Allen J. Bero

May 6, 2012  

Allen J. Bero, 83, formerly of the Pine Grove Road, town of Watson, died Saturday, May 5, at his home.

Born May 26, 1928, in Watertown, the son of the late Allen Henry and Margaret Rivers Bero, he graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy and from Wilson College with an associate's degree as a medical technologist. He served in the Navy aboard the USS Bluebird mine sweeper patrolling the Atlantic Ocean during World War II.

On May 24, 1951, he married Rita H. Hubbard at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Watertown. Rita died on Sunday, April 26, 1998. Allen was employed by the Lewis County General Hospital for over 30 years as department head in the lab.

He also married Sally Parker of Watertown.

Al was a communicant of St. Peterís Catholic Church, a Life Member Lowville American Legion Post #162, where he served as past commander, county commander, district commander and state vice-commander. He was also a member of the state finance committee for the American Legion. He was a past member of the National Aeronautics and Space committee, a life member of the American Medical Technologists and a member of the Lowville B.P.O. E. Lodge #1605. He also continued to maintain his membership with the Burnt Creek Hunting Club. While living in Lowville, Al was a member of the Lewis County Citizenís Patrol.

Surviving are his five children, Susan M. Mitchell, Marathon, Trisha L. McNamee, Calif., Mark A. and Anita Bero, Brownville, Julie and Jay Emerson, Rochester, and Scott E. and Jill Bero, Adams; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and his wife, Sally of Florida.

A brother, Jack, and sister, Marie Dillabough, died before him.

A funeral Mass will be said 10 a.m. Friday, May 11, at St. Peterís Catholic Church with Rev. Christopher Carrara, pastor, officiating. Military burial will be in Beaches Bridge Cemetery. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville, where the Lowville American Legion Post #162 will conduct a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Through his affiliation with the American Legion, Al was proud to be the Past Executive Director on the NYS committee of Boys Nation and currently the Travel Coordinator of Boys State, and memorials in Allenís name may be made to: New York State Boyís State.

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Information provided by Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.