|From:||Marie in R.|
|Sent on:||Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:04 PM|
member of both the Richmond VA and Raleigh NC dance communities. Allen served for
several years as an Event Director for Raleigh/Triangle DanceMeetup.com, and was
known for his quick wit, kindness, and love of dance. He helped to promote dance
events and support local dance instructors in the community, and loved to encourage
others to dance. His favorite dance earned him the nickname, Mr. Foxtrot.
A memorial service will be conducted at the Montpelier Center for Arts & Education,
17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier, VA 23192, on Sunday, February 26 at 2:00 PM.
Many of his dance friends and family members will be there to share a time for
remembering Allen and celebrating his life. Allen is survived by four children, three
sisters, one brother, and his loving companion, Angel Gates.
Two studios in Richmond, VA plan to honor Allen at their regularly scheduled dances
this weekend - Rigby's Jig on Saturday evening (8-10:00 PM) and The Dance Space on
Sunday evening (7-9:00 PM).
His obituary appeared in the Raleigh News and Observer and the Richmond Times
Dispatch on Sunday, Feb. 19th. Below are links to these sites as well as a link to the
Montlawn funeral home.
Raleigh News and Observer:
Richmond Times Dispatch:
Condolences made be made at: http://www.montlawn.com/obituaries/tribute.html?
Rest in peace and dance on the clouds, Allen. You have touched our lives and will
forever be a part of us.