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Obituary - Jonathan M. “Jon” Allen

Jonathan M. “Jon” Allen

Date of Passing: January 24th, 2016

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In lieu of flowers, kindly consider helping Jon’s son as his greatest regret would be leaving Nicholas too soon. You can donate online at

Jon Allen, 42, of North Utica, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 24, 2016 in Lowville, from injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident. He was born January 29, 1973, in Albany, the son of Patricia A. MacCasland and the late William M. Allen. Jon was a Master Mechanic for Centro Bus Company in Utica and was also a certified AC technician. Known for his bold and sometimes brash personality, he commanded respect from everyone he met. His heart of gold made it impossible for him to deny help to a friend in need. Jon's robust laugh and his bright smile will be greatly missed. Jon's zest for life included his complete devotion to and love for his son Nicholas. He also loved motorcycles, snowmobiles, hunting and his many friends. Although it was one of his favorite activities that took him from us, we cannot fault his passion for enjoying his life in his favorite ways; our only regret is that it took him from us far too soon. Jon, you are loved and will be missed greatly by all who had the pleasure to know you. Jon Allen is survived by his son, Nicholas Allen of Utica; his mother, Patricia MacCasland, brother, Brian Mandara on his mother's side, step-father, Bill Snow, all of DeWitt; his brothers, Joseph, Mark, Kevin and William Allen, and his sister, Colleen Regan, all of the Albany area. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 pm at the New Hartford First United Methodist Church, 105 Genesee Street, New Hartford, with Rev. Bradley D. Chesebro officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday from 5-8 pm at the Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., 13 Oxford Road, New Hartford and again on Saturday from 12-1:00 pm at the church.


I am so sorry for your loss. It's s sad day on earth, but a great day in heaven!!! We are in the status quo and Jon has arrived!! I will contact his son's fund....
Sharon Grischenko

I am so sorry for your loss, my dad works at Centro and I felt so terrible when he told me about this. Thinking of your family and we will keep you all in prayers.
Ann Dobbins-Zuchowski

Jonatello you will be missed.
Bill Pelton

Although i didnt know jon my heart is saddened by your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you. I rode upon it this weekend. Id just like everyone to know that we tried everything we could. May you all find comfort at this time...
Codey Lambrecht

My sympathies to the Allen family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Revelation 21:4 tells us what God will soon do: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
J Saldana