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Date of Birth: June 6, 1957
Department: Corporate Bonds
Position: First Vice President
As Allen’s sister-in-law, I was asked to write something about him for this Memorial site. Allen was the central person to our whole family. He played an important role in keeping our family together. Allen loved to travel and did so often. We were all very proud of Allen and how he reached the goals he had set for himself.
Allen was one of the most generous, caring and funny people we have ever had the pleasure to know. He was not only generous with the special gifts, but he was generous with his time. Allen was always very busy because he was a part of many lives, but he always found time to spend with each and every friend and family member. Allen made every person feel special and always had time for sporting events, birthdays, holidays or even those quick phone calls “just to check in.” At his Memorial Service, everyone seemed surprised that they were not the only special people in Allen’s life. That was very comforting for the family because we already knew how special Allen was. It wasn’t often that Allen would express his feelings verbally, but we all knew how much he cared for us and for everyone else he knew. He was an extremely special human being and we feel honored that he was a part of our lives.
He was also a very humorous person. We will all miss his wonderful sense of humor and his way of making light of stressful situations. Whenever any one of us was having a bad day, we could always count on Allen to make us feel better. Allen was always there when we needed him and even when we didn’t think we did. He always knew the right thing to say and how to make every situation pleasant.
He will truly be missed by many people, but mostly by his family. Allen was a very important part of our lives and will forever be remembered for his special qualities. We will be sure to teach his nieces and nephews about how special he was and how he lost his life to make this world a better place for them.