In Memory of

Allen Dyer

July 20, 1960 - December 16, 2018

Obituary

Allen Dyer, 58, of Kansas City, MO passed away on December 16, 2018. Visitation will be from 6-8pm on December 20, 2018 at Langsford Funeral Home.  Services will be at 1pm on December 21, 2018 at Langsford Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Floral Hills East Cemetery in Lee’s Summit, MO. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to House of Hound, 10 S. Orange Street, Butler, MO 64730.

Allen Dyer was born July 20, 1960 to Robert, Sr. and Helen Dyer in Kansas City, MO. On August 14, 1987, Allen was united in marriage to Rebecca Malone. Allen and Becky made their home in Lee’s Summit, MO and raised four children, the loves of his life.

Allen was the Associate Director of North American Pharmaceutical Industrial Sales for Sanofi Pharmaceuticals. He began his career nearly 40 years ago at Marion Labs.

Allen is best known for his kindness, sense of humor, and his deep love for his family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, playing on the water at Lake Pomme de Terre with his kids, and kicking back with his friends. Allen was a talented handyman and wasn’t afraid to tackle anything from house repairs to complex construction projects.

Allen is preceded in death by his father, Robert Dyer, Sr. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Rebecca; sons, Jordan (Andrea) Smith and Jacob Dyer; daughters, Ashley Raybourn and Aubrey (Matt) Smith; mother, Helen Dyer; mother in-law, Jean Malone; sister, Joanne (Don) Wiseman; brother, Robert (Joan) Dyer, Jr.; grandchildren, Jestic Singleton, Alyssa Wallace, Luke Smith, Brody and Brystal Raybourn; sisters in-law, Molly Malone and Jan (Craig) Malone Blackburn; best friends, Joe Landis and Robin Castaldo (cousin); many adored nieces and nephews, and beloved dog, Bentley.

Condolences

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Dear Becky, family and friends of Allen – it is with deepest heartfelt sorrow to hear of your loss. I have had the extreme privilege to have worked and better yet felt to come to be a friend to Allen these last several years. My heart breaks for you all and also for the fact that I will not be able to have our “debrief” calls that we would do sometimes daily after work on my drive home from the office here in New Jersey. My words can’t express what a genuinely positive difference Allen’s friendship has had for me, he dubbed me “Mr. Amazing” when in fact he was the truly AMAZING one! The tears flow as I type this, but please know his friendship has made me a better person and that is a great tribute to the type of person Allen is. I had so looked forward to wanting to banter about our sports teams and other facets of life for the next 20+ years or for whatever time God gave us, and I will really miss his friendship. I can only imagine how you, who have know him way longer than me, feel about this sad day. I hope to have a chance to meet you all later this week, I had wished it would have been under better circumstances. With my deepest sympathy and heartfelt love for Allen that I send you these wishes. Your Friend David Antolik

Dear Becky,
I’m extremely sad with this bad news, as we talked by the phone yesterday. I worked really closed to him, and I learned a lot, not only with his business approach but as well with his personal behavior. I really enjoyed working with him.
As you know he was more than a colleague for me, he was a friend. I’ll miss him.
All my condolences for you and your family. Rest in peace.
Kind regards,
Luis

Dear Becky & family, There are no words that are large enough to mention for the huge loss of your husband, father, grandfather and friend. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. We will miss the visits of a dear friend and coworker that we all looked forward too. God bless the Dyer family and friends that will miss him terribly. Sincerely, Judy Bagdassarian

To Becky & family of Allen:
Hi this is Ali from İstanbul, my deepest condolences =((
I had the chance to meet Allen in person during my past experience in Sanofi.
We spent our off hours together & had the best laugh!
I had always admired his positive attitude & valuable friendship.
I’m so sorry for his loss so may God rest him in peace.
He will be deeply missed but to be remembered always for his kindness & his priceless smile…
Best personal regards,
Ali

Dear Becky and Family,

Our hearts are breaking hearing the terrible news about your husband, dad and grandfather. I had the good fortune to work with Allen for the last 11 years. I was the controller for his group until just recently. He had nicknamed me the QOF (Queen of Finance) He was a great friend and always made us laugh, I cannot believe we will not hear his happy voice again. I have been thinking about you all , I know this must be just terrible for you. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything. God bless you all. Your friend, Lori Clark

Dear Becky,
My sincere condolences to you and your family. , I have worked and known Allen for the last 15 years, like many, I am deeply sadden by this news. He will be missed as he was very much respected, liked and loved. His humour and dedication were apparent in all that he did. I don’t know you personally, but I do via Allen, but I hope you find a way to make peace with your loss. My father in law, a larger then life person, very much adored, passed in a similar way and a similar age, my hope and advice for you is too find your path going forward, continue to live your life to the fullest for yourself, your children and for Allen. It wont be easy but make it happen that way. Prayers and strength to you in the coming days, weeks and years. Allen made his mark, a good one, and will live on in fond memories. Joan

I feel the deep sorrow of losing our dearest colleague and a true gentleman. Allen was a very nice person, loved and respected by each and every member of our team. We will definitely feel his absence. Allen’s dear wife Becky and his beloved family, please accept my sympathies. With warm regards from Istanbul,

Selim Tarragano

Dear Becky,
I am extremely sad I worked really close with Allen for the three year I was in Kansas and for the other years I spent in France, I appreciated his way to approach the work and the life : always positive, gentle, smiling ready all the time to listen and to help.
I didn’t lost a good colleague, but a real friend …. life is not fair ….
I would share with you and your family how much I am proud to have met him in my life.

With my best sympathies
Andrea

To the Dyer Family, Allen’s passing has created a huge emptyness for all that knew him professionally as well as personally. His energy, caring attitude and drive to achieve the best outcome made him a special person. I’m very sorry for your loss. With my condolences, Flora Soto (Retired Bridgewater coworker)

To the Dyer Family,
My sympathies go out to your family during this difficult time. I was lucky enough to work with Allen at Sanofi where I learned many things from him. While Allen was a mentor to me when working together, more importantly Allen was a friend where we shared many memorable times.

By the Grace of God, Allen is now Home.

Sincerely,
Chad Schweitzer

Dear Becky and family of Allen, hard for me to find the words when facing such an unexpected and painful event. I have been honored to work with Allen and I must say that I learnt a lot next to him, not only from a professional point of view but also personnaly. Allen was a perfect gentleman, the kind of man you want to please because he is asking you the right thing in the right manner. Such a good example to follow. I cannot imagine how much you will miss him as his closest relatives. Sincerely, Hervé

Dear Becky / Dear Family…
Words fail me and tears choke my thoughts and vision as I try to put into words the sadness and emptiness I feel. While typing this I can barely imagine yours. Allen was such a dear, personal friend to me. When I first moved to Kansas City in 1995, I remember clearly when I got to meet Allen in the canteen at the manufacturing site. For whatever reason, we hit it off immediately and while not truly close friends, he was one of the people that I admired, looked up to, and respected. In 23 years we never lost touch and we kept finding out way together in meetings, seminars, or other work-related events. Most recently was on the flight home from Paris on December 7th when we sat together and laughed all the way from Paris to Newark. I finally had the opportunity to introduce him to my wife who had heard about him so many times. Allen made me laugh, work harder, and learn to respect individuals to an even great level than I thought possible. I still remember laughing with him and asking him why he never got the ring for bowling a perfect “300” game. Allen was my friend… and today I feel I’m just slightly a lesser man for not having him in my life any more. He will be missed, I will ache for him when I think of Kansas City, and know that you and your family will always have a special place in my heart… With my sincerest heartfelt condolences on this truly, truly sad occasion… Stefan & Nina Roehr

Dear Becky and family
You don’t know me but I am head of the Laval, Canada pharmaceutical factory , formerly Sanofi now Bausch Health. I have known and worked with Allen since my arrival in Canada from Australia in 2001. I am truly heartbroken to hear the news and offer you my deepest sympathies.
Allen was an excellent business colleague but foremost he was an excellent human being, considerate, respectful, industrious and with a great sense of humor and friendship. he will be sorely missed by many here at the Laval factory.
Kind regards ,
Alan

Dear Becky, family and friends of Allen,
Allen was our business contact for a drug product made at a Sanofi plant in France, as is David Antolik for the drug substance. We at Vivus that worked with Allen are in shock and deeply saddened by his sudden passing. I have worked in the Pharmaceutical business a little longer than Allen, and have not met a better business person, Sanofi has lost one of their best. We had weekly calls with Allen and he was always thoughtful, respectful, customers were first, and his sense of humor helped make problems easier to resolve. Our deepest sympathies.

Dear Becky and Allen’s dear children,
Allen has just surprised us with his unexpected departure into the world of transparency.
If he could have chosen, I know he would have wanted to spend more time with you and give more kindness to you.
Allen knew how to listen, say things and rephrase in order to be constructive and move things forward.
Allen had my trust and deep respect both professionally and personally.
Allen, my friend, we have made many business trips together, sometimes also long drives on the roads of USA and Europe to meet customers. We shared dinners and hotel evenings where we talked about each other’s families and had beers together just to say that we were happy to be together.
Allen where you are, keep an eye on yours.
Allen where you are, as you know, I couldn’t send you a “dinghy boat” the challenge is too big this time. But who knows that one day it may be you who will send a “rescue boat” to those you love.

Dear Becky and Allen’s dear children,
Allen leaves you all his human values as a legacy; it is a treasure.
I join you in your grief, and offer my sincere condolences
With my best regards

Jean-Paul Compagnon

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I was lucky enough to be part of the same Marion through Sanofi family and work along side Allen for many years. I can’t help but smile when I think of Allen. He was such a kind man and he definately had a twinkle in his eye when he spoke of his wife and children. He loved his family dearly. May God give you the strength through this difficult time.
Debbie Evans

Dear Becky and Family,
Many of us knew Allen from our work with Horizon and depending on where we were meeting in the world, got to hear about you and your wonderful family, but usually only after I convinced him to try a single malt. It was with a heavy heart that I learned about Allen and I am deeply sorry for your loss. I considered him a good friend and a business partner even although we vied to establish business leverage on behalf of our respective company’s. He was a dependable and honest man and lived by his principles and the world will be a smaller place in my mind at his passing. As a Scottish Immigrant to the US, I would like to share with you a Gaelic blessing for these times:
May the road rise up to meet you Allen
May the wind be at your back
May the sunshine warm your face
The rains fall soft across your fields and until we meet again may god hold you in the palm of his hand.
Sincerely yours
Iain Duncan

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this time. Our fondest memories of Allen are of his big heart for his children and his wonderful sense of humor. Much love and hugs.

Dear Rebecca & Family,
My heart shattered when I heard of Allen’s passing. I knew the first time I met you both, at Aubrey’s college graduation party, that you two were very special. Allen just greeted us like long lost friends and made everyone feel loved and welcomed. May you know that you and your family has been on my heart everyday and many prayers lifted up for your you all. I pray you feel some comfort in knowing we all love you so very much and we are here for you.

Dear Becky,
I am very sorry to hear of Allen’s death. We will miss him very much. Allen was a kind person you could always depend on – for a smile, for a humorous “lighten up, guys” when we need it the most, for doing more than his share, and more to help others.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.
Fond Regards
Jean

Becky & Family, I am saddened to hear this news. I always enjoyed my work friendship with Allen and I sure wish things were different. Know the Lord is looking after Allen and you.

Eric Bonner

Having read all of the beautiful words of condolence people are leaving in memory of Allen I realize that he was truly one of a kind and has impacted every single person he has met in such a positive and uplifting way. I know that for us, most especially his granddaughter, Alyssa, he has been a true blessing. He was the kind of guy, whether you knew him for a minute or for a lifetime he made a permanent impression in your world. He will truly be missed. Becky and family …. we are so very sorry for your loss. He was one of the good ones and we will miss him.

Dear Becky,

Heartfelt condolences to you and the family for your loss. I had the privilege to work with Alan for the past 4 or 5 years as he provided incredible support to the ex Sanofi Holmes Chapel site, here in the UK. He is a wonderful, warm and good humoured man and alround amazing human being. I looked forward to our regular TCs and less frequent visits and along with David Antolik, formed a close friendship over that time…the three amigos. I will miss him and remember him fondly in equal measure. This goes for many of my colleagues here at the site. I hope you find comfort and solace in the weeks and months ahead. With sincere and heartfelt sympathy.
Nigel Hilton.

Becky, Aubrey, Jake and Ashley,
I’m so sorry for your loss, a loss that makes the world a lesser place. Allen was a genuinely good person, husband, father and friend. You only had to be around him a short time to know this to be true. That his family was everything to him was evident in every conversation we had. For me, Allen was a co-worker that quickly became a close friend, whether we lived across Lees Summit from each other, or half way across the country. He will be sorely missed, but he will live on in the many good memories he left us. My heart and prayers are with you all.
Your friend,
John

Dear Becky & Family, It was with great sadness that I received the sad news. I wish to offer my condolences to all of Allen’s family and friends. I have had the pleasure of working with Allen for 10+ years. He was kind, funny and always willing to lend an ear on both a professional and personal level. We often talked of our grandchildren and the special love we have for them. He was truly one of the “good” guys. He will be missed by many. Sincerely, Linda

Dear Becky, dear Family,

No words are strong enough to express how I feel after this so sad news.
You probably know, because Allen and I worked 10 years so closely in the same Department, that Allen and I were more than friends: we were Twins! Actually, we had discovered some years ago in a seminar that we were born the same day and the same Year…we spent so many good times together! I miss him probably like a Twin brother. But I will also miss him as a very nice person, always engaged, courageous, respectfull and enjoying life. I will keep these so many pictures very close to my heart.
With my sincerest condolences.
Vincent

Dear Becky & family
It was a privilege to meet Allen.
I have worked and known him for many years. It was always a pleasure to discuss with him during his visits to our Plant in Laval, Quebec.
I send you my most sincere thoughts, his smile will be missed.
All my condolences for you and your family
With warm regards from Canada
Chantal Lapointe

Aubrey, Rebecca, Matt and family, my heart is broken for you and I am so very sorry for your loss of Allen.

I have had the chance to work with Allen for years and to meet him several times in France in our plant near Bordeaux . I think we had built a relationship based on confidence and respect and it was always a pleasure to exchange with him . We really miss him and also his experience.
We are with you in thoughts during this difficult period.
Laurence Peiret

Dear Becky , Family and Friends
I have been working for years with Allen, in France and very close to the US team
We proposed Allen many time a promotion and offered him the management of Cepia US .He could have occupied it with talent and success. He was admired and respected by his peers.
He was so smart and bright. So committed in all professional projects that they were always successful.He was so clear and transparent in his mind that he was covering each subject with light and positivism.
He declined Cepia position in order to stay close to his wonderfull Kansas Family.
Allen shared and was carrying Values like Humility,Solidarity and Respect more than others .
Above that he was able to find the appropriate distance in human relations with friends and colleagues .We have been discussing real life during seminars while fishing in Canada …with smiles,passion and pleasure .He was so proud and keen on his Kansas way of life and Family.
We have been lucky to know a true Man like Allen , who make us nicer . For all this we need to be as he would have asked for .Thank you so much Allen for all you gave and be sure you stay with us.
Jacques Tavernier

Dear Becky,
I had the genuine pleasure to work with Allen and to appreciate his way to say things clearly and be able to reach out to people. Beyond his recognized professional skills I always had great pleasure listening to him to what really matters to him, you and his family.
All my condolences for you and your family,
Pascal Tuchmuntz

Dear Becky and family, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I worked with Allen for several years. He helped me in grow in my career. He will be missed.
Sincerely,
Jerry

Dear Becky and Family,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
It is also a very sad day for me as I mourn for the loss of a close colleague and mentor. During my 20 years in Kansas City, I worked with Allen on several projects at MMD-HMR-Aventis-Sanofi. The last time I saw Allen was on Nov 30, 2016 in Bridgewater-NJ. We took a picture together along with other colleagues (from the old KCIA plant). I could not imagine that became the last.
This morning, I looked at that last picture and was reminded again that Allen always had a positive outlook in life. His laugh cheered you up during bad time, and his words of wisdom helped you getting through your challenges when things were rough and unfair.
I know that nothing and words can fulfil the void for his loss, especially during this holiday season. He will be dearly missed. I can only hope that you and your family will find peace knowing that God has brought another angel home.
Warmest regards,
Anhdao Tran-Moseman

My condolences to the family for your loss of Mr. Dyer. May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15

Dear Allen family and close friends and colleagues,
I used to work with Allen in my last active period in Ambares Sanofi plant in France and I was extremely chocked and sad to hear the bad event.
Allen was a very positive and engaging person and I have always met him with pleasure and interest due to his very human way of connecting with people, his knowledge and his ability to understand and solve problems with us.
I respected him a lot and was full of confidence when discussing with him
I consider that it has been a great privilege to know him.
We all lost a very good man who will rest in peace as he knows that he will stay in our minds and hearts for a very long time.
Sincerely yours.
Bruno

To the Dyer Family
I had the opportunity to work with Allen the last two years, mainly by phone but I had the chance to meet him in Paris and Tours.
It was honeslty always a great pleasure to work with him.
with my best regards from Tours in France
Yann lambert

On behalf of all Sanofi Quality team in Tours manufacturing site (France) , I wish to offer my sincere condolences to Allen’s wife and family. We are so sorry about what happened . It was always a pleasure to work with him and we will miss him dearly.

Dear Becky and Allen’s family and friends
It was a shock to learn that the jovial man I have known for nearly 15 years has passed away so tragically. We just met briefly two weeks ago in France and joked about dinner and French connection.
It has always been such a treat to work with Allen , devising negotiation strategy, setting up budget and forecast, planning and playing different role between each other during negotiation. His departure feels like losing a partner.
He was highly regarded by all people he worked with, either colleagues, management or customer because he was a true good man: professional, experienced, respectful and caring for people.
His sense of humor was contagious, and brightens even the most difficult negotiation or relationship and even darker days. His even keel temper, and his listening skill were certainly a refreshing spirit to me.
But for me, he was much more than just a collaborator or a colleague, he was a friend. He gave me countless of advice on working around the house, secondary home, how to plan for retirement (his death is so sad when he planned it so well), fishing (although I am not a good learner)…. Discussion during our numerous travel always veered rapidly from work to more personal matters: that was the most enjoyable part that I will sorely miss
All my condolence for the family , all my thoughts are with you in this difficult time
Allen, I will always keep you in my mind.
Pierre Bay

Dear Becky and full fanily of Allen,
Last time I spoke with Allen was last Friday. I just could not believe what happened on this Sunday morning.
I have worked only for the last 3 months with Allen directly but knew him from meeting him when he came to Paris office.
Allen was one person that you cannot forget, so smart, having so strong human values and being always positive. I will keep Allen in my heart forever.
Sincerely
Christine

To Becky, family and friends of Allen
I am so sorry to hear of Allen’s death and I want to express my most sincere sympathies to you and the family during this difficult time. Your husband & father was a highly valuable and respected friend. Please accept my sincere condolences for you and the family. Allen was a remarkable man. His kindness & friendship will be remembered.He will be greatly missed and everyone here in Sanofi Istanbul Office is saddened by his death. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and his all family and friends during this difficult time.
With my sincere sympathy,

Rebecca & Family, All of us at House of Hound are saddened by your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We did not know Allen personally- but from everything that we have read about him, it would have been a pleasure to know him. It is a wonderful gesture to think of helping House of Hound at this difficult time. Your thoughtfulness touches our hearts. May God bless and comfort you all.

Dear Becky,

I had the opportunity to work with Allen “through” David, his brother at work, and to meet him for the first time in November in Paris. I appreciated his professionalism, humility and warm personality.
All my condolences for you and your family,
Laurence

Dear family and friends of Allen,
On behalf of the Logistics department from Tours site in France, we wish to offer you our sincere condolences.
It was always a pleasure to work with Allen, he was a kind person with human values and sense of humor. I was always impressed by his kind, efficient and positive way of finding solutions. He always had the right word at the right time. We will miss him.
With warm regards,
Corinne Bernitzky

Dear Becky & Family, my deepest and heartfelt sympathies are with you and your family in this time of loss. For those of us at GSK, Allen was always a burst of energy and a friendly partner to work with. It was my honor and privilege to have known Allen and speak to him regularly. I will never forget his stories about how his parents met, his memories of the Royals, and all of the other topics we would find ourselves on in our calls. He will be deeply missed by myself and everyone here in Warren, NJ.

Dear Becky and family:
I am sorry to hear the news about Allen. I am retired from GSK and worked with Allen on GSK/Sanofi projects for several years. I could always count on Allen for his professionalism and kindness during the time we had projects underway.
I will keep Allen and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Cindy Henzell

Dear Allen,
With all the values you shared with us and with your family, we will miss you.
For all of us, it was very obvious last week that you will live through your family, wife, children and grand children.
Emmanuelle
“Yesterday I looked at a stem of lilacs, the leaves were going to fall and I saw buds”.

I wanted to pass on my condolences to Allen’s family. I had the please of working with Allen over the last two years and found him a pleasure to deal with on all occasions. I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of his passing. I will include his family in my prayers.

3/29/21
Dad –
It has been over 2 years now since you passed on. I still miss you so much every single day. We all do. Some days it is so hard to cope. I need your strength and guidance.

I love you.
Jordan

Visitation

Thursday, December 20, 2018
6-8pm
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Services

Friday, December 21, 2018
1pm
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063