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Coudersport Alliance Church
Friday December 27th, 2013

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Richard E. "Dick" Allen, Sr.

Richard E. “Dick” Allen, Sr.       “beloved husband, father and grandfather”

SHINGLEOUSE, PA----Richard E. “Dick” Allen, Sr., 76, of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.
     Born August 3, 1937 in Elizabeth, NJ, he was a son of William H. and Elizabeth Jarvis Allen.  On April 27, 1958 in Elizabeth, NJ, he married Irene Mesko, who survives.
     He received his G.E.D. from Rutgers College in Trenton, NJ.  Mr. Allen served in the National Guard for 10 years.
    He was employed for 27 years by the Rahway Police Department in Rahway, NJ, retiring in August of 1996 as a Traffic Motorcycle Officer, attaining the rank of Corporal.   Previously he had been employed in the construction industry.
     Dick had a camp in Roulette for many years.  He retired to Shinglehouse in August of 1996, operating the family farm on Blauvelt Hollow Road.  Dick loved his John Deere farm tractors and equipment.
     Mr. Allen was a member and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Bell Run Union Church.  He was a member of the Retired P.B.A. in Rahway.  He was a former member of the Monday Night City Bowling League in Shinglehouse.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was an avid outdoorsman.
     Surviving besides his wife are two sons, William H. Allen and Richard E. “Richie” (Kari) Allen, Jr., both of Shinglehouse; two grandchildren, Nicholas J. (Tabby) Allen and Alexis N. Allen, both of Shinglehouse; a great-grandson, Troy Allen; and several nieces and nephews.
     In addition to his parents, Dick was predeceased by two brothers, William Allen, Jr. and Benjamin Allen.
     Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013 with the Rev. Chad E. Shaffer, pastor of Bell Run Union Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Allen Family Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
     Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family.  Memorials may be made to Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.


My condolences to Mr.Allen's family.  Death is an enemy and will be destroyed (1Corinthians 15:26)  In the meantime may many precious memories help ease your sorrow. Jesus said; "Marvel not at this: For the hour is coming in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice;  And shall come forth..."  My prayers are with you that Jesus' promise will comfort you.

Dolores Baker Dec 28 2013 12:00 AM

Rest in peace my brother.

Andy Ross Dec 27 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Irene and family. I will always remember the days that we worked together in patrol during the night shift. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time Dick touched the lives of many people and will will be missed by so  many. He will always be fondly remembered. God Bless.

Retired Detective Daniel Pitts Dec 26 2013 12:00 AM

Bill, Rich, and Mrs. Allen. I was very sad to learn of Mr. Allen's passing. I'll always remember him as a nice neighbor! He was always a gentlemen and all around good guy whether I saw him in the neighborhood or while he was on duty patrolling. It was quite obvious he was a good man! My condolences to your entire family!

Dave Ryan Dec 25 2013 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you Dick will be missed by so very many people.  He will always be fondly remembered.  God Bless, Mike, Beth & Eli Bell

Mike, Beth & Eli Bell Dec 23 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Irene and family,
We are very saddened to hear of Richie's passing. I worked with him for many years in
Patrol . He was also a very reliable officer and always assisted me while I was assigned to the traffic bureau. He will be missed.
Sgt Red Caulfield and Linda Caulfield

Don caulfield Dec 23 2013 12:00 AM

Was very sad to learn of Dick's passing.  I met him when he had the camp in Roulette, they would come in the restaurant where I worked.  The land that they bought in Shinglehouse is next door to where I grew up.  My sympathies go out to Irene and the rest of the family.  God Bless them all.

Lynnette Barney Dec 23 2013 12:00 AM

Irene and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Dick was such a wonderful person and he will be missed very much. Dick was kind to every one he met. We will miss his smile, humor and friendship. Our hearts break over your loss. Dick  will live on in all of our hearts and will never be forgotten. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dave & Kathy Garrity Dec 23 2013 12:00 AM

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