— John W Allen, 96, of Schenectady, passed away at the Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs on Monday, August 6, 2018. Born in Salem, NY, he was the son of the late Elliott and Elizabeth (White) Allen.John served his country in the Army during World War 2. He was the owner and operator of Allen’s Confectionary in Schenectady. John was also employed for several printing companies around the area.
John W Allen was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. In his early youth he was a baseball pitcher and was recruited by the New York Yankees.
Mr Allen was predeceased by his wife, Adeline (Sienka) Allen; one daughter, Amy Baltazar; two brothers, George Allen and James Allen; as well as one sister, Mary Linendoll.
John is survived by four daughters, Beth Kost (John) of Schenectady, Cathy Devine of Charleston, SC, Dawn Ferrier (Robert) of Gansevoort, NY and Elaine Gregorie (Daniel) of Goose Creek, SC. He is also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, along with nieces and nephews.
Services will be private. Internment with military honors will be at the Gerald B H Solomon-Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. In lieu of flowers, make contributions in John’s memory to the Wesley Care Center, 131 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. To leave a message of condolence, you may go to http://www.bondfuneralhome.com/.