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ALLEN, James Frederick

ALLEN, James Frederick

ALLEN - James Frederick Born October 27, 1946, passed away February 1, 2019, son of Mary Rita Allen (nee Crowley) and the late Frederick Eugene Allen, III; beloved husband of Beth Bessette-Allen; cherished father of Janine Allen, Nicole Allen Wagner (Daniel), Vincent (Denice), Carolyn Bessette (Ricardo) and Matthew Bessette; cherished grandfather of Eric, Kaylee, Trinity, Haley and Angelina; great-grandfather of Logan and Emorie; brother of Beverly Allen, Jerry Allen, Daniel (Maryann) Allen, Bobby (Susan) Allen, and the late Darlene Schuppenhauer; also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews in Elmira, NY. Jim served in the Marine Corps. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnamese Service Medal, W/1*, the Vietnamese Campaign Medal (Vietnam) and the Rifle Expert Badge-M14. Jim was truly a force of nature. To know Jim was to never forget him. He had the glint of a Leprechaun and the heart of a lion. His boundless energy, zest for life and never-quit attitude was truly inspirational, as was his compassion and empathy. He had a lifelong love of fishing. Jim will be greatly missed, but never forgotten, as his indomitable spirit will carry on in every one who knew him. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to the United States Veterans Initiative (U.S. Vets) https://www.usvetsinc.org/how-to-help/donate-now/ Friends may call Tuesday from 4-8 PM at the PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 1671 Maple Rd., Williamsville, where a Funeral Service will be held Wednesday at 11 AM. Please share condolences, www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com

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