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Bruce W. Allen

March 25, 1947 — January 12, 2016

Bruce W. Allen     “beloved husband, father and grandfather”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Bruce W. Allen, 68, of Shinglehouse, formerly of Hamilton, Ohio, passed away with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY, after a short illness.
     Born March 25, 1947 in Hamilton, Ohio, he was a son of William H. Allen and Helen McCracken Allen. On April 23, 1966 in Oswayo, he married Bonnie L. Dickerson, who survives.
     Bruce was a graduate of Garfield High School and also graduated from ITT Tech in Kokomo, Indiana, with his associate’s degree in accounting.  He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1965 to 1969.  
     Bruce was employed for 21 years as a taxpayer advocate for the Internal Revenue Service in Covington, Kentucky before retiring in 2009.  He and his wife then moved to Shinglehouse to be closer to family.
     He attended the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse.  He loved his animals, having raised chickens, beef and pigs.  He also had many cats.
     Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Roger S. (Stephanie) Allen of Austin, Texas, Keith W. (Kim) Allen of Stilesville, Indiana, and Matthew W. (Patty) Allen of Cincinnati, Ohio; nine grandchildren; six brothers, John (Tonja) Allen of Fairfield, OH, Darrel (Mary Reese) Allen of Missouri, Russell Allen and Phillip Allen, both of Hamilton, OH, Craig (Jessica) Allen and Darren McCracken, both of Sommersville, OH; five sisters, Karen (John) Grantz and Donna (Chuck) Grantz, both of Hamilton, OH, Joyce (Alan) Kirschner of Deland, Florida, and Cathy (Ken) Dickerson and Eileen Weske, both of Hamilton, OH; a half-sister, Gayle (Joe) Colantoni of Palm Bay, Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
     In addition to his parents, Bruce was predeceased by a grandson, William Allen; and a brother, Paul.
     Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.
     Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Saturday.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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