Allan Housend
Allan Housend
April 1, 1946 - August 22, 2019

Allan Housend

James Allan Housend, 73, of Interlachen, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Haven Hospice, Custead Care Center in Orange Park from complications of a stroke. Allan was born and raised in Jacksonville in the Lakeshore area and graduated in 1964 from Forrest High School in Jacksonville. He enlisted in the Army in 1965 where he served honorably in combat and was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star. He was a longtime resident of Interlachen where he and his wife raised their family and was a former Mayor of Interlachen from 1986 until 1988. Allan coached children’s sports, was a member of several civic groups and led many significant community improvements. He retired from Seminole Electric in 2006 after 20 years of service as a control room operator. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and football. Allan loved and was loved, and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his father, John R. Housend, Jr., his mother, Juliette DeCubellis Housend and a brother, George Housend.

Surviving are two sons and daughter-in-law, Pete and Jennifer Housend of Richmond Hill, GA and Eric Housend of Interlachen; a daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and William Kane of Middleburg; the mother of his children, Rosanna McBride of Jacksonville; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 11:30 am Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Oak Hill East Cemetery with Father Ron Camarda officiating. Military honors will be bestowed by the U.S. Army.

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Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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