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Alan Chamberlain, Kate Bolgar, Bella Chamberlain Lana Chamberlain, Brie Chamberlain,

November 4, 2013
The Inter-Mountain

Alan Ronald Chamberlain, 29, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life from injuries sustained in a house fire as he attempted to save the lives of his children, Isabella Grace "Bella" Chamberlain, 4, Alanna Faith "Lana" Chamberlain, 2, Brianna Hope "Brie" Chamberlain, 2, and his stepdaughter, Katherine Claire "Kate" Bolgar, 11.

Bella and Lana passed from this life on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at their home. Alan, Kate and Brie passed from this life Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at the West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Alan was born Friday, Oct. 5, 1984, in Elkins, a son of Telma J. "Tammy" Croston and husband, John, of Valley Bend, and Alan Ross "Rossco" Chamberlain and wife, Karen, of Franklin.

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Alan Chamberlain

On April 21, 2009, he was married to Jennifer Hyde, who survives.

Alan was a graduate of Tygarts Valley High School with the class of 2003, and received an associate's degree in computer information management from the International Academy of Design and Technology in 2004. He was named Who's Who during both years of college.

He was employed by Northwest Hardwoods, Dailey Yard. Although he was an excellent provider for his family, Alan was a big kid at heart. Living life to its fullest, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing video games, spending time with his family and most of all, he loved his kids.

Kate was born Saturday, July 20, 2002, in Gaithersburg, Md., a daughter of Dmitriy and Courtney Bolgar of Virginia, and Alan and Jennifer Chamberlain of Elkins. She was a sixth grader at Elkins Middle School with an inquisitive nature who loved reading and spending time in the library. She loved her family and friends, her horse named Apples, playing the Wii, dragons, raising her chickens, Pokemon, music, dance, and singing, especially with the choir.

Bella was born Saturday, June 20, 2009, in Elkins to Alan and Jennifer Hyde Chamberlain. She was a Pre-K student at Third Ward Elementary.

Lana and Brie were born Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, in Elkins to Alan and Jennifer Hyde Chamberlain. They were always smiling and singing.

Bella, Lana and Brie loved to dress up as princesses, but they also enjoyed just being outdoors playing in the yard and getting dirty. They didn't need toys, but sticks, leaves, walnuts, or whatever they could find would keep them entertained for hours.

Others left to cherish the memory of Alan, Kate, Bella, Brie and Lana include Alan's son, Braedyn Chamberlain; Alan's maternal grandparents, Ronald and Artie Shiflett of Elkins; Alan's siblings, Amanda Wyatt and husband, Jubal, of Eaton, Colo., Sarah Ogden and fiance, AJ Figueroa, of Spring Lake, N.C., Justin Chamberlain of Junior and Kaitlin Chamberlain of Valley Bend; Kate's grandparents, Michael and Zoya Bolgar, Karen and Paul Hyde, Sherrill Farley, Jane Corey and David Windell; uncles Brian Hyde and Jeff Hyde; two siblings, Quentin and Talia Bolgar; two great-grandmothers, Kate Hyde and Barbara Hooff; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and an entire community touched by this loss.

Alan was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Raymond and Mary L. Chamberlain.

A visitation will be held at the Elkins Church of God on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, from 2 to 6 p.m. at which time a funeral service will be held.

Services will open with a prayer and then various family members will provide eulogies and fond memories. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Alan Ronald Chamberlain, Katherine Claire "Kate" Bolgar, Isabella Grace "Bella" Chamberlain, Alanna Faith "Lana" Chamberlain and Brianna Hope "Brie" Chamberlain.

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