Susan Dorothy Allen, 53, a former resident of Westport, died June 22 at home in Kingston, N.Y.

Born May 29, 1958, in Manhattan, she graduated from Staples High School in 1976 and magna cum laude from Vassar College with a bachelor of science degree in biology. She completed her medical training in the 1980s at the University of Connecticut Medical School, Kingston Hospital and Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix, Ariz.

She was the associate director of the Medical Center at SUNY-New Paltz. She served in the first Gulf War and retired from the U.S. Air Force with the rank of major.

Survivors include her parents, Marjorie and Bruce Allen of Westport; brother, Peter Allen of Westport, James Allen of New Milford and Joseph Allen of Santa Barbara, Calif., and nephews Hank, James, Andres, and Alejandro.

A memorial service took place June 28 in St. John's Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Ave., Kingston, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Ave., Kingston, N.Y. 12401-2511 or the Kingston SPCA.