FULTON, NY – Retired Fulton Fire Chief Norman David Allen, 79, formerly of Fulton, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at 8:55 am., after a brief battle with cancer.
Born and raised in Fulton, Dave resided in Huntington Beach, Calif., for the last 30 years.
He was a Marine Corps veteran serving from 1954 to 1957 in Korea and Japan.
He was a member of the Fulton Fire Department from 1957 to 1983 when he retired as chief of department.
Dave was predeceased by a daughter, Karen Allen Bowman, who passed in 2011.
Dave is survived by his loving companion of 30 years, Carol Barbee of Huntington Beach, Calif.; one brother, John L. Allen of Grand Island, NY; two sons, Norman David (Cherry) Allen Jr. of Fullerton, Calif., and Richard L. (Kristin) Allen of Kirkville, NY; two grandchildren, Shannon (Jake) Grey of Lycoming, NY, and Jeff (Charlotte) Allen of Anaheim, Calif.; two great-grandchildren, Corbin and Logan Grey; as well as several nieces and nephews.
There were no calling hours and services are private.
Foster Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.