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ALLEN M., III HARRELSON

HARRELSON ALLEN M., III, age 61, passed away suddenly on December 4, 2012 in South Padre Island, Texas. Beloved son of both the late Allen M. Harrelson, Jr. and Caroline C. Harrelson formerly of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Tarpon Springs, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Allison of South Padre Island and five loving brothers and sisters: Sandra Clark (Jim) of Hilton Head, South Carolina, Marcia Robovitsky (John) of Bloomfield Hills, MI, Joanne Krause (Jim) of Harrison Township, MI, Gordon Harrelson (Michelle) of Mechanicstown, Ohio and David Harrelson of Mountain Home, Arkansas. Also surviving are seven nieces and nephews: Julie (Keith) Broadwater, Gordon Harrelson, Jr., Christopher Harrelson, Casey Harrelson, Kelly (Phil) Conn, Susie (James) Bazzel and Eric Robovitsky, as well as many grand-nieces and nephews, cousins and his Aunt Jeanne Harrelson of Troy, Ohio. Allen was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, grew up in New Canaan, Connecticut and Bloomfield Hills, MI where he graduated from Bloomfield Hills Lahser High School in 1969 and Cum Laude from Michigan State in 1973. He was the owner of Harrelson Plumbing Co. in the Aspen, Colorado area for 30 years and moved to South Padre Island in 2005 where he was the owner of Island Plumbing Co. Allen had a passion for restoring classic Corvettes, riding his motorcycle and being challenged to a good game of billiards - he thoroughly enjoyed life and could always be seen smiling. He will be dearly missed by his family and everyone whose lives he touched. A small, private funeral service was held by his family on December 14th in Texas. Suggested memorials to the American Heart Association.

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Gordon Harrelson12/30/2012

Love You Brother

Marlene Vitasinski12/30/2012

Dear Allison,Gordon,David, Sandy, Joanne and Marcia, I just heard the news today that Allen died and want to let you all know how sorry I am. I have so many great memories of Allen growing up on Berkshire and spending summers in Caseville. We visited Allen in Colorado years ago and I'm so glad we got to meet Allison when they came up for the Dream Cruise a few years ago. Many years and many miles can't dull the memories of Al's laughter, smile and the happy, crazy times we had growing up. My heart aches for his parting-- Love to all of you, Marene

sally hobbs12/31/2012

Sandy...I'm SO SORRY! We are on our way to SPI on the 3rd.for the rest of the winter! I had no idea you had a brother down there!! We've been going down there for 27 years. I am so sorry for your loss!! love,Sally

Gordon Harrelson01/06/2013

Thanks for being the great brother you were. You will be Missed by me forever. Love always Gordon

Nora Reuter01/06/2013

Allen will be fondly remembered as a very happy and sweet young man. He used to drop by and we shared many an afternoon chat back in the late 60's on Berkshire. My condolences to the family. Nora

Sandie & Wayne Graydon01/08/2013

To Marcia, Sandy, Joanne, Dave and Gordon and families : My sincere condolences on the passing of your brother, Allan. Although I don't remember meeting him, I am sure he was the best brother to all of you. I can tell by his breathtaking smile he was one of the happiest kids to be around in your family. I will keep you all in my prayers.

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