Wayne was born June 8, 1955 to John Sr. and Rosemary (Ashdown) Allen. He was raised and educated in Troy School District along with his four siblings, John Sr., Dave, Mark (deceased) and Rose.
Wayne held various jobs, including Trailways Bus Service and Passonno Paint prior to joining the US Army on May 29, 1974. Both of Wayne’s brothers, Dave and Mark, followed in his footsteps and joined the US Army. Wayne was stationed Germany for most of his tour in the Army and he received the Good Conduct Medal and Sharpshooter medal.
Upon his discharge on April 20, 1977 (his wife Lori’s birthday), he began working for Albany Steel and Warehousing in Menands for over 30 years retiring in 2010.
He is married Lori (Will) Allen and together they have a son, Joshua
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