Allan Lucas Desmond Auguste was born on December 13, 1925, to Julius and Leonne Auguste in Castries, St. Lucia. He received his education in St. Lucia, leaving the island in 1945 to go to Curacao, where he worked on the Curacao Oil Refinery for two years.
Allan came to Brooklyn, New York in 1947, where he met the love of his life, Marilyn Vaughan. They were married on June 2, 1951, and were proud to renew their vows both on their 50th and 60th wedding anniversaries. From this union their three children Cheryl, Desmond, and Sandra were born.
Allan served proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey, receiving an honorable discharge in September 1952. During his life, he worked at the Charles Kurzon Hardware Company for 20 years, the Murry Sell Hardware Company for 7 years, and as an Architectural Hardware Consultant at Herbert Helmus Hardware, from which he retired in 1989.
Allan and his wife relocated to the Clearbrook Adult Community in Monroe Township, NJ, in 1993. While living in Monroe, they attended St. David’s Episcopal Church in Cranbury. As an active member of the Clearbrook Community and with a love for writing, Allan became a writer for the local Clearbrook paper. His articles featured the activities of the Clearbrook Handicapable Support Group, a group the couple joined as a support during his wife’s long-term illness with multiple sclerosis. He later became the president of the group.
Allan was a devoted and loving husband, father, son, and brother. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for family or friends. He compassionately cared for his wife, becoming her full-time caregiver for over 19 years. He and Marilyn enjoyed their time, in the early years, with friends at social events given by the St. Lucian Association and traveling when Marilyn’s health permitted. When his wife’s health no longer permitted them to attend church on Sundays, he became an avid watcher of Robert Schuller’s “Hour of Power”. He supported their ministry work as well as several other charities. From the Crystal Cathedral he had a collection of more than 25 porcelain eagles.
Allan’s day always began with readings from his many devotionals, prayers, and meditations. He felt good about his daily relationship with Jesus Christ.
Among his many interests was becoming an entrepreneur. He had a love for soccer and tennis. On many an afternoon, you might catch him working up a sweat playing TV tennis on the Wii.
After 92 years of life, on Saturday, August 4, Allan passed from his labor to reward. His wife, Marilyn and son Desmond predeceased him. His passing will be mourned by his daughters, Cheryl Auguste and Sandra Auguste Alicea; his son-in-law, Ismael; his granddaughter, Chelsea; his surviving siblings, June Sealy, Patrick Auguste and David Auguste; his nieces, Jacqueline, Jennifer, Soriya and Saadia; his nephews, Christopher and John; as well as a host of grandnieces and nephews, and other family and friends.