnet Hospital. He was 49 years old. Brian was born on May 28, 1971 in Kingston, NY; he was the son of Charles R. Van Aken and Romalda F. Van Aken of Grahamsville, NY.
Brian graduated from Grahamsville High School in 1989. He enlisted in the United States Army shortly after and was honorably discharged in 2000. Brian worked as a Butcher for Shoprite in Monticello for 21 years. He was a hard worker and devoted family man. Brian enjoyed smoking meats and bar-b-quing. He never passed up a yard sale, enjoyed thrifting and picking. Brian found great joy in working with and recycling metal with his family. He also was a bee keeper.
In addition to his parents, Brian is survived by his wife, Alisa Berteau Van Aken whom he married on August 28, 1999 in Louisiana; his children Sunsaree Van Aken, Quintin Berteau Van Aken, Gaibrul Van Aken and Alexandria Van Aken; his brothers, William and family of Sundown, NY; Robert and family in Michigan, and Emmet and family of Palmetto, Florida as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Brian was predeceased by his sister, Pamela C. Van Aken.
Visiting will be held on Monday, March 22nd from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon with a celebration of his life immediately following at Loucks Funeral Home, 79 N. Main St., Ellenville, NY. Burial will take place in Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Brian’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or a Cancer Society of one’s choice.
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