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NEWPORT AND PITTSFIELD - Allen Willard Lorom, 63, became God's carpenter December 22, 2015 at a Pittsfield hospital following a long battle with Lymphoma. He was born March 20, 1952 in Dixmont, the fifth child of Willard and Alberta (Tibbetts) Lorom.

Allen was a member of the Army National Guard for 6 years. He will be remembered as an extremely hard working man. For many years, he was a self-employed wood cutter. Later in life he became a very talented self-taught carpenter. He had been employed at P.M. McKay and New Dimensions. A "Jack of All Trades," Allen could do just about anything and became a very proficient cabinet maker after working with his uncle for a short time. He would take a few measurements, make a sketch on whatever material was available, and the results would be a beautiful set of cabinets. His motto was always "measure twice, cut once." His sisters and many friends have "Allen Lorom" originals in their homes today.

He is survived by 2 sons, Kirt and Leon Lorom; and a a daughter, Cathy. He was a good brother to four sisters, Alfreda and husband John Hansen, Ardis and husband Ivan Holt, Jean and husband Dana Southard, and Joyce Jewell and special friend Clifton Grass; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an infant brother Donald Earl Lorom; a son Allen Timothy Lorom; and a brother in law, Ronald Jewell.

Allen's family would like to extend their sincere thanks for the Bangor Visiting Nurses and Sebasticook Valley Hospital for the care and support that was given both to him and his family during his last days.

Graveside committal services will be held at 2 P.M. Tuesday, December 29th, at Sawyer Cemetery, Plymouth with Pastor Brian Woodbury officiating. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
Published on  December 24, 2015
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