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Alexander Julian "Alus" Haftarczuk

September 5, 1975 ~ October 19, 2017 (age 42)

Alexander Julian “Alus” Haftarczuk

(1975 – 2017)


It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Alexander J. Haftarczuk on October 19, 2017 at the age of 42. He was a devoted son, affectionate brother, and a loving husband. To say Alex will be sorely missed by all who knew him is an understatement.


Alex was born on September 5, 1975 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Julian and Barbara (Punda) Haftarczuk.  He graduated from CVU in 1993 and went on to the University of Vermont, where he earned his B.A. in psychology in 1997.  Alex married the love of his life, Valarie Smith, on October 1, 2004. His career was spent as a dedicated human resources professional for over 16 years.  He had a deep connection to music, playing guitar, watching movies and the science channel, but most of all loved the company of his family and friends. People who met Alex, loved Alex. He had a special way of making people feel welcomed, loved, and always left you laughing. His generous spirit, warm bear hugs, and infectious laughter will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. 


Alex is survived by his parents, Julian and Barbara, his loving wife of 13 years, Valarie, two brothers, Christopher and Jonathan, and many uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and friends that loved him indefinitely.


He is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Mieczyslaw and Maria Punda, and paternal grandparents, Adolf and Romualda Haftarczuk.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Dream Center of Rutland,, 160 West Street, Middletown Springs, VT 05757.


The family will receive friends Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 7415 Williston Road, Williston Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11:00 am with interment immediately following at Deer View Cemetery, Williston.




 Service Information

The family will receive friends on Thursday
October 23, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home
9 Pleasant Street
Essex, VT 05452

Mass of Christian Burial
October 24, 2017

11:00 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
7515 Williston Rd
Williston, VT 05495

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