Rhinebeck – Gordon “Ike” Allen, 94, a lifelong resident of the Town of Rhinebeck died Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Born in Rhinecliff on September 17, 1923, he was the son of Hattie Mae Dedrick and Oscar E. Allen. Mr. Allen was an avid outdoorsman and baseball fan. He was a founding member of the Neighbor’s Gun Club, serving as an officer for thirty three years; and a member of the Dutchess County Baseball old Timers Association and the Dutchess County Baseball Hall of Fame. He played for the Rhinebeck Senators and the Schatz Federal team of the Poughkeepsie City Baseball League. In 1947 he was voted Most Valuable Player of the city league.
Mr. Allen served three years in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 2nd and 8th Army’s headquarters and the American division in the South Pacific and Japan as a Tech Sergeant. Upon his return he began his 34 year career with Schatz Federal Bearing, retiring as a production manager.
On April 14, 1954 he married Annan Murray.
In addition to his wife, his survivors include a son Mark, and his wife Beth of Rhinebeck; his daughter Laure Hay, and her husband Bruce of Ottsville, PA; two grandchildren Monica and Corey Allen; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers Lyman and William.
Calling hours are Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 4 to 7 PM, at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck. Funeral services and burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dutchess County Baseball Hall of Fame.