April 29, 1947 – October 13, 2023 Boca Raton, Florida –
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Michael, a man whose kindness and generosity left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Born in Rochester, New York, Mike was a unique individual who found his greatest joy in making others happy through the gift of his warm spirit and thoughtful gestures. Mike found joy in the simple things, like the warm embrace of family and friends, the laughter of loved ones, and in timeless melodies.
A gifted communicator with a lifelong passion for politics, real estate, and a successful career as a CFO, Mike was a consummate promoter and a true cosmopolitan at heart. Mike's unwavering confidence and positive outlook on life made him a source of inspiration to many. His sense of humor was legendary, and he possessed the remarkable ability to entertain with ease, all while displaying an impeccable taste that was uniquely his.
Mike's journey began at Skaneateles Central High School and continued at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He later served as Deputy County Clerk for Monroe County, leaving his mark on the community he called home.
In the early 1970s, Mike joined the family businesses, L-Tron and Skan-a-Matic Corporation(s), in Skaneateles, NY, where he played an instrumental role in the company's growth as its CFO. Under his leadership, a new division was established in Boca Raton, Florida, before the company's sale to Hawker Sideley Corporation in 1988. Transitioning into entrepreneurship, Mike became a respected real estate broker and investor, splitting his time between Boca Raton, Florida, and his beloved Rochester, New York. In 2016, he made Boca Raton his full-time residence, where he continued to pursue his passion for real estate, design, and development.
Mike's legacy will forever be cherished by those who had the privilege of sharing his life. His quick wit, unforgettable one-liners, unwavering commitment to politics, discerning tastes, and the boundless love he held for his family and friends will remain in our hearts.
Mike was the cherished eldest son of M.W. (Bill) and Becky Allen, and he leaves behind his loving sister, Jody Allen of Boca Raton, Florida, and his brother, Bill Allen, along with their families in West Linn, Oregon. He is predeceased by his brother, Patric Allen.
In honor of Michael's memory, a celebration of his life will be planned for a later time and place to be determined. There will be no calling hours or services. The family kindly requests donations be made to The Lynn Cancer Institute at 701 NW 13th St in Boca Raton, FL 33486.
Michael's light will forever shine in our hearts, and his memory will continue to inspire us to live our lives with the same kindness, humor, and passion that he displayed every day.
"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness." - William Arthur Ward
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