Mr. Allen was from the same generation as my father. It was important to be a dedicated family man. Mr. Allen raised a fine family, and loved his grandchildren. His generation praised hard work and dedication to the job. Mr. Allen was a hard worker and was a true success in his life. Like my father, he was conservative in thought and dress and had a brilliant mind. The last time I saw Mr. Allen was at his wife's funeral. That is the picture I will always keep of him, in my mind. Without Mr. Allen, I never would have met my "sister," Diane, who is the best friend anyone could ever have. Thank you, Mr. Allen.