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Allan A. Shook

1930 - 2021

Utica, NY


Mr. Allan A. Shook, 90, passed away with his loved ones by his side on Monday, July 5th, 2021 at  St. Luke’s HealthCare.

Allan was born in Kantara, Lebanon on August 8th, 1930, the son of the late Hamed and Fatme’ Shook.  He came to this country at the age of 3 and became a U.S. citizen in 1951.  He was educated in local schools.

On November 2nd, 1951, he was joined in marriage to Olive M. Calhoun and they shared 64 loving years together until her passing on May 1st, 2016.

Allan was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corp. in January 1950.  He retired as Captain with the civilian police force at Griffiss Air Force Base after 35 years.

A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Allan is survived by his 3 cherished daughters, Diana and Richard Cavoli, Linda Shook, and Kathy Beach and her fiance’ Tom Sheehy.  Allan is also survived by his 2 beloved grandchildren, Jennifer Beach and her significant other Joe Miller, and Richard Cavoli Jr.  He also leaves his great-grandson Aiden Lyke, who was such a blessing to him and many nieces, nephews, and in-laws.  Allan was predeceased by his siblings.

In keeping with Allan’s wishes there will be no visitation or calling hours.

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Debbie Barbero

July 20, 2021 6:35 PM

Linda, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. My prayers are with you and your family. May he Rest In Peace.

Julie Moscicki

July 13, 2021 7:58 PM

Sending my condolences to the entire family.  May your memories  together bring you peace and co.fort. 


July 9, 2021 10:09 PM

Gramps - You were the best grandfather and great grandfather that Aiden and I could have ever hoped for. We miss and love you so much. I know you missed Grams so much and now you are with her again. I will never ever forget you and I will always love you .


July 9, 2021 7:55 PM

Gramps, please know that you will be missed and I will love you always. Go Yankees.


July 9, 2021 7:41 PM

Dad, You will be missed so very much. It helps knowing you are at peace now and no longer struggling. You and mom are together again and I know in my heart that you both will be watching over all of us each and every day.  Rich and I both will miss our monthly dinners on hairdresser night. 
I love you today, tomorrow and forever.

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