June 1, 2016
Donald Allamon, 84, formerly of Orbisonia, PA, died Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Sunbury Community Hospital, Sunbury, PA.
Born December 30, 1931 in Menallen Township, near Uniontown, PA, he was a son of the late William & Margaret (Bellis) Allamon. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, the former Eleanor Gleim, on February 25, 2008. They were married on July 25, 1956.
Surviving are four brothers, Ray Allamon and wife Patricia of Camp Hill, PA, Robert Allamon of Fairbanks, PA, Floyd Allamon of Fort Worth, TX and Roy Allamon of Covington, GA and four sisters, Mildred Wagner of Stoker, MO, Betty Smith of Hurst, TX, Mary Ferry of Lake Worth, FL and Corliss Christopher of Greensburg, PA. He is also survived by a brother in law and sister in law, Ron & Helen Wilson of Carlisle, PA and a number of nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Charles and James, preceded in death.
Mr. Allamon was a 1950 graduate of North Union High School, Uniontown, PA. On June 2, 1950, two days after commencement, he enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps. After completing extensive training in California, Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia, he served as a sergeant with the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, locating and destroying every type of explosive during the Korean War. His unit was the first of this kind. He was presented several Medals of Honor during his service including the Bravery of Duty Medal, for conduct above and above the call of duty, the Sharp Shooter Medal, Rifle and Pistol, Good Conduct and the Korean War Medal. He was proud of his service to his country.
After returning stateside, he pursued a degree in business. He also became a master mechanic, working for Ford Motor Co., in the Harrisburg area for many years, before his retirement.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no public viewing or visitation. Interment will be made at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Carlisle, PA.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, PA.