WARREN JAMES ALLAN, age 97, of Cummaquid, formerly of Milton, MA, unwillingly succumbed at home to the imperatives of old-age on November 6, 2012.
He was born in Boston in 1915 to Everett Stanhope Allan and Florence Allan (nee Greer) and was descended from a long line of Allans in Newport, RI dating back to the mid-1700's. He graduated from Milton High School, Class of 1933.
Drafted into the US Army even before Pearl Harbor, Warren courageously served with the Coast Artillery in campaigns in the sands of North Africa and the beaches of Anzio, Italy and across the farms of southern France, finally returning home in 1945.
Warren was a typesetter for printing firms and newspapers in Boston but his lifelong passion was sports! He was crushed when the Braves left Boston for Milwaukee, but had little trouble switching allegiance to the Red Sox! As a youth he played hockey and football so, of course, he loved the Bruins and the Patriots. But golf - that was his favorite! He learned the game as a young caddy at Woods Hole and, when playing golf at Ponkapoag, Sharon CC and Cummaquid, he was most proud of his single-digit handicap. Perhaps carrying his clubs on his shoulder all those years contributed to his longevity.
Warren and his wife, Helen, settled in Milton, MA after the war and stayed there to raise their two sons. They moved to Cape Cod in 1967 and never looked back! Warren entered the world of real estate sales, eventually becoming a Broker specializing in high-end homes in the Mid-Cape area, not slowing down until he entered his late seventies!
He was dubbed the "IRON MAN" for his good health, strength, and perseverance until the challenges of age began to get the better of him after he turned 96. For several years before that he had done all the cooking, cleaning, driving, shopping, bookkeeping, etc. that he and Helen had required. Those who knew him then were amazed at how he managed to be Helen's caregiver for years!
Warren is survived at home by his wife, Helen M. Allan, to whom he was devoted since they met in 1939 while on a trip to the World's Fair in NY. He is also survived by two sons, Steven of Plymouth, MA and Robert (Michele) of Skaneateles, NY, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, the youngest having been born less than a day after Warren's passing. Warren was pre-deceased by his sister, Phyllis Morges of Cummaquid.
The family is most grateful for the home care given to Warren and to Helen by all the staff members of Home For You. The individual care they have provided has been
unsurpassed. Our thanks also go out to James Riemer, MD and his staff for the quality, attention and service they have provided over the years.
Though competitive and successful in everything he tried, Warren remained modest and self-effacing to the end. Accordingly, funeral services are private. Burial is at the Ancient and Honorable Cemetery in Yarmouth, Mass.