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Allen W. West

August 21, 1941 - September 23, 2021

Allen W. West, age 80, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021.

Born in Ashley, PA on August 21, 1941, he was a son of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Knecht) West. Allen worked as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service until his retirement. In his spare time, he enjoyed joining his best friends once a week for breakfast and reading, especially his bible.

In addition to his parents, Allen was preceded in death by his wife, Jane V. (Vandewater) West. He is survived by his children, Karen Remick (Nick) and Scott West (Sue White); grandson, Nathan Remick; and siblings, Harry West, Mary West, Harold West, Merrill West (Margaret), and Carol Bencho (Mike).

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am, on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Glasgow Baptist Church, 3021 Old County Rd, Newark, DE where a funeral service will be held at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Allen’s memory to Glasgow Baptist Church, at the address listed above.

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  • Karen and Scott, I am sorry to hear you’ve lost your Dad after losing your Mom so recently! I was so thankful to see the three of you at Joe’s service after all the years we’ve been apart. I have many find memories of your parents. I’m most thankful to know they are with our Savior.

  • I will miss seeing you on Sunday mornings. I know you are with the Lord and rejoicing to be with your dear wife again.

  • To the family of Allen, please accept my condolences on the death of your father. My husband, Alton and I were friends with Allen and Jane while attending Reach Church. He was a lovely man who was always friendly and engaging. We often spoke about the Bible in our many conversations. May he rest in heavenly peace, having now entered into the presence of God Almighty.

  • Al was a very special man. Never complained. He fought the good fight. He loved his wife Jane and his family. Now he is with Jesus and Jane. We will miss you Allen West.

  • Rest in peace, Uncle Allen. How lucky we were to have such a soft spoken, humorous, a kind uncle like you.

  • I will miss you brother. I’m so thankful for the many fond memories of us growing up together in Ashley. Rest in peace.

  • Karen and Scott,
    Our hearts ached as we heard the news of the loss of your Dad. We loved your parents for many years as you both grew up…the loss is great, but the promise of them both being together with their Lord and Savior is comforting. We are asking Jesus to surround you with His presence, and especially His love. We are so sorry that we missed His celebration of life. May you feel the warmth of our love for you both. Sharon and Jim