Allen G. Devenpeck AltamontAllen G. Devenpeck (Big Al and Showboat), 65, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 at St. Peter's Hospice Inn, Albany, NY after a short illness. Born April 27, 1948 in Schenectady, NY, the son of William Devenpeck and Gladys Parshall Devenpeck. He was educated in Scotia schools and graduated from Scotia-Glenville High School in 1966. Allen was general sales manager of Chris Craft Industries, Waterford, NY for over 20 years. He was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Air Force. Allen was a lifetime member of VFW and NRA. He was a member for over 30 years of the Masons, Noah Lodge No. 754. He was a member for many years of the Dunnsville Rod and Gun Club. He was a member of Cooperstown VFW and American Legion. Allen received many awards during his years at Chris Craft for his salesmanship and success. Allen was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved fishing on his boat in Cooperstown. He was a trapper in his early years. He loved building cabins and furniture from wood off our land. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren and was always proud of his two sons' achievements. On February 6, 1971, Allen was united in marriage to Linda M. Devenpeck (Wolf). They were married for 42 years. Besides his wife, Linda, he is survived by sons, Stuart (Joyce) of Duanesburg, and Mark of Newport Beach CA; grandchildren, Juliette Rose Devenpeck, and Miranda and Dalton Stocking; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Sunday, June 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 5216 Western Turnpike (just west of Carman Road). Services will follow the calling period at 1 o'clock with burial with military honors at Lakewood Cemetery, Cooperstown, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Allen's name to Wounded Warrior Project National Processing Center, PO Box 758541, Topeka, KS 66675.
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