David E. Allen, 81

June 27, 2009

JUNE 17, 1928-JUNE 26, 2009

BOONSBORO - David E. Allen, 81, of Boonsboro, died suddenly Friday, June 26, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 17, 1928, in Bakerton, W.Va., he was the son of the late William E. Allen and Mary (Roop) Allen Kidwiler.

David served in the U.S. Army from 1952 through 1954, stationed in Germany.

Dave was well-known around Boonsboro and was the owner/operator of the Sunoco gas station on the south end of town.

He was an avid car enthusiast and enjoyed attending car shows.

He was a member of American Legion Post 10 of Boonsboro.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Moser) Allen; one daughter, Debbie R. Beall and her husband, Charles, of Williamsport; one stepson, Ronald E. Cline of Williamsport; one sister, Jeanie Webb and her husband, Charles, of Berryville, Va.; one brother, Dutch Allen and his wife, Karen, of Ranson, W.Va.; one grandson, Dustin E. Howe of Williamsport; and one stepgranddaughter, Rhonda J. Schildtknecht and her husband, Donald, of Clear Spring. Dave also is survived by two stepgreat-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


David was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Loudon, Edith Morrison and Frances Custer.

A private service and interment will be at the convenience of the family in Samples Manor Cemetery, Sharpsburg.

Friends may visit Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, on Monday, June 29, beginning at 9 a.m. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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