Richard E. Allen, Jr. “beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend”
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Richard E. “Richie” Allen, Jr., 58, of Shinglehouse, passed away in his home on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, after a long battle with heart disease.
Born on Saturday, February 15, 1964, in Plainfield, New Jersey, he was a son of Richard E. “Dick” Sr. and Irene Mesko Allen. In 1989, he married Kari A. Lambertson, who survives.
Richie was a graduate of Rahway High School in Rahway, NJ. He was employed as a boat captain and a semi-truck driving instructor in New Jersey. After moving to Shinglehouse, Richie was employed as a log truck driver for several companies until ill health forced him to retire.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and in his younger years, playing baseball. For several years, he was a coach and former president of Shinglehouse Jr. Little League. He was also a Babe Ruth coach in Shinglehouse. He along with his late father, family, and friends, built the dugouts at the Jr. Little League field in Shinglehouse. He was heavily involved with his daughter’s love of horses and her horse riding competitions. Richie’s greatest love was his family.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 33 years; a son, Nicholas J. “Nick” (Tabby) Allen of Shinglehouse; a daughter, Alexis N. (Brent Stiles) Allen of Shinglehouse; three grandchildren, Troy M. Allen, Theo M. Allen, and Stella Rose Stiles; a brother, William H. “Billy” (Jeannie Singleton) Allen of Mantachie, Mississippi; a cousin, Guy Allen of Sebring, Florida; and his longtime friend, Tim Gross.
Richie was predeceased by his parents.
In keeping with Richie’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Burial will be along side his parents in the Allen Family Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SYSBA (Shinglehouse Youth Softball Baseball Association) PO box 516, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Richie’s family entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
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