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GRAM, ALLEN EUGENE Allen Eugene Gram passed away peacefully on January 29, 2013. Born in Aberdeen, SD on August 3, 1932, he attended Central High there, where he was a standout in track and field and baseball. Allen served in the Army for two years in Germany, returning to Aberdeen to work for the Aberdeen American News and the SD Department of Game, Fish and Parks. Allen moved his family west in the early 1960s, working for the Santa Ana Register and Catholic Register. He then worked as an editor at the L.A. Herald Examiner and L.A. Times. Allen wrapped up his career in 1993 after 20 years with the San Diego Union. Allen led a full life in retirement, traveling extensively with his wife Caryl, whom he married on June 6, 1988. He was an avid golfer and had a regular weekly game with close friends for many years. Allen leaves his beloved wife of 25 years, Caryl, along with three children from his first marriage, Stuart, Holly Daly, and Merry Burns with four grandchildren, two step-children and six step-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Scripps Research Institute.

Published in U-T San Diego on Feb. 10, 2013
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