November 8, 1954 – June 23, 2012
The Family of John Allen is grateful for the many expressions of love and concern in recent days and pay God’s blessing on all. Thank you for sharing with them today. Internment will take place at sea at a later date.
John loved life, family and friends. He loved scuba diving and all outdoor sports. He held a U.S. Master Merchant Coast Guard License (100 ton) and was a N.A.V.I. Diving Training Instructor. An excellent power lifter, John was two time World Champion and three times National Champion at Orlando Wide World Sports.
His other passion was service to the Freemasons. He was Past Whorshipful Master of Harmonia Lodge #138 twice, District Deputy Grand Master and District Instructor, member of Scottish Rite, Valley of Lake Worth, Knight Commander Court of Honor, member of Palm Beach York Rite Bodies, Past Excellent High Priest of Palm Beach Chapter #24, Past Illustrious Master of Zabud Council #17, Past Commander of Palm Beach Commandery #18, member of Knights of York Cross of Honor, member of Red Cross of Constantine, member of York Rite College of North America, and in April 2012, John reached the honor of Most Excellent High Priest of Royal Arch Masons of Florida. He was the first Palm Beach County Mason to earn this tribute since 1922.
The service took place at Trinity United Methodist Church in Palm Beach Gardens. There were about 450 people present, most of them Masons from several districts, plus relatives and friends.
The Word of Grace was given by Rev. John E. Denmark.
Here is a moment when Masons paid respect to John.
John, see you !