Clayton Hamilton Allen

CHEBEAGUE ISLAND - Clayton Hamilton Allen, 86, of Chebeague Island, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004 following a brief illness.

He was born June 2, 1918 in Whitinsville, Mass., a son of Charles and Edith (Peck) Allen.

In 1940 he received his Associate in Physics from Worcester Poly Tech. In 1942 he received his MS in Physics and Mathematics and in 1950 his PhD in Physics and Mathematics from Penn State University.

From 1942 to 1945 he worked as an acoustical communications researcher at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, from 1945 to 1950 he was a graduate associate at Penn State University, from 1950 to 1954 he worked as an ultrasonic researcher at Corning Glass Works in Corning, N. Y., from 1954 to 1975 he worked as a consultant on noise control for Bolt, Beranek & Newman, Inc. In 1975 he founded the Clayton H. Allen Corporation, a consulting firm for acoustics, vibration, and noise control design and development. He developed and patented several inventions used today throughout the country for noise abatement.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Doris E. Allen; a sister, Barbara Fowler of Avon Park, Fla.; a son, Richard C. Allen of Sugarland, Texas; a daughter, Beth Allen of Sante Fe, N. M..; five grandsons and two great grandchildren.

At Dr. Allen's request, there will be no memorial service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to Chebeague Island Samaritan Fund. Donations should be sent to:

Gail Miller

Chebeague Island Council

Chebeague Island, ME 04017

Arrangements under the care of Wilson Funeral Home, Gray.