Peter Allemand died June 11, 2004, nine days shy of his 91st
Peter Allemand died June 11, 2004, nine days shy of his 91st birthday.
Born on June 20. 1913, in San Juan Bautista, he was raised and lived in Gilroy for the past 87 years. He attended Rucker, St. Mary’s, and Gilroy High School.
Mr. Allemand first served as a Sergeant in Company B, 184th Infantry in the National Guard then was called to duty during WWII where he received a battlefield commission to First Lt. in the U. S. Army and earned two bronze stars. After WWII he served in the Army reserves and worked his way up to Lt. Colonel.
He enjoyed dancing and joined the Gilroy Gliders and Morgan Hill High Steppers folk and square dance clubs.
Later, he served as a member of the Board of Education with the Rucker School District from 1959 to 1965 and also the Gilroy Unified School District from 1967 to 1988 where he was President from 1973 to 1975.
During his lifetime, Mr. Allemand was a rancher who raised chickens, sheep and grew prunes.
He was the brother to the late Gerald Allemand and Josephine Howes.
He is survived by his cousin Francis Howson, brother-in-law Robert Howes, nieces and nephews, as well as many grand nieces and grand nephews.
A visitation was held Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at St. Mary’s Church, Gilroy.
Burial followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Gilroy. Arrangements by Habing Family Funeral Home, Gilroy.
The family would appreciate donations to the American Cancer Society.