Jack ‘Boomer’ Allen
Jack “Boomer” Allen of Meco, passed away suddenly Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Nathan Littauer Hospital emergency room.
He was born in Johnstown on May 7, 1932, the son of the late Frank Allen Sr. and Rose Hesek Allen.
He was employed at Gillmore Oil Co. until serving in the U.S. Army in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954, where he received the commendation ribbon and the Metal Pendant. He was honorably discharged in October 1954.
He was co-owner of Allen Bros. Motors AMC Dealership with his late brother, William Allen.
Jack enjoyed going to the stock car races in Fonda, NY and watching the Winston Cup races on weekends. In his later years he and his wife traveled doing craft fairs.
He was a member of the North Main United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Meco Volunteer Fire Department, Bleecker Fish and Game Club, and the Concordia Club.
On August 22, 1954, he married Joan Ruff and settled in Meco in 1958. They celebrated 64 years of marriage together.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; and two daughters, Bonnie Oathout (Roger) and Lori Coon (Gregory), both residing in Meco; four grandchildren, Chad Oathout (Katie), Melissa Cosselman (Steven), Christine Rose (Troy) and Stacey Ketchum (Michael); seven great-grandchildren, Bradley Oathout, Brayden Ketchum, Taylor Cosselman, Dominick Oathout, Arianna Rose, Alexandra Cosselman and Bryson Ketchum; along with his two brothers, Raymond Allen (Fay) of Caroga Lake and Thomas Allen of Johnstown; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
In addition to both his parents, Boomer was predeceased by his brothers, Frank Jr., Joseph, Richard, William; and two sisters, Mary Foster and Theresa Felthousen.
A memorial service will be held at the North Main United Methodist Church, 316 North Main Street, Gloversville, NY 12078 on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David E. Smith.
The family cordially invites family and friends to join with them immediately after the service in the fellowship hall at the church for a luncheon and continued fellowship.
Arrangements are entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to the Allen family at www.brbsfuneral.com.