Miller, J. Allen

April 02, 2005

On March 7, 2005, J. ALLEN MILLER, age 94, of Fairfield, CT, formerly of Mc Connellsburg, PA and Baltimore, MD, died peacefully at the Carolton Convalescent Hospital in Fairfield. Surrounded by all of his family and with a song in his heart, Allen lost his battle with Parkinson's Disease. Born in Baltimore, MD in 1910, Allen was a graduate of the John's Hopkins University and was a fifty-year employee of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. His love of music led him to sing with the Big Bands whenever they came to Baltimore in the 1930's and 40's. An amateur boxer, Allen won several Golden Glove boxing titles in the 1920's. Active in his community, Allen was a member of the Lion's Club, one of the founders of the Dundalk, Md YMCA and the founder of the Annual Thanksgiving High School Steel Bowl game there. A 32nd degree Mason, he was a 60-year member of the Patapsco Lodge in Dundalk, MD. Following his retirement, he moved to Mc Connellsburg, PA, built his home on a hillside overlooking the valley and became an integral part of the community. He was active in historical renovations in town and was treasurer of the local senior center. In 2003, he moved to CT to 3030 Park Retirement Community, where he quickly won fame with his singing. His time in CT was a gift to his family, James A. Miller, Jr. and his wife Joyce of Fairfield; his granddaughter, Kerry Malzewski and her husband, Mark of Fairfield; his granddaughter, Amanda Miller of Fairfield and his granddaughter, Emily Miller of Portsmouth, NH. Allen was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy and by his son, Thomas. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at the United Presbyterian Church in Mc Connellsburg, PA on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 1 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Fulton County Medical Center Building Fund, 216 South First Street, Mc Connellsburg, PA 17233.

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