William Henry Allen
William “Pop” Henry Allen, of North East, MD, died peacefully at home on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at the age of 91. He went to join his wife of 67 years, Norma Alberta Allen, who left this world in January, and will now be forever together.
He also goes to join his daughter, Deborah Slaughter, who went before him six years ago.
He is survived and will be sadly missed by his sons, William Allen V (Robin) of New Castle, DE, Dennis Allen (Emily Smith) of North East, MD, Chris Allen (Betsy Caron) of Elkton, MD, Terry Allen (Jackie) of Middletown, DE, Larry Allen (Melissa) of Rising Sun, MD, and his daughters, Bonnie Allen of North East and Vicki Allen (Doyle Fenimore) of North East. He is also survived by one sister, Mary Elizabeth Allen of Elkton, MD, one brother, Richard Allen of Elkton, 13 grandchildren, William VI, David, Jaime, Dennis Jr., Melissa, Kim, Christina, Sunshine, Wesley, Vicki, Hayley, Mason, and Brady, and many great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
The family would like to thank Seasons Hospice for their amazing care and guidance, and would like to add a very special thank you to his daughter-in-law Emily Smith for the loving and compassionate care she provided in his final months of life.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, where a funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the adjoining memorial park.
To offer condolences, visit beesonfuneralhome. com, 302-453-1900. the Bohemia River boating, tubing, and fishing with his family and friends.
He was an extremely devoted family man and married to his high school sweetheart and best friend, Patty, for 21 years. His children were his absolute pride and joy. There was nothing in life that gave him greater pleasure and pride than seeing his sons and daughter excel in everything they did. He loved coaching T-Ball and baseball with Chesapeake City Little League and coaching soccer for his sons, Michael and Conner. He cherished all the Father-Daughter dances he attended with his daughter, Carissa, and beamed with pride when she danced at recitals. He never missed a sports game, a piano recital, or dance recital for his children. He was a true American patriot always teaching his children right from wrong and how to put God and family first. He took great pride in always helping others and dedicated his life to service in any way he could.
Mike had a passion for building and fixing things. He had an eye for detail and always wanted his work to be perfect. He loved living in the country and was so proud of the home he built for his family in Maryland. He showed this work ethic and used these skills as a home builder while working for K. Wolf Custom Homes, Bestfield Homes, and eventually his own homebuilding business.
He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; his sons, Michael and Conner; his daughter, Carissa; his mother, Rosemary P. Bolinski; his sister, Lisa M. Anderson; his father and mother in law, Joseph and Patricia Hoopes; and his numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins — all holding a special place in his heart. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred G. Bolinski; and an infant son.
The family wishes to thank Seasons Hospice, notably Brett, Yolanda, Jolene, and Irena.
Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek, on Thursday, April 21 from 5-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Church, Chestnut Hill and Gender Roads, Newark, on Friday, April 22 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Galena Cemetery, Galena, MD.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 (shrinershospitalsforchildren.org) or The ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128-6804 (www. aspca.org). land Janney. In addition to his parents, Marvin was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Janney; son, David Ray Janney; and step-brother, Thomas Janney.
Services honoring Marvin’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 21 at Porters Grove Baptist Church, 478 Connelly Road, Rising Sun, MD 21911. Family and friends may visit beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Brookview Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made payable to Porters Grove Baptist Church and sent care of R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 S. Queen St., Rising Sun, MD 21911. To send condolences, visit www.rtfoard.com.
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