Allen Randlov of Tuftonboro, NH, died Saturday, August 31 at Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro, NH. Allen graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Anthropology and received a Master of Science degree in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts. He also attended a Doctoral Program at John’s Hopkins.
Allen and his wife Nancy were Peace Corps volunteers in Sierra Leone in the early 1970s. Allen subsequently worked for the U.S. State Department Agency for International Development, overseeing a program that provided prosthetic devices to civilian victims of war. Allen received the USAID Superior Honor Award for this work in 1994 “in recognition of his sensitivity, dedication, and professional creativity in understanding and responding to the prosthetic and rehabilitative needs of civilian victims of war, resulting in returning thousands of these victims to productive roles in their societies.” He and Nancy lived in Nepal, Barbados, and Washington, DC before retiring to Wolfeboro in 1994 and then moving to Tuftonboro in 2005.
Allen had many interests and enjoyed reading, working on vintage cars, and observing his parakeets and peacocks. Recently he built and sailed a radio-controlled miniature sailboat. Allen lost the use of his legs in a traffic accident while stationed in Barbados. Over 30 years of dealing with this disability, he approached life with great enthusiasm and courage with the help of his loving wife and family. Allen was much loved by all who knew him, and by his service dogs, Havana, Barnum, and Bonnie. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, three children, Asa, Amy, and Nathan, three grandchildren, his sister, Nancy, and his nieces and nephew.
A private memorial service will be held in Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Lakes Region Humane Society, PO Box 655, Ossipee, NH 03864.