Michael P. Allen, Witherbee, New York
Michael P. Allen passed away on March 16, 2018 at his home in Witherbee, New York in the loving arms of his wife Mary Anne and under the care of High Peaks Hospice. He was born 70 years ago in Ticonderoga, New York the son of Robert L. and Emily (Molly) Allen of Mineville, New York .
Mike was a graduate of Moriah Central School and attended Hudson Valley Community College before going to work for International Paper Co. Shortly thereafter, he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served a two year tour of duty as a Generator Operator for the Hawk Missile sites in Germany. Upon his return, he re-entered the workforce at International Paper and retired with 39 years of service.
Michael loved Harleys, fast cars of every kind, Chevrolets and especially his Corvettes. He was also fascinated with airplanes and flying and obtained his private pilot’s license in 1986, There really wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix or build and his greatest building accomplishment was the completion of his log home on Silver Hill, one of the first log homes to be raised in the region.
He was always working on a project or two or three in his workshop and had at least one project underway in his garage at all times.
Michael is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Mary Anne (Wojciukiewicz) Allen, his brothers Steven (Patricia) Allen and Robert J. (Barbara) Allen, his dearest sister-in-law Cecelia A. Wojciukiewicz and sister-in-law Katherine (Frank) Puglia, a nephew Evan (Kearstin) Allen and three nieces, Erica (Kane) Sleeper, Ashleigh Allen and Tracy (Shawn) Paradise.
Arrangements are in the hands of Harland Funeral Home in Port Henry, New York.
Calling hours are Thursday March 22, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Harland Funeral Home in Port Henry, New York and a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 10.00 A.M. at All Saints Catholic Church in Mineville, New York. There will be a gathering of family and friends at the Mineville VFW, Mineville, New York, directly after the Funeral Mass on Friday.
Donations in Mike’s memory (in lieu of flowers) may be made to the Mineville/Witherbee Fire Department in Mineville, New York, the Town of Moriah Ambulance Squad in Moriah New York or The Catholic Community of Moriah, St. Patrick’s Place, Port Henry, New York 12974