Allan M. Blakeborough, 73 of Sebastian Florida, passed into eternal rest Monday, April 25th, 2022 at the VAMC in Lake Nona Florida. He was born to Alan Blakeborough and Margaret Lauson on September 30, 1948 in Albany NY.
Al was a proud veteran of the United States Army. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the Army and served in the Vietnam War from 1967-1970. He was a Green Beret, with 5th Special Forces Group, and he was the last remaining member of his team from Vietnam. He was a Communications Sergeant and his greatest honor was riding with the Patriot guard and honoring his brothers in arms, to their final resting place. He belonged to many organizations over the years and was a proud American, Veteran but most of all Family man. Al was a member and road captain CVMA FL Chapter 20-1, life member of DAV, VFW and American Legion. He was a member of Patriot Guard Riders,Rolling Thunder FL, Vietnam Veterans of America, Italian American Club and Moose Sebastian River Lodge.
He was predeceased by both of his parents and his twin brother Miles Blakeborough. He is survived by his two children Alan Dale Blakeborough (Leisel) Marietta, SC and his daughter Tricia Lynn Scorsone (Michael) of Averill Park, NY. He is also survived by his 3 grand-daughters who adored him, Tori, Gabriella and Emma Alberino as well as his grandson Brandon Blakeborough. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews
Known to many as Big Al he leaves behind not only family but friends who have become family. His lifelong “brother” Rich Farley as well as many other friends both in NY and Florida. Al loved to help those in need and often shared his home to assist those less fortunate. He was also a huge animal lover and spent his final years with his rescue dog “Percy”. Although better known as Big Al, his favorite name was Grandpa, and he always enjoyed his visits with his grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff on the ICU floor at the VAMC in Lake Nona for their treatment and care through his final days.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday May 15 at the American Legion from 1-4pm in Sebastian Florida.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you please send monetary donations to “Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust or Wounded Warrior Project at “honorwarriors.org“
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