Woolwich – David A. Allen, 78, of River Road died Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center in Brunswick. He was born in Bath on January 26, 1939, a son of Arthur H. and Lois E. (Reed) Allen.
David grew up in Woolwich attending the one-room schoolhouse in Day’s Ferry. He graduated from Morse High School with the class of 1956. In August, 1957, he started at Bath Iron Works as a shipfitter. His 1961 class was among the first to graduate from the recently developed apprenticeship program. He retired in January, 2003 with over 45 years of service. The majority of his service was spent as a Loftsman. His extended employment service was honored by BIW in 2001 with an invitation to ride the launch of the USS Mason (DDG 87), the last ship to slide the inclined ways.
David enjoyed his lifelong camp that he built on Moosehead Lake in the early 1960’s. The camp was built before the roads were complete requiring the remote transport of building supplies. Family, neighbors, coworkers, and friends, have fond memories of visiting his camp in Moosehead. During retirement years he loved watching his great nieces and nephews have fun at the lake. David was an avid reader and enjoyed history. He loved hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, traveling, and always had at least one faithful Labrador retriever companion; including his black lab, “Mike,” that traveled with him to Alaska.
He is survived by his brother, Stephen Allen and his wife Peggy of Woolwich, his sister, Martha Munsey and her husband Rick of Cundy’s Harbor, five nieces and nephews, Chris Munsey and his wife Ellen of Cundy’s Harbor, Jon Munsey and his wife Carrie of Cundy’s Harbor, Ed Munsey and his wife Lori of Cundy’s Harbor, Jenny Tisdale and her husband Greg of Harpswell and Stephanie Allen-Perry of Woolwich, his lifelong friend, David Abbott and his wife Linda of Alna, many great nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The Celebration of Life will be held from 4 to 7 PM on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Woolwich at a later date. Condolences may be made online at www.Daiglefuneralhome.com.