Allen Duckworth

Dr. Allen Neil Duckworth, 72, of Springfield, Va., passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be conducted at First Baptist Church in Elkins at 2 p.m. Aug. 7.

Allen Duckworth

Dr. Allen Neil Duckworth, 72, of Springfield, Va., passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be conducted at First Baptist Church in Elkins at 2 p.m. Aug. 7.

Allen Duckworth

Dr. Allen Neil Duckworth, 72, of Springfield, Va., passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sarah Bergquist.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Becky; two sons, David (Alisha) Duckworth and Dr. Douglas (Jasmine) Duckworth; his daughter, Dr. Beth (Michael) Flecker, as well as 11 grandchildren; his sister, Debra (Win) Davis; and nieces, Andi and Malika.

Allen was born and raised in Elkins and graduated with a master’s degree in engineering at West Virginia University before going on to earn a doctorate in computer science at George Washington University. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army before settling into a 36-year career at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. Allen was devoted to his wife and family. He enjoyed his grandchildren, playing basketball and travel.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be conducted at First Baptist Church in Elkins at 2 p.m. Aug. 7.