Virginia Beach – Katherine Bradstreet Allen, 99, peacefully joined her Lord Jesus Christ on July 17, 2016. Born and raised in Rochester, NY, she received a BA from Hillsdale College and a MA from Columbia University. Honorably serving the US Navy during WWII as a Pharmacist’s Mate, she later worked as principal of the City Nursery School in Oak Ridge, TN., where she met and married Charles F. Allen, a physicist. Schenectady, NY was home for the Allen family for 50 years until Katherine relocated to Beth Sholom Terraces in Virginia Beach, VA near her only daughter. As a faithful Christian, she remained committed to the Lord throughout her life with a sincere love for the Jewish people. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Charles and their daughter, Katherine Margaret.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, ifcj.org. New Comer Funeral Home is handling the arrangements in Rochester (www.newcomerrochester.com) and Altmeyer Funeral Home is assisting the family in Virginia Beach. (www.altmeyerfh.com)