BELFAST – Harold Arthur Allen – born December 7, 1935 in Garland, Maine to AnnaBelle (Lambert) Allen and William Oscar Allen.
Predeceased by brother, Willliam, and sisters Colleen and Ruth.
Hal grew up in Dexter, Maine and loved to tell stories of his family and very happy childhood there. At a young age he was introduced to playing the trumpet in school and it became a love that carried him through adult hood. Hal took his trumpet to Korea with him when he served there with the Air Force, and he played in the Air Force Band.
When he returned home from serving in the Air Force, Hal began to study the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses, and from that study he learned that war would be a thing of the past on Jehovah God’s new earth. He served as an elder for many years in the Augusta and Belfast Congregations.
Hal met Eleanor in 1998 and they married in New York in 1990. Together they enjoyed the focus of their lives which was being part of the congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and sharing with others in the community, the Bible-based hope God promises to give us of a resurrection of those who have died and hope for a peaceful life on an earth.
Hal is survived by his wife, Eleanor; his sonss Michael and his wife Adria and Glen, and his wife, Sue; his grandson, Keith and his wife Heather; and his very precious great-granddaughter, Haley.
A talk will be held in memory of Hal at 2 pm on March 5, 2016 at the Kingdom Hall for Jehovah’s Witnesses 353 Belmont Ave. Belfast, ME. 04915
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home Belfast, Me.