Dmytro “D” Shaban, Jr., 94, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Vero Health and Rehab of South Hadley. Born in Chicopee to the late Dmytro and Rose (Woronka) Shaban of Shaban Nurseries, he served his country proudly as an Aviation Cadet for the Army Air Corps during World War II. D worked as a real estate agent for several years and also as a salesman for Reminder Publications for many years. He was a traveler worldwide with his beloved wife Cynthia. D was a huge Red Sox fan and avid gardener. He had a loving and charitable nature and was known affectionately in his community as the “Candy Man.” D was predeceased by his wife Cynthia (Hammond) Shaban in 2003. He will be sadly missed by his three sons; Scott Shaban of Boston, Nirbhao Singh Khalsa of New Mexico and Brian Shaban of Braintree along with his daughter Samantha Shaban of Ware, two step daughters; Elizabeth Curtin-Glover of FL and Catherine Rotella of CT and five grandchildren. Services will be private. Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Rd., Wilbraham is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arbor Day Foundation, 211 North 12th St., Lincoln, NE 68508 or the Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.
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