Obituaries

Allen A. Willequer

January 15, 1932 - September 2, 2018

Allen Albert Willequer, 86, of Wyoming, New York passed away on at the Batavia Federal VA Hospital after a long battle with leukemia, with his daughters, Ramona and Monica and son-in-law, Peter by his side. Allen was born January 15, 1932 in Bristol, Connecticut to Allen and Ella (Miller) Willequer (both deceased). He attended the Emanuel Lutheran School, and then enlisted in the Army in January 1949.  Allen served as a Radio Operator during the Korean War. In 1952, following the end of his enlistment period, Allen left the Army and subsequently enlisted in the Air Force, where he served for additional 17 years protecting his beloved country before retiring from military service.

Following his military retirement, Allen worked at Westinghouse for a time and then began his second career as a Corrections Officer, working at the Attica and Otisville Correctional Facilities.  During this time Allen earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Law.  After 20 years of service as a Corrections Officer, Allen retired for a second (and final) time.

Allen married Paula H. Berger in 1953. They lived a military life in various exotic locales and had many adventures, eventually settling in Wyoming, New York in 1969. Following Paula’s death in 1997 after over 40 years of marriage, Allen met and married Penny Lamont Pierce. Together, Penny and Allen became ‘snow birds’, spending winters at military campgrounds in Lake Park Georgia and later Brandford Florida, enjoying camp life and making many lasting friendships.

Allen was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and The New Hampshire Department of the American Legion.  Recently, Allen was honored to travel back to a very changed Korea with his son-in-law Peter to meet the President of the Republic of South Korea and the Commander of the US 8th Army, and be presented with the “Ambassador for Peace” medal. They also spent a week touring China during this trip.  Allen loved traveling, spending time with family and friends, playing practical jokes, telling outrageous tall tales, and golfing with Paul ‘Frenchie’ Lafreniere.  Allen would often break into raucous song, with ‘Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble’ being one of his many favorites.

Allen is survived by his wife Penny, his six children from his marriage to Paula: Allen J (Lyn), Thomas (Marianne), Ramona Willequer, David (Joanne), Monica Robin and Paul (Donnell), three step-children Pegi (Graeme) Payne, John (Renee) Lamont, and Jeanne (Peter) Wyner. Allen was blessed with, and loved by, 24 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings Roland (Ellen), Roger (Anita dec.), Robin (Ralph) Landrette, sister-in-law Annie Willequer, sister in-law Gertrude (Herman) Deuel and many cherished nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents, his first wife Paula, by siblings Patsy, Sondra, Herbert and Clifford, and grandson Keith Myers.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 7th at 6:00pm at the First Baptist Church of Wyoming, located at 28 Main Street, Wyoming NY.  All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in Allen’s honor to the Strong Memorial Hospital Wilmot Cancer Insititute: Wilmot Cancer Institute Development Office, 300 E. River Road, PO Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627. (585) 276-4717.

A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Strong Wilmot Cancer Institute and the Batavia Federal VA Hospital. Allen will be remembered as man of honor and a man of humor, beloved by his wife, family and many friends.

Arrangements are being completed by Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Important Dates

September 7, 2018 : Memorial Service at the First Baptist Church of Wyoming for Allen A. Willequer - 6:00 PM

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Sep 9.18 from Jane (Fladie) & Tom Gebel:
Sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. I had had the pleasure of meeting him and we was always so happy!

Sep 7.18 from ELIZABETH BENNETT:
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I know that my father, Roland, will greatly miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends.

Sep 7.18 from JOE GOODFIELD:
allen was a friend. from terryville,rd.and fall mountain lake.i,ll
allways remember him a good man.you were all lucky to have
him. rest in peace ALLEN.

Sep 5.18 from Edward F. Hellwig:
I never really knew him, but he had a great family! My sincere condolences, Eddie Hellwig

Sep 5.18 from Dawn Stihtam:
Love and miss you Uncle Allen, Thank you for all you did for us and my mom. We will miss you and can't wait to see you again.

Love you!!!!

Sep 5.18 from Daughter Monica W Robin:
Love and miss you dad thank you for the wonderful memories and lessons you gave me my kids are blessed to have had you as their grandfather say hi to mom up there you are my sunshine love your baby girl