Wil­liam Henry Allen

Cecil Whig - - OBITUARIES & LOCAL -

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.

R.T. Foard Fu­neral Home, P.A.

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