OBITUARY

William "Bill" R. Allyn

September 1, 1924August 8, 2019
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Allyn, William R. (Bill), 94, of Largo, FL, passed away on Thursday 8/8/2019. Bill will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Bill was born in Tampa, FL to Rube and Alice Allyn in1924. Bill served four years in the United States Navy.

Bill loved the water and many of his passions reflected that. Bill was the Education Officer for the US Power Squadron and taught Safe Boating courses and Celestial Navigation. He was also a former Board Member of the Clearwater Yacht Club. Bill retired from Tampa International Airport as Assistant Chief of the Tower with 42 years of service with the Federal Aviation Agency. Bill was most passionate about his family as they were the center of his world.

Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Dolores Allyn. He is survived and remembered by their children; Wayne Allyn (Nancy), Celeste Hopkins, Leslie Watson (Ken), and Alice McLaughlin (Bill), 7 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5-7pm, with a prayer service at 6pm, on Thursday 8/15/2019 at Serenity Funeral Home, Largo, FL. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30am on Friday 8/16/2019 at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater, FL. Burial will take place on Saturday 8/17/2019 at 1pm at Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton, FL.

  • FAMILY

  • Rube Allyn, Father (deceased)
  • Alice Allyn, Mother (deceased)
  • Preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Dolores Allyn.
    He is survived and remembered by their children; Wayne Allyn (Nancy), Celeste Hopkins, Leslie Watson (Ken), and Alice McLaughlin (Bill)
    7 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 17, 2019

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Jake & Whitney Creech

August 13, 2019

Allyn family, all our love and support to each of you. Your Pop was everybody's Pop. He taught through actions, and it is reflected in each of you. You all have a piece of your Pop: your sense of humor, your good-nature, and your sense of adventure. Not to mention you all love to tell stories. RIP Pop, Love Jake and Whitney

Pete Gonzales

August 13, 2019

Wayne so sorry to here of your dads passing my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Patty Ruppel

August 12, 2019

I was fortunate enough to meet Bill and Dolores 27 years ago when my daughter, Steph started school at St. Patrick and Celeste and I became fast friends! Celeste's daughter Sarah was a couple of years older and not only greatly loved by her mother but was the apple of her grandparents eyes!! As years went by we experienced many joyful times together as our children grew into adults and I saw through all of those memories how lucky the Allyn family was to have such a strong, loving, happy, faithful, kind and generous man for a father!! Bill couldn't wait to listen to every detail of Celeste and I's many Lucy and Ethel adventures and roared with laughter no matter how many times he heard them and how many times we embellished them!! He was also great story teller himself and could keep you captivated with all the adventures of his youth!! I will always cherish my time of knowing Bill and being a part of his beautiful "framily"

Karen Kennedy

August 12, 2019

To the family,

May you find comfort and peace from all who knew your dad. Every time I saw him he was happily surrounded by his loving family. I love how you all included him and your mom when you all were together. I also love seeing the pictures of such a beautiful family.

May he Rest In Peace,

Karen

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Biography

Allyn, William R. (Bill), 94, of Largo, FL, passed away on Thursday 8/8/2019. Bill will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Bill was born in Tampa, FL to Rube and Alice Allyn in1924. Bill served four years in the United States Navy.

Bill loved the water and many of his passions reflected that. Bill was the Education Officer for the US Power Squadron and taught Safe Boating courses and Celestial Navigation. He was also a former Board Member of the Clearwater Yacht Club. Bill retired from Tampa International Airport as Assistant Chief of the Tower with 42 years of service with the Federal Aviation Agency. Bill was most passionate about his family as they were the center of his world.

Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Dolores Allyn. He is survived and remembered by their children; Wayne Allyn (Nancy), Celeste Hopkins, Leslie Watson (Ken), and Alice McLaughlin (Bill), 7 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5-7pm, with a prayer service at 6pm, on Thursday 8/15/2019 at Serenity Funeral Home, Largo, FL. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30am on Friday 8/16/2019 at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater, FL. Burial will take place on Saturday 8/17/2019 at 1pm at Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton, FL.