Donald William Allen

August 16, 1946 - July 15, 2013 

Donald William Allen

August 16, 1946 - July 15, 2013 

Obituary for Donald William Allen


Donald W. Allen, 66, passed away Monday July 15, 2013 at Glens Falls Hospital with his family by his side.

Born August 16, 1946 in Glens Falls, NY, he was the son of William and June (Haskins) Allen.

Donald graduated from Queensbury High School and enlisted in the United States Army where he was stationed in Germany. Upon leaving the Army, he joined the National Guard, where was employed for 27 years.

On May 27, 1967, Donald married Sara “Sally” Smith at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church in Queensbury, NY.

Donald was a member of the American Legion Post 574 in Hudson Falls, NY.

Donald enjoyed woodworking, gardening, Indy Car races, traveling to the ocean, and whale-watching. Most of all, Donald loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Donald was predeceased by his grandparents, William Haskins and Lillian Mullen, and William and Blanche (Webb) Allen, as well as a brother, Steven Allen, a sister, Pamela Allen, and his mother and father-in-law, Harold and Dorothy Smith.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 46 years, Sally Allen, his parents, William and June Allen, his children; daughters Nancy Hellman and her husband Jon of Averill Park, NY, and Nicole Allen and her significant other Christopher Almy of Utica, NY, four brothers; James Allen of Tampa, FL, Edward Allen and his wife Elizabeth of Queensbury, NY, William Allen and his wife Toni of Glens Falls, NY, and Christopher Allen of Queensbury, a sister, Cynthia Lemery of Queensbury, NY, his grandchildren; Nathaniel, Noah and Mary Hellman, and Zoey and Ava Block, a brother-in-law, Marvin Smith and his wife Linda of Hudson Falls, NY, and a sister-in-law, Nancy O’Sick of Largo, FL.

Friends may call from 6-8pm on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 136 Main Street, South Glens Falls, NY 12803. To leave online condolences and to view Donald’s Book of Memories, please visit

A Memorial Service will be held at 11am on Friday, July 19, 2013 at the South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, 15 Maplewood Parkway, South Glens Falls, NY 12803, with Rev. Jeffery Stratton, Pastor officiating.

Interment will be held at 2:30pm on July 19, 2013 at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Sara Allen, 4 McHugh Street, South Glens Falls, NY 12803, to help defray funeral expenses.

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