Robert James Allen, 85
Struthers: There will be funeral services on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11 am at Thompson Filicky Funeral Home, 4221 Market Street in Boardman with Reverend Jeff Gilkerson, officiating for Robert James Allen, 85, formerly of Creed Street, who passed away Sunday evening, September 30, 2018 at Ivy Woods Manor.
Robert was born January 21, 1933 in Braxton County, West Virginia, the son of the late Charles D. and Edna (Riffle) Allen.
He was an Army veteran.
Robert worked for Youngstown Sheet & Tube for over 20 years and later for Northside Medical Center, as a boiler engineer for 10 years, retiring in 1997.
He was a member of New Covenant Church of the Nazarene in Youngstown.
Robert is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Ann Flannery, whom he married on May 8, 1955; four children, Carol (Art) Lewis of Struthers, Robert (Marisol) Allen of Stafford, Virginia, Katherine Allen and James Allen, both of Struthers; eight grandchildren, Bryan (Melissa) Davis, Daniel Davis, Kristin (Erik) Viera, Jon Davis, Krystal Allen, Zoe Allen, Alexis Allen and Isabelle Allen; eight great grandchildren, Cameron Viera, Erik Viera, Ciara Davis, Liam Davis, Brady Davis, Dylan Davis, Keon Allen and Lola Allen; a brother, Frank (Marty) Allen of Cleveland and a sister, Marie Cosner Braxton County, West Virginia.
Besides his parents, Robert was preceded in death by 12 brothers, Casey, Jim, Guy, Tom, Chris, Mitch, Edward, Brian, Raymond, Ray, Gene and Charles and 4 sisters, Bertha Riffle, Mary Parker, Mayne Ratliff and Gay Allen.
Family and friends may call on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 4 to 7 pm and on Friday, from 10 to 10:45 am at Thompson Filicky Funeral Home, with funeral service to follow at 11 am.
The Ellsworth V.F.W., Post 9571 will conduct full military honors following the committal service at Green Haven Memorial Gardens
Please visit www.thompsonfh1932.com to view this notice and send condolences to the family.