Post Journal Obituary 11/18/2004
Donald C. Allison, 86, of Heritage Village Health Care Center, formerly of 483 South Ave., and 2221 Big Tree Rd., Lakewood, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday (Nov.16, 2004) in the nursing home.
A lifelong area resident, he was born April 2, 1918, in Renova, Pa., the son of Merrill C. and Huldah Isaacson Allison.
He had been employed as a machinist by Jamestown Bronze Works for 50 years, retiring in 1994.
He was a 1937 graduate of Jamestown High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a X-ray technician earning two Bronze Stars in New Guinea and the Philippines from Sept. 1, 1942 until Jan. 2, 1946. He attended Grace Chapel for many years serving as an elder and lay speaker. He was past president of the Union Gospel Mission board of directors and the Chautauqua County Bible Club.
He is survived by a son, Dr. Bruce D. Allison of Terre Haute, Ind.; a daughter, Diane J. Allison-Church of Gerry; three grandchildren: David B. Allison of Indianapolis, Katy J. Allison of Houghton, and Peter F. Allison of Terre Haute; a brother, David C. Allison of Gerry; and a sister, Miriam L. Wareham of Wheaton, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his wife, June Mead Allison, whom he married Oct. 29, 1949, and who died March 29, 2003; a brother, Merrill A. Allison; and a sister, Helen E. Bottomley who died June 19, 2002.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. J. Kenneth Soderquist, retired Lutheran pastor and James E. Bottomley, pastor of Grace Chapel, will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Ashville.
Friends will be received one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Union Gospel Mission, 7 West First St., Jamestown, N.Y., 14701; Grace Chapel, 379 Buffalo St., Jamestown, N.Y., 14701; or the Bible Club Movement of Chautauqua County, 2543 Panama-Stedman Road, Ashville, N.Y., 14710.
June Mead Allison
1924–2003 (m. 1949)
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