Allen P. Walck, Sr., 80, of the Town of Niagara, NY, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in Schoellkopf Health Care Facility in Niagara Falls, NY, following a lengthy illness. Born on November 4, 1932 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Paul A. and Evelyn H. (Blank) Walck.
Mr. Walck attended local schools and was a proud member of the graduating class of 1950 of Niagara Falls High School. Allen also attended Capital University in Columbus, OH. He served in the United States Army, as a Specialist Third Class, from May 14, 1956 until his honorable discharge on April 19, 1958. On August 5, 1961, Mr. Walck married the former Diane D. Dargis in St. John de LaSalle Roman Catholic Church. She predeceased him on January 6, 2013. For thirty dedicated years, Allen worked as a Jr. Civil Engineer for the Niagara County Department of Public Works, until his retirement in 1992. He was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sanborn, NY and was a former member of the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Company, where he currently was serving as treasurer for their Exempts Organization. Mr. Walck enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, word searches, fishing, coin collecting, walking around Goat Island and going to cardiac rehabilitation at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Above all, Allen loved spending time with his family.
Mr. Walck is survived by two sons, Allen P. (Audrey) Walck, Jr. of Avon, NY and Christopher Walck of the Town of Niagara, NY, who was an excellent caregiver to both of his parents. Allen is also survived by two grandchildren, Zachary and Benjamin Walck; three brothers-in-law, Stanley (Cleo) Dargis of Mt. View, AR, Kenneth (Patricia) Dargis of Wilmington, DE and William (Nancy) Dargis of Grove City, PA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by two sisters, Shirley Lange and Patricia Schearer.
The family will be present to receive friends on Monday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM in the Chapel of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (716-297-9007). A prayer service will be held by the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Company on Monday at 7:00 PM in the Funeral Chapel. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Tuesday, April 2nd at 11:00 AM which will be celebrated in St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6167 Walmore Road, Sanborn, NY. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT THE CHURCH. Mr. Walck will be laid to rest next to his wife, Diane, in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. Military Honors will conclude the committal prayers at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6167 Walmore Road, Sanborn, NY 14132 or to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Foundation for Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 621- 10th Street, P.O. Box 708, Niagara Falls, NY 14302-9949.
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