Guest Book for William Timberlake Allen

Provided by Kopler - Williams Funeral Home

Posted by: Pastor Nancy L. Russell
Tue January 03, 2017
We extend our heartfelt sympathy and prayer in the loss of dear Dad and a wonderful peaceful man. I thank God for putting him and his wife and family in my path. Just recently I spoke to them at Aces and Oh how I felt blessed. May God's arms of love and healing grace surround you. In continued prayer, Pastor Nancy and Larry Russell.

Posted by: Frances Hemstreet
Tue January 03, 2017
Bill and Kristin and family--my heartfelt condolences to you in this time of grief;may the Christmas tree become a victory tree, for it is a symbol of the gift of victory Jesus, our Emmanuel, shares with us.  May the light of God's love shine on your dad forever.  grace and peace, fran hemstreet

Posted by: Ray Shaw
Tue January 03, 2017
Bill and Kristen,

After reading your dad's obituary and the story of who he was, he must have been a very special person to many, but especially to you who are his family. I am very sorry for your loss. I pray for the God of all comfort to be with you all at this time and in the future. God loves you and so do I.

Ray Shaw

Posted by: Judy and Tony
Wed January 04, 2017
Pastor Bill and Pastor Kristen and family

May God comfort you.

Judy and Tony

Posted by: Brian Rotach And Cheryl Bird
Thu January 05, 2017
"The strife is o'er, the battle done;
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun:
Alleluia!" (UM Hymnal)

We just got the message.
We're sorry for your loss.

Losing our fathers has put a hole in our hearts and probably will yours, too. But the pain of losing him will someday be overshadowed by the joy of having known him.

We've discovered that when we work with kids who don't know their fathers, we are especially grateful to have the rich store of experiences and his example behind us.

If you find yourself in Buffalo on a hospital visit and have some extra minutes, give me a call and I'll meet you to talk about him...The Tim Horton's is on me!  Brian

Posted by: Shawn & Karen Hotchkiss
Fri January 06, 2017
Bill, Kristen and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss, but so grateful with you for the hope that we have! We had hoped to come to calling hours today, but our day didn't play out the way we had imagined. Please know that we are praying for you!

Posted by: Mary Carey
Sat January 07, 2017
Dear Jane: I am very sorry to hear that Bill has gone on to Heaven without us.  His gifts and cheerful presence will be sadly missed.  May the Lord himself be your comfort and companion.  With Love Mary (and Beverly)

Posted by: Pauline Buck
Mon January 09, 2017
Dear Jane,
Our paths haven't crossed in many years, but memories linger from early Houghton days. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.  Dave and Pauline Buck

Posted by: Dr. Harvey Jewell Class of 1964
Mon January 09, 2017
Dear Jane & Family,
Classmate Dave Hurd and also my sister Gloria sent me the email news of Bill's departure to eternal rest with his maker.   We send you our heartfelt sympathy as losing a loved one is never easy.  I hope it may be some consolation to tell you that Bill was one of the profound influences on my development as a musician and spiritually as well.  It was such a treat to see you both at the 50th Reunion in 2014 and I thought it was a most fitting tribute for us to sing the class Hymn that Bill did just for our class.  His model of generosity of time and interest in his students has stayed with me throughout my career. There must be hundreds of grateful students after 38 years teaching at Houghton and I thank God that I was one of them.   Rest in peace Bill -- the waltz always comes back.

Posted by: Ted and Bethly Crossman
Thu February 16, 2017
Dear Jane, with sadness we just read that your dear husband died in December.  Ted was searching for some Houghton information on  the computer and came across Bill's obituary.  He was such a great musician and pleasant man. Bill and his friend Nolan were kind in renting us their apartment at Houghton Hall while they were away in the summer of 1959. Ted and I were married at Houghton on July 3 and were delighted to be able to live there until the two Professors returned.  They in turn were thrilled to find their "home" sparkling clean and treated us to dinner at Glenn Iris Inn at Letchworth Park. You, dear Jane, became a special friend to me.  When our baby was born a year later you made the effort to come to the hospital to visit me and baby Stephen. To my horror I did not know  who you were, only that you were a person I knew very well.  That was the result of the anesthesia. Two weeks later we moved to Michigan so Ted could attend UofM for a Masters degree.  We were delighted when we heard that Bill and you were married.  May this little story let you know what a special influence both of you had in our lives.  We're praying for God's comfort for you and your family. With our deepest sympathy, Ted and Bethly Crossman, Brighton, Michigan