Allen E. Light, 93, passed away March 9, 2021 at the Reading Hospital following a brief illness. Born Jan 1, 1928 in Hudson, Mass he was the son of Wendell E. and Viola (Allen) Light. Allen was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Edna S. Light in 2010.
Allen graduated from Belmont High School in 1945. In the next five years he served approx. 2 years in the Army in the Signal Corp stationed at the Pentagon and also attended and graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in June of 1950 as a Mechanical Engineer.
After graduation, Allen and Edna Pride Stacey were married in Belmont Mass and then moved to Detroit, Michigan where he worked for Continental Aviation and then Ford Motor Company. In 1956, the Lights moved to Williamsport, PA where Allen began work for Avco Lycoming (Textron). After 30 years, he retired as Vice President of Engineering but continued to work as an expert witness on product liability issues.
Allen was active in his community. He was a member of the Loyalsock Lions Club serving as President and a District officer. He was an active member of SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers). Allen and Edna were charter members of the Loyalsock Township Pool, raising money and working for it to be built in the 1960’s. Allen was an assistant swim coach at the YMCA and the Loyalsock Pool’s swim team when his children were young. He was a member of Faxon Kenmar UM Church in Williamsport, PA.
Allen was an antique car enthusiast, he loved to drive his cars. He and Edna were long time members of the ACD (Auburn Cord Duesenberg) club, AACA (Antique Automotive Club of America) and its local region the Susquehannock Club, and CCCA (Classic Car Club of America). In 1995, Allen and Edna drove their 1936 Cord from Providence RI to San Francisco CA with CCCA.
Allen is survived by his daughter Charlotte of West Lawn PA and his son Stacey of San Clemente CA; his three granddaughters Rachael, Erin and Lisa; and one great granddaughter Mackenzie. He is also survived by a sister-in-law Janice Stacey and brother-in-law Howard Stacey, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Allen was predeceased by his son Wendell E. Light II, and his sister Nancy Williams.