Allen R. Winchenbach

Mar 05, 2018
Allen Winchenbach

Waldoboro — Allen Richard Winchenbach, 71, passed away Feb. 27, 2018, with his family by his side at Togus in Augusta after a long battle with cancer. He was born May 4, 1946, in Waldoboro to Ralph Winchenbach Sr. and Beatrice (Genthner) Winchenbach.

Allen grew up in Waldoboro, where he attended local schools. He then moved to Pennsylvania, where he worked various jobs. Allen joined the Army in 1966 and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., for basic training. He was then transferred to the 101st Airborne Division and attended jump school at Fort Benning in Georgia, where he became a paratrooper. When he returned to Fort Campbell, he was told that the 101st Airborne Division was going to be transferred to Vietnam. When he finished his tour of duty, he was released from service and returned home to his family. Allen then worked as a clammer and scallopper, but he always went back to the job he loved the most, and that was clam digging, which he did until he no longer could.

One of Allen’s pastimes was plugging away at carpenter work.

Allen was predeceased by his parents, sister Veronica Winchenbach and brothers Larry Winchenbach and Ralph Winchenbach Jr. and sister Murial Winchenbach.

Survivors include his son, Allen R. Teele, and wife Sarah of Bremen; daughters Ranae L. Robbins of Rockland and Melissa Della-Penna of Florida; brothers Eugene Winchenbach, Montgomery Winchenbach and Dale Winchenbach, all of Waldoboro; sisters Linda Boyington, Charlene Boyington and husband Ralph, Sandra Soule, Patricia Isabel, and Beatrice Quintel and husband Louie, all of Waldoboro, Darlene Grierson and husband Bob of Spruce Head; grandchildren Alex, Kolton, Christian, Catherine, Garrett, Derek, Devon, Christopher and Niko; great-grandchildren Elijah, Ethan and Jaslyn.

Visiting hours for Allen will be held Saturday, March 10, from noon to 2 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro, followed by a gathering at Allen and Sarah’s home at 171 Nobleboro Road, Bremen, from 2 to 6 p.m.

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