Shirley S. Allan
1934 - 2021
Koch Funeral Home - State College
2401 S. Atherton Street
State College, PA
Shirley S. Allan
January 20, 1934 - November 22, 2021
State College, Pennsylvania - Shirley S. Allan, 87, of State College, died Monday, November 22, 2021, at Wellspring Memory Care Center.
Born January 20, 1934, in Albany, NY, she was the daughter of the late Leland G. and Mildred Barber Smith. On November 3, 1956 she married Richard Allan, who preceded her in death on April 19, 1993.
She is survived by two children, Nancy A. Royer and her husband Douglas of Spring Mills, and Mark R. Allan of Flemington, NJ; two siblings, Richard S. Smith and his wife Georgianna of New Berlin, NY, and Tad-Marian Berkowitz of Huntersville, NC; three grandchildren, Nathan Royer, Evan S. Allan and Nicholas A. Allan; and one great-granddaughter, Chloe Jean Royer.
Shirley graduated from Watervliet High School, NY in 1951 as Salutatorian. She earned her bachelor's degree in business from Russell Sage College in 1955, graduating with honors.
She worked as a bookkeeper for Robin's Young World, a women's clothing store.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Nittany Valley Figure Skating Club at PO Box 172, Boalsburg, PA 16827 or to Doctors Without Borders at, or to World Wildlife Fund at
Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences may be entered at

Published by Centre Daily Times on Nov. 28, 2021.
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Our family has great memories of Shirley, as a skater, coach of the adult number in the annual ice show (The Blues Brothers), as a leader and member of the Figure Skating Club Board, our Test Chair, as a friend, and more. Shirley Allan you will be missed but never forgotten.
Gary, Cindy and Allison Mitchell
November 25, 2021
Shirley was an ever-present smile at the rink. I remember her from a young age, and will miss her.
Nathaniel Ling
November 24, 2021
Shirley was the tower of strength of our local figure skating club. She cared about the development of young skaters. She was someone I was pleased to know both on and off the ice. Recently she was honored by the US Figure Skating Association as one of the 100 Memorable people who contributed to the success of local figure skating clubs.
Marilynne W. Stout
November 24, 2021
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