Norman Carroll Allers

September 26, 1917May 14, 2011

Norman C. Allers Sr, 93, Federal Accountant, WW2 Naval veteran, and Boy Scout leader, died on May 14 at the Hermitage Retirement Community in Alexandria VA. Memorial services will be at the Demaine Funeral Home in Alexandria VA on Friday May 20. His remains will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery.

Norman was born Sept 17, 1917 in Baltimore Md to Herman and Matilda Allers. His boyhood membership in the Sea Scouts led to his enlistment in the Naval Reserves. He graduated from Baltimore City College specializing in accounting and worked as a bank teller in Baltimore. Shortly after marrying Laura Pfeiffer in 1940, he was called to active duty in WW2 as Quartermaster First Class. He performed mine sweep operations on the Atlantic Coast followed by flagship operations in the Pacific on board the USS Rocky Mount. His ship was active at Quagaline and Guadalcanal. He concluded his tour in the Pacific as a combat landing craft instructor in Oceanside CA where he remained till 1945 with his wife Laura. After WW2 Norman and Laura moved to Liberty Heights Maryland where Norman took an auditing position at Aberdeen Proving Ground. In 1956, after having 4 children, they moved to District Heights Maryland where Norman took a job as a comptroller for AAFES at Andrews AFB. In 1959 he took a comptroller position with the AAFES Pacific Region in Ofuna Japan and moved the family to Camp Zama. He returned to District Heights Md in 1963 and continued work in Washington DC until he retired from AAFES and took an accounting position with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He was active in field recovery after hurricane Agnes in 1972. He retired from accounting in 1977. Norman remained an active leader with the Boy Scouts and became a Washington area District Commissioner. His first wife Laura died in 1966. He married Mary Germaine (Alvey) Helms in 1975 and resided with her in Clinton Md until her death in 1992. Shorty after, he moved to the Charlotte Hall veterans home in Charlotte Hall Maryland. In 2003 he moved to his final home at The Hermitage in Arlington Va.

Norman is survived by his son Roger Allers and wife Deborah Lloyd, son Daniel Allers and wife Christina Wren, daughter Doris Pierro and husband Robert Pierro, grandson Paul Nelson and wife Sun No, and great grandson Kai Nelson. Norman was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Laura Pfeiffer, son Norman C Allers Jr, and second wife Mary Germaine (Alvey) Helms. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Memory of Norman C. Allers to the Boy Scouts of America National Council, PO Box 152079, Irving, Texas 75015-2079. Donations for the local branch of the Boy Scouts can be made online at the National Capital Area Council website


  • Memorial Service Friday, May 20, 2011
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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Winston C Chow

May 30, 2011

We (Sue-mei and Winston) are very much saddened and grieved to hear of the passing of your Dad, Norman Allers.

Our thoughts and prayer go out to you. May our thoughts of you and knowing that others care perhaps lighten the burden of your sorrow in just a very small way.

My fond memories of seeing him during my High School days will always be cherished. I will forever fondly remember the times when my own Dad met with your Dad and when your Dad took me out for outing with you.

May your Dad's memory and legacy live in the hearts of you and of everyone who cherished him forever and never pass away.

Nancy Pease

May 19, 2011

Dear Allers Family:

I am so sad and with such a heavy heart to hear about the passing of Norman. I have such fond memories of him and Big Mommy and all the family events. Please be assured that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know he is dancing with the Angels in Heaven. He was such a hsppy and sweet person.
My Deepest Sympathy.
Nancy (Stinnett) Pease

Arnie Ray

May 19, 2011

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Arnie Ray

May 19, 2011

"Roger'Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted ."

Arnie Ray

Arnie Ray

May 19, 2011

But they that wait upon the lord shal renew their strengh; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not be faint.

Isaiah 40: 31

Arnie Ray, Family
Hughesvill, MD

Troy Taylor

May 18, 2011

Roger you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your father is with Baden Powell now guiding the younger generation of scouts along the trail to eagle.

Claude Jefferson

May 17, 2011

Roger our thoughts and prayers our with you and your family at this time.

May 17, 2011

Roger, you and your family have my sympathy.

Savannah Freeman, District Heights, MD

Tom Batzer

May 17, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Kevin Meadows

May 17, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.