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Allen Clowe

Allen W. Clowe

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
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Allen W. Clowe, age 68 of Corning, New York died at home with his favorite people by his side on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019. He was born on May 11th, 1951 in Corning, New York the son of the late Charles Clowe and Helen Olney. He married the girl next door, Sandy Stilwell on August 12th, 1978.

Allen worked in the Corning Painted Post School District for over 38 years with most of those years spent at Northside Blodgett Middle School as a seventh grade social studies teacher. He retired in 2014. Teaching was a true calling for Allen. He loved going to work every day. He mentored several new teachers and was referred to as their Jedi Master.

He also coached youth and middle school basketball, (coached AGAINST Sarah, Quincy and Rachel’s teams in middle school), youth and JV soccer and Little League baseball for Alex and Bryson. Rumor has it that he avoided coaching lacrosse (and Rachel chose to play lacrosse) because he knew nothing about it. Over time, he grew to enjoy the game and ended up knowing more about it than Rachel did.

Retirement was bittersweet for him. He was able to spend more time with his children and grandchildren but he truly missed the classroom. On a high note, he was finally able to experience dropping a screaming child (grandchild, in this case) off for the first day of kindergarten. He was truly a father and grandfather extraordinaire!

Allen is survived by his wife of 41 years; Sandy Clowe; four children: Sarah, Quincy, Rachel, and Alexander Clowe; two grandchildren: Bryson and Kendall Clowe; siblings: Olney (Ann) Clowe, Brian Clowe; nieces: Jennifer Clowe, Laura Clowe Schroeder, and Camey Clowe. On the Stilwell side, the list is long...father-in-law Arthur Stilwell, six sisters-in-law, Suzi, Mimi, Beth, Amy, Kate and Maggie (who fought over who was his favorite), one brother-in-law, Jerry, 14 nieces and nephews, and several good friends (you know who you are). Allen will be sorely missed by them all.

In addition to his parents, Allen was predeceased by his siblings: Gavin Clowe and Chris Thiele.

It was Allen's wish that there be no services. His family will plan a celebration of his life at their convenience.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Allen’s name may be sent to: CareFirst, the Alpha-1 Foundation ATTN: Development Office 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Coral Gables, FL 33134 or Bampa's House.

Kind words or fond memories of Allen can be offered to his family at www.PhillipsFuneralHome.com
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Jessica Rose

Posted at 01:13pm
Mr. Clowe was one of my favorite teachers of all time. He always made class fun. I'll never forget his lesson on Benedict Arnold....it somehow led to him calling me that for the rest of the year. I'm thankful that I had him and know he was an inspiration to many. He will never be forgotten.

Dawn Murray

Posted at 10:58am
Mr Clowe sang to me on a regular basis. Walking into 7th period Social Studies as a 7th grader, I would often hear, "Dawn, go away! You're no good for me"

Savour your special memories!
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Bill Hopkins

Posted at 07:24am
Al was one of our favorites at NBS and most certainly one of the students favorites in the classroom. I always enjoyed our basketball discussions as he was always on top of the latest news, results and local players. Hard to fathom his passing. Rest In Peace Al!!
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Kris Stebbins

Posted at 04:46pm
You were Kody Stebbins teacher, that influenced him to major in history. Prayers to the family
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Roberta Ellison

Posted at 12:09pm
By far one of my sons and daughters most favorite teachers . My daughter would come home and tell me how Mr. Clowe would teach history while standing up on the table , always making what was to some a boring class exciting , fun and engaging to his students . Even after they left his class he always liked to keep up on their future achievements . You don't find that very often . May God wrap his loving arms around his family .
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