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ALLEN, Laurence
ALLEN, Laurence Laurence was born June 27, 1939 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to Lawrence & Ruth (Hughes) Allen. Larry passed away on December 10, 2014 in Palmdale, Calif., at the age of 75. He made his home for the past 45 years in Lancaster and enjoyed living in the warm high desert. He was a graduate of GAR Memorial High School in Wilkes-Barre and went on to earn a BS degree from Bloomsburg University, Pa., and an MS from Bucknell University, Pa. He was a life-long educator and spent 25 years teaching at Mojave High School in Mojave, Calif. After retirement in 1994 he spent time teaching at Cerro Coso Community College at Edwards AFB. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Malinda Allen; his two children, Marcus Allen and Jennifer Allen; his sister Margaret (Carl) Kohl of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and nieces, Kimberly Burke and Christina Kohl; great nephew Casey and great niece Ella. Additionally Larry had extended family in Oregon and Pennsylvania as well as numerous in-law's families located around the Williamsport, Pa. area. He was an amazing person who touched and inspired many people throughout the journey of his life. He will be deeply missed by all (especially his artistry & sense of humor). Larry's last wishes were to have his ashes scattered at sea. No formal services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in his name to any of the following organizations he supported: ASPCA, Humane Society, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Paralyzed Veterans.

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