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F.C. Council Honors Life of Richard T. Allan, Jr.

(Photo: News-Press)
(Photo: News-Press)

SURVIVING WIFE AND FAMILY members of long-time Falls Church resident Richard T. Allan, Jr., were on hand at the Falls Church City Council meeting Monday night to honor his life and legacy. Allan died October 9. A resident of Falls Church for 48 years and another 12 at the Goodwin House in Arlington, Allan worked as a library volunteer here until age 92. He served on several Falls Church service organizations including the Mary Riley Styles Public Library, the Affordable Housing Committee, the Village Preservation and Improvement Society, and the local branch of the American Field Service. He received the CIA Meritorious Service Medal for his work as an analyst there, and prior to that to work for U.S. Army Intelligence during the Korean War. His wife Betty was present Monday night and other family members that include children James, Christian and Susan, and six grandchildren, were also present. Members of the Council came down from the dais to greet the family, as shown in the photo above.