George G. Allan
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AGE: 82 • Berkeley Twp.
George G. Allan, 82, of Berkeley Twp. departed peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, June 6, 2014 at home. George spent many years as an English teacher, Rifle Coach and Guidance Counselor with the Toms River School System before retiring in 1994. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he came to the United States in 1932 and resided in Florida, Vermont, and Toms River before moving to Berkeley Twp. in 2004. George served as Past Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey, Past Master and dedicated brother of Harmony Lodge #18 of Free & Accepted Masons, life member of the American Legion Post 351 in Seaside Heights, life member of the Toms River Elks Lodge Post 1875 and life member of Clan Donald. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
George is survived by his beloved wife and best friend Joyce; four sons George Allan of Lanoka Harbor; Robert Allan of Forked River; James Allan of Malvern, PA and Gary Miller of Toms River; three daughters Pamela Coleman of Montgomery, NY; Penny John of Waretown and Patricia Mahlschnee of Clayton, NC; George is also survived by four brothers, Richard & Fred of Scotland; Condit Dibble of Strongsville, OH and Peter of Spain as well as two sisters, Judith Sfikas of Bradenton, FL and Ann Smith of Ormond Beach, FL. His gentleness and kindness will always be cherished by his fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is lovingly remembered by his first wife Nancy Allan, many nieces, nephews, family and innumerable friends.
His sense of humor, captivating tales, and love for his family will never be forgotten. He lived his life without worry or regrets. Dad's legacy is his sincere fondness and respect for the great outdoors for which he instilled upon his sons, who will continue to hunt, fish and tell tall-tales in his memory.
A celebration of life will be held on his birthday at Harmony Lodge in Toms River on June 28th, 2014 at 1pm. Interment will take place privately at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown. Arrangements by DeGraff Lakehurst Funeral Home, Lakehurst.
DeGraff Lakehurst Funeral Home
119 Union Avenue Lakehurst, NJ 08733
Published in Asbury Park Press on June 9, 2014