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Allen T. Fairbairn

October 17, 1931 - September 24, 2021


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

September 24, 2021



Birth Date:

October 17, 1931

Birth Place:

Hardenburgh, New York

Service Information:



Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania

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Allen T. Fairbairn

Allen T. Fairbairn, 89, of Waverly passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.

He was predeceased by Hiram and Hazel Todd Fairbairn; loving wife of 59 years, Marjorie Mellon Fairbairn; his sister, Shirley; son-in-law, David Cranmer; close friend, Mary Mack; and his beloved dog, Sara.

Allen is survived by his children, Lynn Cranmer of Sayre, Linda (Keith) White of Wurtsboro, NY and Paul Fairbairn of Gillett, PA; grandchildren, Colleen (Kenneth) Vanderpool, Kimberly (Anthony) Colavito, Andrea Johnston, Keith (Kristie) White Jr., Timothy (Sarah) Cranmer; 15 great grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter, Renee Lattimer; along with nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Allen was born in Hardenburgh, New York and went onto graduate from Margaretville High School in 1949.  He then worked on the family farm before entering the Navy to serve from 1951 to 1954.  He went on to attend Alfred Tech School for engineering.  Allen moved to the valley in 1955, where he met and married Marjorie.  He co-owned a gas station in Waverly for several years and then went on to work for Valley Cities Gas and Elkton Gas for over 30 years. After his retirement he moved to Lake Wales, FL and worked for the Polk County Sheriff Department as a crossing guard for several years.  While in Florida he attended the Hope Presbyterian Church in Winter Haven.  He enjoyed singing in the choir group in the retirement community, hunting, fishing and a round of golf. He was a member of the American Legion in Waverly.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens with Rev. Cindy Schulte officiating and where full military honors will be accorded by the Valley Color Guard.  The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  For those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Allen’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Jim and Marsha
So very sorry for your loss  Hes not suffering anymore now with h is dear wife and God

From: Doug and Ginny
Heartfelt condolences to Lynn, Linda, and Paul, and your families. We saw your sad news on Facebook.  Thankful that he was not alone in Florida - it was a good decision to move back to Waverly.
He loved all of you - proud of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. 
Al was the last of Doug's first cousins. That's sad.
God bless you all as you hold dear memories close of both Dad and Mom.
Love and hugs, Doug and Ginny

From: Gabriella Albanese
Lynn,I am so sorry to read about your dad's passing Please accept my condolences to the whole family

From: June Satterly
My deepest condolences to the family.

From: Wanda L Ronk-Ford
Deepest sympathy to you all . Al was a great guy with a warm smile and a big heart . RIP Al , you had a good run and lived life to the fullest

From: Elizabeth S Crosby
So sorry to hear of his death. We were neighbors on William St for many years. So many memories of our kids growing up. Our thoughts are with the family. God bless.

From: Pat Raupers
Lynn and Family,
So sorry to hear of your dad's passing.  Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

From: Robert G Patterson
Lynn and family our sincere sympathy for you all in your time of need. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bob & Lola Patterson

From: Lynn and Corky Klinko
We both have great memories of Al and our years at Waverly Presbyterian Church, we valued Al's friendship and humor. He was a true gentleman and will be missed.

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