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Timothy Richard Allan

(1941 - 2024)

Timothy Richard Allan (age 82), of Hamburg, unexpectedly passed away on January 16, 2024. Born in East Palestine, Ohio on August 22, 1941, he was the first son of Esther and Charles Allan.

A loving father and grandfather, Tim is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia, and their children, Rebecca (Laura Kaminsky) Allan, Timothy Orlando (Colleen) Allan; his grandsons Matthew, Joshua, and Kurdt Allan; his brother Dennis (Maureen) Allan, and his sister, Rose Ellen (Philip) Morrison-Lucarell. He was preceded in death by his son Christopher Scott, grandson, Christopher Floyd, and his brothers Richard and Terry.

A man of letters, and empathetic teacher of history, Tim worked diligently to educate his students at the University of Buffalo, SUNY Fredonia, and Trocaire College. As a social justice activist, he served as president of the Fredonia Chapter of the United University Professions, and collaborated with leaders of The Seneca Nation of Indians to initiate much-needed commuter train service from Buffalo to Salamanca, an ongoing effort. His passion for archives materialized in his writings, a documentary film on Father Baker, and many fiery and eloquent opinion pieces in The Buffalo News. In retirement, he enjoyed helping out his dear friends at the Richmond Farms Dairy in Eden, visiting family and friends, experiencing art exhibitions, opera performances, and touring historical sites— but mostly, he loved walks with his dog Buzz, and wide-ranging conversations with his children and grandchildren. Tim believed in welcoming everyone under the "big tent" of friendship, regardless of their beliefs.

Following a private internment, a memorial celebration of Tim’s life will be planned for a future date. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to LOOMIS, OFFERS & LOOMIS INC. FUNERAL HOME (Hamburg Chapel).

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Feb 15

I always loved chatting with Tim - sometimes in Maytum Hall (where I worked in HR) and sometimes across campus. I was very touched and thrilled to see him at my retirement party when he had driven in (with his teenage grandson) to wish me well. I am so saddened to hear of his untimely passing.

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