Dr. John B. Allwein ST. PETERSBURG, FL Dr. John B. "Jack" Allwein passed away in St. Petersburg, Fla., on April 13, 2013. He was a Doctor of Oral Surgery and retired U.S. Army Colonel. Dr. Allwein was born in Lebanon, on December 17, 1935, the son of Marion N. Bowman Allwein and Homer J. Allwein. He was raised in the Lebanon County, area where he graduated as valedictorian of his class at Millcreek High School in Newmanstown. He then went to Lebanon Valley College and earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry in just three years. He then went to Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa and earned his D.D.S. in 1959. After that, he entered the U.S. Army. In 1969 he completed his Oral Surgery studies at Letterman Army Medical Center. During his 20 year career in the army, he served all over the world in places like Hawaii, Japan, Vietnam and Germany. While in Vietnam he earned the Bronze Star, the fourth highest individual award. He also was appointed by President John F. Kennedy as a White House Aide while he was stationed at Arlington, Va., and continued in that capacity under President Johnson. Dr. Allwein retired with the rank of Colonel in 1978. After he retired from the army, he established a private practice and taught at Georgetown University School of Dentistry until it closed in 1990. He then moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., and was Chief of Oral Surgery at Bay Pines VA Hospital for 15 years. He was an avid sailor and sports enthusiast. He loved sports cars and racing, in particular Formula 1. Dr. Allwein was a philanthropist who donated and set up scholarship funds at The University of South Florida to give education assistance to wounded soldiers. In addition he established funds in the name of his parents and aunt, Hilda Bowman at Lebanon Valley College. Recently an article in the Lebanon Valley College news announced a large bequest to the college from his estate. Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Friday, September 27, 2013, at 11 a.m. The services and interment will take place at the Mill Creek Memorial Cemetery, 9 North Sheridan Road, Newmanstown, with Rev. Paul M. Fuller, the Chaplain of Lebanon Valley College, officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Compton, PA American Legion Post #217 Honor Guard at the cemetery. He will be laid to rest in the family plot with his parents. Arrangements are being coordinated by the Monahan Funeral Home, Gettysburg.
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Published in Lebanon Daily News on Sept. 18, 2013