Allen was a former inspector for General Motors, retiring in 1985 after 26 years of service, and also worked at the Plain Dealer for 11 years. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. Vincent DePaul Society, member and past president of the Parma Auto Credit Union/Best Reward. Allen proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps during WWII.
He was the beloved father of Joseph of Litchfield, Patrick of Des Moines, Kathy of Broadview Heights, and Mary of Medina; loving grandfather of 11; and great grandfather of seven; and dear brother of Agnes Burke.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bette (nee Kearny); daughter, Elizabeth; and several brothers, and sisters.
Services will be held 11 A.M., Saturday, February 16, 2013, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Father Thomas Stock will officiate. Visitation will be held at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina, Friday, February 15, 2013 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 P.M. Private family burial will be at St. Francis Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Medina Co., 5075 Windfall Rd., Medina, 44256.
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