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Wesley James Allard

Death 18 Oct 2005 (aged 86)
Burial Annville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 16-C Site 97
Memorial ID 12199886 · View Source
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Wesley James Allard, 86, Silver Springs Township, died Tuesday, October 18, 2005 after a prolonged illness at home.
Wes was born on February 2, 1919, in Arkansaw, WI, the son of a Methodist Minister, the late Joseph and Lena (Plummer) Allard. He enjoyed carpentry, woodcarving, art, music, West Highland White Terriers, hunting, fishing and more fishing. He was a member of the West Shore Wood Carvers Association and the Mechanicsburg Sportsmen's Association. Joining in 1937, he served in the U.S. Navy over 30 years, retiring in 1968 as a Chief Warrant Officer (CWO4). "Gunner" Allard's service spanned World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. He served aboard the USS Conyngham (DD-371) during the attack on Pearl Harbor, USS Great Sitkin (AE-17), USS Grand Canyon (AD-28), USS Nitro (AE-23) and USS Pyro (AE-24) during his career. Wes was married to the late Alta Holley Allard for over 58 years and is survived by his stepdaughter, Mary Claudette Geddie Spiker and her husband, Ronald E. Spiker of Parkersburg, WV; sons, Joseph Michael Allard and his wife, Margaret M. Allard, Captain, NC, USN (Ret) of Green Cove Springs, FL, and Patrick William Allard and his wife, Sandra A. Allard of Camp Hill, PA; grandchildren, Ronald E. Spiker, Jr., of Allen, TX, Anthony P. Shanaman and Ashley J. Allard, both of Camp Hill, PA; great-grandchildren, Stuart Allen Spiker, HM3, USN, Great Lakes, IL, Holly Marie Spiker and Audrey Lynne Spiker of Allen, TX. Memorial service Friday, October 28 at Young's United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg, Revered Ronald Hoffman officiating. Internment at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Wes was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His love and sense of humor will be greatly missed. [Harrisburg Patriot-News]

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