Max Harold Allen


Max Harold Allen, a resident of San Francisco, and formerly of Wilmington, VT, passed away July 19, 2018 at San Francisco General Hospital. Max was born in Brattleboro, VT, on June 9, 1925. He was the son of the late Harold Griffin Allen and Helen Kenrick. Max graduated from Wilmington High School in 1943 and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1945. Furthermore, He received a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Catholic University in 1953, and a Master of Arts from George Washington University in 1966. Max was a United States Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War, retiring as a Captain.


He was awarded Legion of Merit with Combat, Meritorious Service Citation, Unit Citation American Campaign, WWII Victory Medal, National Defense Service with a Service Star, in addition to a Vietnam Service Award with Bronze Stars. Upon retirement from the Navy, Max worked as a Civil Engineer for many years.

Survivors, Services

Max Harold Allen is survived by his daughter, Kathleen Marie Allen of San Francisco, and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased in death by his wife, Mary June (Deeb) Allen and his brother, Paul Kenrick Allen.  There will be a graveside funeral with military honors for Max Allen, on Friday, August 3 at 12:00 pm in Riverview Cemetery in Wilmington, VT. A visiting hour will be held one hour prior to the service at 11:00 am at Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home 44 East Main Street Wilmington, VT. If friends desire, memorial contributions can be made in Max’s memory to the Wilmington Historical Society, c/o Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home P.O. Box 215 Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal condolences please visit

The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home, 44 East Main Street, Wilmington, VT.

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