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Robert "Bob" Wayne Allen
RANGELEY -- Robert "Bob" Wayne Allen, 62, of Rangeley Plantation, died unexpectedly of natural causes in the early evening hours of Dec. 27, 2010, while on his plowing route in Rangeley.
He was born June 8, 1948, in St. Stephens, NB., Canada, the son of Fred E. and Constance (Crosby) Allen. He was a 1966 graduate of Mexico High School.
In November of 1968, he was drafted in the Army during the Vietnam War.
On Oct. 20, 1973, he married Jill Braley in Mexico. They moved to the Rangeley area in July of 1987, where they owned and operated the Gingerbread House for ten years.
He currently was self-employed and owned his own business, Allen's Caretaking Service.
Bob enjoyed both working and playing in the great outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman and snowmobiler.
He was a past commander of the VFW: Rumford Post, and was a member of the American Legion Post #120, Rangeley. He was president of the East Richardson Rod and Gun Club; a member of the Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club and a director of the Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsman Club, having cooked for the Annual Steak and Salmon Dinner for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Jill, of Rangeley Plantation; a son, Greg L. Allen and his wife, Christine Garceau Allen of Billerica, MA; a grandson, Jack Allen, also of Billerica, MA; his parents, Fred and Constance Allen of Dennysville; two sisters, Cathy Wright and her husband, Dick of Wayland, MA, and Pam Allen and her companion, Jim Randall of Calais; a brother, Fred Allen and his wife, Barb of Mexico; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.