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George Hanson Allen

June 15, 1926 ~ September 8, 2020 (age 94)

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George Hanson Allen, 94, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on September 8, 2020.  Born on June 15, 1926 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Harris S. and Anna M. (Hanson) Allen.  On May 31, 1952, George married Dorothy A. DiJoseph.  Mrs. Allen predeceased him on December 6, 1996.


George was raised and attended local schools.  He proudly served in the United States Navy, during World War II as well as the Korean War. In 1956, George and Dorothy built a home in North Tonawanda and raised their family there. George was employed as a manager for Kimberly Clark, which then changed to Cellu Products and later Nitec.  He then finished his career at Carborundum. George was a longtime active member of Riverside Presbyterian Church, where he played in the hand bell choir.  He served as a volunteer for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Sheas Performing Arts Center, Art Park and PGA golf tournaments at Kingsmill in Williamsburg, VA.  George was an avid golfer and animal lover, especially dogs. He especially enjoyed traveling to visit family.


George is survived by children, Jayson (Laura) Allen of Johns Island, SC, Randall (Marcie) Allen of North Tonawanda, NY, Barbara (Richard) Hoffman of Strykersville, NY and Iris (Gerry) Coté of College Station TX; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Shirley Allen and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by 2 brothers and 3 sisters.


George’s funeral service, concluding with Navy Military Honors, will be held on Sunday, September 20th at 11:30 a.m. at Riverside Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Laura Norris-Buisch officiating.  Family and friends invited. If desired, memorial offerings may be made to Riverside Presbyterian Church.  Arrangements are under the care of Michael R. Goodlander, OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME.  Share condolences at


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Funeral Service
September 20, 2020

11:30 AM
Riverside Presbyterian Church
815 84th Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14304


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