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Allen M. Lewer

Mt. Kisco, New York

August 29, 1931 - December 27, 2018

Allen M. Lewer Obituary

Allen Maurice Lewer was born on August 29 in the East End Maternity Home of London to Amelia Blom and Philip Henry Alfred Lewer, who's family lineage in England can be dated back to 1625. He had a happy childhood, regularly visiting museums and bridges and everything the city had to offer. He went on to spend most of his adolescent years evacuated to Southern Provincial Police Orphanage in Surrey during World War II, and later returned to Ealing for high school. He graduated early at 16, and entered the workforce as a Junior Clark at the Midland Bank in London. At 18, he was called up for National Service, where he entered the Royal Air Force, volunteered for air crew, and began navigation training that eventually took him to Southern Rhodesia. He returned to London at 20 to finish his service as an Accounts Clark, managing payroll for his fellow servicemen. Once his time in service was completed, he joined the Gaumont-British Film Library, selling informational and cartoon shorts for several years. At 26, he began his thirty-year career at BOAC, later known as British Airways, working his way up from an entry-level Reservations Clerk position in England to a senior management Marketing role in the US, where he headed the computer project that opened the British Airways terminal at JFK Airport and oversaw the company move from Park Ave in Manhattan to the Bulova building in Queens. When asked what his favorite part of working at British Airways was, he noted that it was the people there, several of whom he remained close with after retiring. He also enjoyed getting to travel many times on the Concorde, though his favorite aircraft was the Boeing 747. He retired from British Airways in 1987, and went on to become a part-time computer consultant for Triangle Technologies in New Jersey, where he remained until finally retiring from the workforce in 2010. Allen had an ability to always find the humor and the positives in every situation. He truly believed in the importance of seeing the best in people, even when the worst was so much easier to focus on. He was an avid fan of classic British humor, and was still regularly quoting Monty Python in his final years. His lightheartedness, kindness, humor, and optimism were present through everything he did and everyone he interacted with. Allen leaves behind his sister Sylvia [Rigby], wife Shirley, sons Philip and Jason, daughter Justine [Carriero], granddaughter Emma, daughter-in-law Karolina, son-in-law Josh [Carriero], and dozens of nieces and nephews, both in the UK and the US. Celebration of Life Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home Inc. Saturday, January 12, 2019 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM 288 East Main Street Mount Kisco, NY 10549

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Allen Maurice Lewer was born on August 29 in the East End Maternity Home of London to Amelia Blom and Philip Henry Alfred Lewer, who's family lineage in England can be dated back to 1625. He had a happy childhood, regularly visiting museums and bridges and everything the city had to offer. He went on to spend most of his adolescent years evacuated to Southern Provincial Police Orphanage in Surrey during World War II, and later returned to Ealing for high school. He graduated early at 16, and entered the workforce as a Junior Clark at the Midland Bank in London. At 18, he was called up for National Service, where he entered the Royal Air Force, volunteered for air crew, and began navigation training that eventually took him to Southern Rhodesia. He returned to London at 20 to finish his service as an Accounts Clark, managing payroll for his fellow servicemen. Once his time in service was completed, he joined the Gaumont-British Film Library, selling informational and cartoon shorts for several years. At 26, he began his thirty-year career at BOAC, later known as British Airways, working his way up from an entry-level Reservations Clerk position in England to a senior management Marketing role in the US, where he headed the computer project that opened the British Airways terminal at JFK Airport and oversaw the company move from Park Ave in Manhattan to the Bulova building in Queens. When asked what his favorite part of working at British Airways was, he noted that it was the people there, several of whom he remained close with after retiring. He also enjoyed getting to travel many times on the Concorde, though his favorite aircraft was the Boeing 747. He retired from British Airways in 1987, and went on to become a part-time computer consultant for Triangle Technologies in New Jersey, where he remained until finally retiring from the workforce in 2010. Allen had an ability to always find the humor and the positives in every situation. He truly believed in the importance of seeing the best in people, even when the worst was so much easier to focus on. He was an avid fan of classic British humor, and was still regularly quoting Monty Python in his final years. His lightheartedness, kindness, humor, and optimism were present through everything he did and everyone he interacted with. Allen leaves behind his sister Sylvia [Rigby], wife Shirley, sons Philip and Jason, daughter Justine [Carriero], granddaughter Emma, daughter-in-law Karolina, son-in-law Josh [Carriero], and dozens of nieces and nephews, both in the UK and the US. Celebration of Life Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home Inc. Saturday, January 12, 2019 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM 288 East Main Street Mount Kisco, NY 10549

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Allen M. Lewer hosted by Cassidy Flynn Funeral Directors.

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