George Crawford Allen

George Crawford Allen, 88, died after a brief illness on February 28, 2015 in San Diego, CA. with his wife and 2 of his sons by his side.

George was the beloved husband of Josephine (Horr) of Watertown, NY where they were married in 1952. He is also survived by their 4 children, Margaret (Peggy) Allen Howe and her husband, Bruce, of Mendon, MA, David Crawford Allen and his wife, Janet, of North Yarmouth, ME, George (Jay) Crawford Allen, Jr. and his wife, Diane, of San Diego, CA, Robert Wallace Allen and his wife, Christine, of Winchester, MA.

He had 8 grandchildren, Cpl. Graham Allen Howe, USMC, Laura Gamble Howe, Reed Crawford Allen, Cooper Francis Allen, Carolyn Elizabeth Allen, Catherine Josephine Allen, Ian Michael Whitney and Anna Elizabeth Whitney.

George was born on April 9, 1927 in West Newton, MA. He was the only child of the late Wallace E. and Elizabeth (Harbison) Allen. He served in the Navy during WWII and graduated from Babson College. He worked in the insurance industry all of his career, beginning at The Agricultural Insurance Co., Watertown, NY and retiring from Amica Mutual Insurance Co.

George was a great family man and a loving husband and father. He and Joedy raised their 4 children in New England, primarily in Amherst, NH. They moved to San Diego, CA in 2012. His family and friends miss him dearly and will remember him as a fine, fun loving man. He loved his dog, Ethan.

George will be interred at the Newton Cemetery, Newton, MA. Services will be private. Donations in his memory may be sent to The Wounded Warrior Fund. www.wounded