Frank “Dick” Allen, 78

Frank Dick Allen, 78, of Scotland Lane, New Castle died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born March 27, 1935 in New Castle, PA, he was the son of the late Darl “Skinny” and Emma B. Cragle Allen.

He was married to Nora J Hennon Allen for 54 years. She survives.

Dick graduated from Lincoln High School in 1953. He retired from the Babcock & Wilcox Company with 34 years of service. During that time, he was also the Wayne Township Police Chief. After retirement in 1986, he moved to Morrisville N.C. where he Pastored the Calvary Baptist Church and worked as a driver for the Triangle Transit Authority and for the Bolton Corporation in Raleigh. Upon his return to PA in 1996, he became the Pastor at the Chewton Christian Church until his retirement on Dec 31, 2012. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 599 in Ellwood City and the New Castle Consistory. Dick played, coached and umpired baseball and softball for many years. He enjoyed hunting and gardening.

Along with his wife Nora survivors include a daughter – Cindy Allen of Chewton; 3 sons – Daniel (Kim) Allen of Chewton, David Allen of Somerset, Jim (Kelli) Allen of Apex, NC; a brother – Darl J.”Jack” (Sharon) Allen of Portersville; 5 grandchildren – Ryan (Shauna) Mulhollen, Kyleigh, Taylor, Thomas, and Derrick Allen; 2 great-grandchildren – Tyler and Madison Mulhollen.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday March 19, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the Chewton Christian Church on March 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm with Pastors Gene Hydrick and Mick Wimer officiating.

Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Chewton Christian Church 354 Oswald St, Wampum 16157 .

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9 thoughts on “Frank “Dick” Allen, 78

  1. I am so sorry to hear about Dick. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
    Take care.
    Praying for you all.

    Sharon (Shelenberger) Hawkins

  2. Nora: We are very saddened by the passing of Dick. God broke the mold when He created him. He has truly been missed by us and many others. Calvary Baptist was never the same after you both left.

    Although you know where he is, we know this must be hard. We are praying for you and the rest of his family.

    May God bless you and send His peace which passes all understanding.

    Ron and Toni Steele

  3. Just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember that we have a living hope through Jesus Christ. We have a living promise that we will see him again in a new land just across the Jordan river.

  4. Dear Nora and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. I am very glad to have gotten to have met him, if only the one time, here in Cincinnati. Your family, even though I haven’t met everyone, remains special to me. I wish you peace and solace in the many memories that you have of him.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you,
    Kathryn Williams

  5. So Sorry For Your Lost Dick Was A Great Friend to Our Family. My Father and him where great friends (Richard Strealy) .Your Family is in our Prayers.

  6. Our condolences are with Nora and the family. Dick was a man of enormous Faith, Love and Heart. Ted is especially sorry at the passing of his old baseball coach. He said that Dick was “a good man”. God Bless and Comfort you all. From The Borter Family

  7. I am so sorry for the loss of Frank “Dick” Allen. While I never met Frank I know his son James and consequently I feel I know Frank as well as the loss that James and the rest of the family is experiencing.

    My heart goes out to all of you for your loss. Whether we like it or not, death is part of life, we must accept that and hold dear everything about the life of Frank Allen to comfort us.

  8. It will be hard to think of a world without Dick Allen, but in Dick’s own words, he has been promoted! God bless the family in this new journey.

  9. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

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