SAN FRANCISCO- Max Harold Allen, 93, formerly of Wilmington, VT, died on Thursday, July 19, at San Francisco General Hospital. Mr. Allen was born in Brattleboro, VT, on June 9, 1925.
He was the son of the late Harold Griffin Allen and Helen Kenrick.
Mr. Allen graduated from Wilmington High School in 1943, and received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1945. He later received a master’s degree in civil engineering from Catholic University in 1953, and a master of arts from George Washington University in 1966.
Mr. Allen was a Navy veteran of the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War, retiring as a captain. He was awarded the Legion of Merit with Combat, Meritorious Service Citation, Unit Citation American Campaign, WWII Victory Medal, National Defense Service with a Service Star, and Vietnam Service Award with bronze stars.
Upon retirement from the Navy, he worked as a civil engineer for many years.
Mr. Allen is survived by his daughter Kathleen Marie Allen, of San Francisco, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary June (Deeb) Allen and his brother Paul Kenrick Allen.
There will be a graveside funeral with military honors for Mr. Allen, on Friday, August 3, at 12 pm at Riverview Cemetery in Wilmington, VT. A visiting hour will be held prior to the service at 11 am at Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, 44 East Main Street, Wilmington, VT.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Wilmington Historical Society, c/o Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT, 05363.
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