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Arthur Yorke Allen

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of Life Trustee Arthur Yorke Allen of New York City and Edgartown, Mass., on August 3 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.  He was 83.

Arthur was the husband of Mary Stewart (Hammond) Allen and father of Loring Allen Randall (Stuart). He was also the brother of Hap Allen and Dee Allen, and grandfather of Nolan Mayhew Panno and Andrew Gettys Panno.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date, and a complete obituary will appear at that time. In lieu of flowers, donations in Arthur’s memory can be made to the Island Housing Trust, P.O. Box 779, West Tisbury, Mass., 02575, or online at or to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 266 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, Mass., 02543-1050, or online at

Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs. Visit for online guestbook and information.

Further information will be posted when available.

Information for the obituary is from the Martha’s Vineyard Times.