STILLWATER - Richard J. "Dick" Allen, Sr, 84, died Saturday April 10th surrounded by family. Born in Troy, July 21, 1936, son of the late Howard and Catherine Allen, Dick was a member of the Air National Guard, who was called to active duty in the US Air Force during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1961.
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A technician with A T & T headquartered in Albany for 40 years, retiring in July 1999.
Dick was an avid collector of antiques and especially loved Model A Fords. He was a member of several auto clubs, the Adirondack A's, a Ford Model A car club, the Mohawk Auto Club and the Gas Engine Club of Schaghticoke.
For 23 years, Dick served as a charter member of the Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Assoc, providing deceased veterans a military honors internment. Dick was a well thought of member, always ready to pitch in, serving as a member of Wednesday's honors detail. For his unselfish duty, his comrades thank him for a "job well done."
Survivors include his wife, Christine Allen, whom he married in 1991, a daughter Erin (Edmund) Cornwell of Johnston, R.I. and son Richard (Mary) Allen, Jr. of Sparta, N.J., along with three grandsons, Christopher, Patrick and Shawn Allen, also niece Robin(Bob) Cuddey. Dick was predeceased by a brother William Allen.
On Wednesday April 28th at 1 PM, Dick will be interred at the Saratoga National Cemetery, following Military Honors performed by his fellow squad members of the Honor Guard and the US Air Force Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Assoc., (SNCHGA) 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871, in respectful memory of an American Patriot.