Died: February 21, 2010
Married: Norma Zacker
Children: Ona and Billy Allen
William Page Allen Sr. was a long-time guide, lock-tender on the Saranac River and caretaker for the Rosenthal family on Lake Placid. He lived on French Hill at 28 Virginia Street in Saranac Lake. His son Billy operated the Waterhole #3. He was a World War II Veteran, stationed in the Pacific with the the Army Corps of Engineers. He moved to Saranac Lake in 1947.
At age 86 he retired from caretaking camps Meadowhill and Irondequoit on Lake Placid where he had been caretaker for over 45 years.
He was also the beloved coach of Vinnie's Vamps, a ladies softball team that began play in the 1970's in the Saranac Lake Womens Softball League.
External link: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 26, 2010, Joe Hackett, "Deer breathe a sigh of relief at passing of Allen"