William K. Allan, a longtime Shelton resident, died unexpectedly on 2/9/17 after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his family. Born in Portsmouth, NH, Bill graduated with a chemistry degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1963. As a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, Bill served his country as a B-52 pilot, after which he had a long career in sales with IBM and as a realtor and small business owner. Known for his quick wit and sense of humor, Bill was a dedicated community servant, volunteering for his church, the Derby/Shelton Rotary Club and as a long-time teacher and volunteer for a local men’s mission. His love for nature included hiking the Appalachian Trail throughout NY, CT, MA, VT and ME. He is survived by three children, Elizabeth (Betsy), Katie and Bill, seven grandchildren and his wife, Jane Allan of Alton Bay, NH. A memorial service will be held 11am Saturday May 20, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Fairfield, 65 Church Hill Road, Fairfield, CT and all friends are welcome. A light luncheon reception will be held a the church immediately following the service. Contributions in Bill’s memory can be made to Maine Troop Greeters Museum mainetroopgreetersmuseum.org or the Appalachian Mountain Club www.outdoors.org.
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