VAN ETTEN, N.Y. — Francis “Frank” Henry Allen, 72, of Van Etten, and formerly of Lansing, N.Y., entered the gates of heaven after passing suddenly at home on Nov. 10, 2017.
Frank leaves behind his loving wife and soul mate, Penny L. Flora, of Van Etten; sister, Helen (Pete) Kryszczuk, of Lansing; Barb (Terry) Brown, of Genoa; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Pamela (David) Golden, of Van Etten; brother-in-law, Allen Flora, of Las Vegas, Nev.; several nieces and nephews, and beloved feline, Sheba Marie.
He was predeceased by his brother, James Ronald Allen, and brother-in-law, Douglas S. Flora.
Frank was currently employed by SV Auto Parts (NAPA) in Ithaca, N.Y. Frank was an Airman First Class and was proud to be a veteran having served from 1965 to 1971 in the communications squadron. Frank was a member of Community Fire Rescue Department 24 in Van Etten. He was a fun loving guy with a sense of humor. He would give you the shirt off his back. He loved people, good food, and especially fishing.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer, N.Y. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Interment is in Mount Hope Cemetery, Van Etten, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Frank’s name may be directed to VFW Post #8139, 3936 Wyncoop Creek Road, Van Etten, NY 14889 or CFR Department 24, 321 State Route 224, Van Etten, NY 14889.