Allen Lee Builteman
ALLEN LEE BUILTEMAN Allen Lee Builteman, a dedicated and committed husband, father, and grandfather, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at his home in Rialto, California after an extended and hard-fought battle with cancer. Allen Builteman was born on October 18, 1938 in Yale, Oklahoma, to parents Guy, a veteran of World War II, and Mary-May Agnes Builteman. After graduating from high school in Wiesbaden, Germany, Allen migrated to Southern California, where he attended Cal State Los Angeles and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. Ultimately, Allen settled in Rialto, California, where he raised his family and worked as a banker for over forty years. His favorite activities included reading, watching sports, and attending the various sporting and performing events in which his children and grandchildren participated. Allen also had a passion for coaching, and was a member of the coaching staff of the Eisenhower High School CIF Division II and State Boys' Basketball championship team in 2009. Allen is survived by his wife of nearly 44 years, Pamela; his son Derek (Leslie) Builteman; and daughter Dana (Hansel) Alvarez. In addition, he leaves behind a brother James and sisters Candace, Billie, and Jerri. Allen is also survived by his grandchildren Rachel, Jon-Derek, Mazie, and Violet. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, May 16, at 2:00pm at Bobbitt Memorial Chapel, 1299 E. Highland Avenue. The Graveside Service wll be private for family only. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to VISTA Innovative Hospice Care, 1845 Business Center Dr., #120, San Bernadino, Ca 92408. Bobbitt Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Published in The Press-Enterprise on May 14, 2013.
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7 entries
May 16, 2013
Oh my dearest friend,I am so very sorry for your loss of Allen.What a brave battle he fought.Now he is safely with the Lord.Our Love and Prayers are with you always but especially right now. Love and Hugs,Dennis,Lynette and Daniel Zumwalt
Dennis &Lynette Zumwalt
May 15, 2013
sending encouraging thoughts and loving prayers to all of you at this difficult time. Praying that you find comfort in the fact he's no longer in pain, and that you will see him again! Love in Jesus!
Ann Olson
May 14, 2013
I have so many memories of you in my childhood, especially the laughter, kindness and wonderful fun we had now and then. Thanks for the chocolate milkshakes and malts, Uncle Allen. You made the "best in town", every time.
Kevin Bunn
May 14, 2013
Jennifer and I have many fond memories of attending San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association events with Allen. I enjoyed the years I served with Allen on the Board of Retirement and had great respect for his honesty and integrity. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pam and his children and grand children. We have lost a fine gentleman.
David and Jennifer Oberhelman
Mesquite, Nevada (and Cedar City,Utah)
May 14, 2013

Cousin, Your earthly journey has ended, rest in peace.
Al McDaniel
May 14, 2013
My condolences to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Karen Resendez
May 14, 2013
My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you find comfort in the promise that soon death will be no more... and never again will we have to bury our love ones again. (Rev.12:3,4)
With Deep Sympathy
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