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Harry M. Allcock Jr.

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HARRY M. ALLCOCK, JR. Mr. Harry M. Allcock Jr., of Wilmington, NC, 81, passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Harry and Sadie Allcock, and his first wife, Ann Allcock. Harry had an illustrious forty-year career with IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. A graduate of George Washington University with a degree in Business Administration, Harry joined IFI in 1961. He served as the company's Vice President for thirty-five years and had the opportunity to observe and help bring about some of the key events that shaped the United States Patent industry as we know it today. In 2007, he was awarded the International Patent Information Award which recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the patent and scientific community. An avid golfer, Harry was a member of Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, NC, as well as Lakewood Country Club in Rockville, MD, where he also served as President. Not only was Harry passionate about the game of golf, he was also incredibly skilled and had the pleasure of playing in the Kemper Open Pro-Am as the partner of Jack Nicklaus. Harry greatly enjoyed spending time surrounded by his family and friends. An incredible chef, his parties were famous, including the American Chemical Society's appropriately named "Harry's Party" which is still thrown in his honor each year and even has its own website. He was an enthusiastic storyteller who loved to share with others his many life experiences. His favorite stories involved giving back to the Wilmington community that he enjoyed being a part of. Harry loved retelling the time that he and a good friend were instrumental in setting up a catered meal for Russian sailors who were stranded off the coast. He also told of traveling hours one Christmas to track down a woman in a poor North Carolina community who he had heard on the radio say that her Christmas wish was to drink champagne out of a fluted glass. Remarkably, he found the woman and proudly presented her with a set of glasses and a bottle of champagne and a generous monetary contribution. In addition to his wife, Marilyn, Harry leaves behind his four children, Stephanie Rico (Vincent), Jeffrey Allcock (Robin), Chrissie Bartlett (Chris, deceased), and Shannon Allcock (Ann). Harry is also survived by his nine grandchildren, his siblings, Patricia Queen (Stanley), Charlene Perry (Earl, deceased), James Allcock (Mary), sister-in-law, Patricia Haas, numerous nieces and nephews, and a multitude of dear friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014 at the Kenan Chapel in Landfall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401. Condolences to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com Andrews Market Street Chapel
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Andrews Mortuary & Crematory - Market Street Chapel
1617 MARKET ST
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-7788
Published in the Wilmington Star-News from June 4 to June 5, 2014
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