Sunday, September 18, 2016

Obituary: Darren Michael Allen, 53, formerly of Cuba

Nogales, Ariz. - Darren Michael Allen, 53, died in a traffic accident on July 10, 2016 in El Paso County, Texas. Darren is survived by daughter Fiona Allen (Louisiana), mother, Yolanda (Colangelo) Allen (Buffalo/ Florida), twin brother Darryl Allen (California), brother Eric Allen (North Carolina), sisters Sharlene Allen (Pennsylvania) and Andrea LeCompte (Florida) and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Harold Allen and brothers Calvin Allen and Gregory Allen. Darren was born in San Francisco, California on 4/19/63 , raised in Oakland and moved to Cuba, New York in 1976. He graduated from Cuba Central School (now Cuba-Rushford) in 1981. Darren graduated from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfeesboro with a MS in Mathematics in 1989. Darren loved music, playing guitar, fixing & building stuff, teaching math, food/cooking, camping, travelling and seeing different places. He was soft hearted, loved his family and helped strangers with car problems and picked up hitch hikers. At the time of his death, Darren was a mathematics teacher at Cochise College's Santa Cruz Center, Nogales, Arizona. Darren was cremated and his ashes were given to his family. A memorial is not planned at this time.