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“I met Allan several years ago at the weekly men's Bible Study at Java Java. He was among the most faithful attendees and was an active participant...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Bob Ray - Pocono Pines, PA

“Two days ago I felt as if Allan was trying to reach me after many years of our being out of touch. I believe that I was informed of his passing in...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Dale Johnson - Toronto, ON

“Allan and I were in the same bible group for many years. I always found him to be a kind,Godly man with strong convictions. He will be sorely...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Chuck Schettler - friend

“My thoughts and prayers for Allan's family at this time...Allan's passion for helping other people find their "best fit" shone through in his...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Karen Thompson - johns island, SC

“I had the pleasure of meeting Allan at the Rotary Club Meetings. We shared many laughs and often spoke of his love for Rotary and the Community ,...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: BERTHA SMALLS MIDDLETON - SC

Allan Vandall “I am thankful to have known and worked with Allan. Several years ago, he invited me to the Men's Bible Study of Kiawah, Seabrook, and Johns Islands,...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Tim Squire - Johns Island, SC

“May his memory be eternal. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“I love you Dad and will miss you every day! You are such a fighter and overcame so many challenges against the odds over the past four months since...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Alison Vandall Barker - SC


Allan Lee Vandall died peacefully Friday, August 25, 2017 at MUSC from complications following a recent stroke. Allan was born in Braddock, PA to the late Leonard Lee and Cecilia Sudyck Vandall. Allan was an engineering graduate from Pennsylvania State University and a lifelong avid Nittany Lion football fan. He received an MBA from the University of Akron.

Allan started his career as an engineer in Akron, Ohio and progressed within several companies to eventually become the owner of a manufacturing company in Saginaw, Michigan. He retired to Kiawah with his wife Gail in 1997 and became a coach and mentor to many low country entrepreneurs and authored several business books. He was a charter member of the St. John's Island Rotary Club.

Allan was known as a friendly people person who never met a stranger and was always willing to offer his advice and support to anyone he met. "Papa" cherished spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed walking his dogs along the Kiawah bike paths. He was very proud that his children worked together to buy a popular downtown restaurant last year where he became a frequent patron.

Allan is survived by his wife Gail Vaughan Vandall, his daughter Alison Vandall Barker, his son Allan Vaughan Vandall and his three grandchildren - Alexa Vaughan Barker, Grayson Vaughan Vandall and Katherine Elizabeth Vandall. He is also survived by his sisters Beverly and Arleen and his brothers Clyde and Dennis.

A memorial service in celebration of Allan's life will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of our Saviour at 4416 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy, Johns Island, SC 29455 followed by a reception on Kiawah Island.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The MUSC NSICU Fund and sent to the attention of Julio Chalela MD, Professor Neurology/Neurosurgery, 96 Jonathan Lucas St, Charleston, SC 29425.