Wellsville, NY - Gary Charles Allen, 74, of Wellsville, NY passed away peacefully at Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, on August 1st, 2020, after a sudden brief illness.
Gary is survived by his children, Shane Allen and Holly (Allen) Perkins; son-in-law Christopher Perkins; his grandchildren, Alexander and Reegan Perkins; sister Suzanne (Allen) Rehler and wife Susan (Bellows) Allen. He is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Elma (Ritter) Allen of Wellsville.
Gary was born on December 29, 1945. He graduated Wellsville High School class of 1963. Shortly after was drafted to the US Army to serve in the Vietnam War. After returning from active tour, he started his 42 year career working at (what is known today as) LJUNGSTRÖM, (Formally known as CE Air Preheater), where here he met and married Susan Bellows. While raising two children together with Susan, working full-time, and lovingly providing for his family, Gary completed his bachelor's degree from SUNY Empire State College in Business Management and Economics. He founded and established Computer Solutions in Wellsville. Continuing work with Air Preheater, led him to establishing ABB ATT Tamar Consortium in Spain for the international manufacture of ABB products.
Later in life, Gary retired to Florida where he enjoyed building, machining, and restoring hit & miss engines. Gary was an avid wine maker, enjoyed hunting and actively played golf.
Throughout his life he was involved in several organizations: Past Master Order of DeMolay, a free and accepted Mason, he served as Chief of Willing Fire Department and was named Allegany County Fireman of the Year and was also a Past President and active member of the Wellsville Lions Club.
With accordance to his wishes, no funeral or reception is scheduled and his body will be cremated. Please feel free to send any memorial donations, in Gary’s name, to the Wellsville Lions Club Charities Inc. at, PO Box 576, Wellsville, NY 14895.
The family would like to thank all the caregivers, hospital staff, and nurses at Jones Memorial Hospital for their efforts, care and dedication. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.