Allen H. Mayo, 72, of Portage, Wis., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. at his home in after a long illness.
Allen was born on July 8, 1940, at Beverly, the son of Clee and Edith (Hornbeck) Mayo.
His life's work was in the foundry and plastics industries managing foundries in West Virginia, Ohio and Wisconsin. He retired as a sales and technical consultant from Tooling Technology, Fort Laramie, Ohio, in 2000. Allen was an avid reader with a passion for history, especially the Civil War. He also enjoyed woodworking and made many pieces of furniture for family and friends. His best times were visiting with family and friends, especially his friends from Elkins class of 1958.
Allen is survived by his wife, Cathy, of Portage, Wis.; his son, Allen "Monty" Mayo of Louisville, Ky.; his daughter, Cathy "Punk" White of Winchester, Va.; and a granddaughter, Madelynne White of Winchester, Va. He is further survived by three stepdaughters, Staci (Steve) Quirk of Hackettstown, N.J., Jodi Quirk of San Diego, Calif., and Amy (Tim) Fisher of Portage, Wis.; five stepgrandchildren, Sutton, Lily, Carlie, Austin and Brayden; his brother, George (Mary Jo) Mayo of Elkins; a special cousin, Doris Hamman of Buckhannon; and other relatives and many friends.
Allen was preceded in death by his parents, and his beloved dog, Stumpy.
Visitation will be at Tomblyn Funeral Home, 45 Randolph Ave. in Elkins on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, from 1 until 3 p.m. Burial will follow in Beverly Cemetery at Beverly. There will be a celebration of life service with his Wisconsin family and friends at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home, 430 W. Wisconsin St., Portage, WI, on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, from 1 until 3 p.m.
The family would like to thank Dr. Escobedo and the staff of SMDV/Portage Clinic for all their loving care and support throughout Al's illness, and Home Health Hospice for their support the past month. Special thanks to Ruth Mell for helping to keep Al in his own home the past two years.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to your favorite charity.
I will take you home, down country roads, to the place you were born West Virginia rest in peace Al. (www.pmmfh.com)