Mr. Allen R. Bohne, age 87, of Broadalbin, NY, died Saturday, November 17, 2012, at his home in Broadalbin.
He was born January 19, 1925, on Staten Island, the son of the late Fred and Dorothy Fetteroll Bohne. He graduated from New Dorp High School on Staten Island and attended Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He served three years in the European Theater of Operations during World War II and was one of a group who went to Buchenwald Concentration Camp after the war was over. Afterward he attended Wagner College on Staten Island.
Allen married Helen E. Barnes on December 27, 1947. He was the accountant/bookkeeper for New Dorp Moravian Cemetery and then ran his own Gulf Service Center in New Dorp, Staten Island. His parents retired and he moved to be near them in Broadalbin, NY, where the family had vacationed for many years.
He and his wife have two sons: James Bohne (Marjorie) of Enfield, New Hampshire and Mark Bohne (Janet) of Milan, Ohio; one grandson, Matthew Bohne (Erin) of Norwalk, Ohio and one great-grandson, Isaac Bohne.
Allen worked for the Union Star Newspaper in Schenectady until it merged with what is now the Daily Gazette. He was appointed to the part-time police patrol in Broadalbin by Mayor Larry Olmstead, which was effective in knowing many families in Broadalbin.
He applied for and was appointed to the job of Deputy County Treasurer under Elmer Longhenry. He served in that post until he ran for and was elected as Fulton County Treasurer in 1978, serving until his retirement in 1991. During his time as County Treasurer, he served as chairman of the New York State County Treasurer's Association.
Allen became secretary of the Broadalbin Rotary and a member of the Broadalbin Republican Club. He went on to become the president and then chairman of that organization, as well as chairman of the Fulton County Republican Club for two years, and was awarded the Charles Hough Memorial Award in 1992.
He is a member of the Broadalbin Methodist Church.
One of the most memorable occasions in Allen's life was meeting former President George H. W. Bush in Maine. He moored his boat at the resort he and his wife were staying at. They met and chatted for an hour or so, took pictures and later on exchanged notes for a time. The family has many of these notes to remember a very special man Allen met and liked so much.
He was predeceased by his mother, father and brother Robert, who resided in England. His British family includes his sister-in-law Marjorie; nephew Garry (Elizabeth), nieces Marjorie Jean (Christopher), Heather, Pamela (Alan) and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
The family will receive friends from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, November 19, at Jeffords & Stewart Funeral Home, 85 W. Main St; Broadalbin, where a funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Delia officiating. Interment will take place at Broadalbin Mayfield Rural Cemetery, Broadalbin. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the charity of your choice.
Please visit the family's online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.