Allen Schuh loved Christmas, so as a final gift he got to see his beloved lights and ornaments one last time before passing quietly away Dec. 28, 2021.
Born July 9, 1940, in Chicago's South Side, Allen was a graduate of St. Ignatius High School, Holy Cross College and Harvard Law School. Allen served in the judge advocate general's office of the U.S. Army, then practiced real estate law at the Chicago firm of Holleb and Coff (where, as the tallest person in the office, he was the "go-to" guy charged with getting files from the top shelf).
Allen moved to San Francisco in 1988 to care for his (pre-deceased) partner Paul A. Anderson. A great chef and wonderful host, Allen's house there was always open to friends and family and filled with laughter, love and food.
A proud member of AA for more than 40 years as well as a sponsor of the Frameline Film Festival, Academy of Friends and Lambda Legal, Allen moved back to Chicago in 2017 and continued his love for mystery stories, the White Sox and family. You could always count on Allen's caring heart, incredible generosity and compassion for others.
Allen will be so very missed by his spouse, Jonathan Swain; brother Jack and wife Donna (Meilinger); brother Randy and wife Catherine (Inkel); and brother David and wife Jan (Flaa). "Uncle A" will also be remembered by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends from around the country.
Be at peace, Allen. Now it is time for you to be looked after and know that your lights are shining a little brighter now. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Chicago.