John Allen

Hebron, New York – John Allen, 94, of Hebron went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at his residence at Slate Valley Center in Granville, New York. Born March 28, 1927, in Hebron, he was the son of the late Fred and Viola (Chew) Allen.

John was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II in the Philippines. He had a farm in West Hebron and later worked for the Hebron Highway Department in West Hebron. John enjoyed construction and was involved in many building projects, including the Calvary Baptist Church in Granville where he worshipped.

John was predeceased by his dear wife Isabelle Campbell Allen; three children David, Naomi and Joy; sons-in-law Thomas Neeley and Karl White; and siblings Fred Allen, Jr., Rita Jenkins, Lorraine Buckley, Florence Carney and Patricia Eilert.

John is survived by his nine children and spouses: Loreen Ranney and her husband Dan of North Granville, Lenora Allen of North Granville, Lorelie Phillips and her husband David of Colonie, Rachel Neeley of South Carolina, Lorita Pool and her husband Mark of South Carolina, Joel Allen and his wife Sue of Salem, Mary Anderson and her husband Ralph of Glens Falls, Phillip Allen of Salem and John Allen and his wife Rebecca of Granville. He also is survived by two brothers and their spouses, Richard Allen and his wife Linda of Greenwich and Robert Allen and his wife Linda of Troy, 14 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, June 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home, 19 E. Broadway, Salem. The funeral service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 13 Sheehan Rd., Granville (Routes 40 and 22) on Wednesday, June 2, at 10 a.m. Interment with military honors will be at East Hebron Cemetery, Chamberlin Mills Rd., Salem.

Per CDC and New York State guidelines, masks are required for attendees who are not completely vaccinated.

Memorial contributions in John’s memory may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 13 Sheehan Rd., Granville, NY 12832.

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