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Robert J. Allen

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On May 20, 2022 @ 6:59 am In Obituaries | 3 Comments

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Robert J. Allen, 94, of Lititz, passed into heaven on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at LGH in Lancaster.  He was predeceased by his much-loved wife of 72 years, Jean L. Allen. He was born in Dallas, PA to Robert John Allen and Gertrude (Phillips) Allen-Long.

He served in the Navy from 1945 to 1953. He worked as Vice President/Treasurer of Terre Hill Mfg./ SLC Fashion 1959-1981, and served as Associate General Secretary and Treasurer of American Baptist Churches, USA, 1981-1993.

He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Lancaster. He loved music and sang in choirs at school, church, and at Brethren Village.  He served as choir director at First Baptist for 17 years, and directed the Village Voices Men’s Chorus.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Wendy Allshouse, his son, David Allen, grandsons Jason Yerg, Jared Yerg, Matthew Allen, wife Heather, and Joshua Allen. Great grandchildren are McKayla Thrower, husband CJ, Ethan Yerg and Madison Suhajda.  Great, great grandchildren are Paisley, Scarlet and Magnolia Thrower.

Relatives and friends are invited to visitation with family at 10:00 AM, Monday, May 23, at Mountville Church of the Brethren, 60 Clay St. in Mountville 17554.  The service will be at 11:00, followed by a luncheon at the church.  Interment will be at Conestoga Memorial Park in Lancaster following the luncheon.


Condolences for the family of “Robert J. Allen”

Condolence from Linda & Ron Benton on May 21st, 2022 3:32 pm

A super nice guy. He will be missed.

Condolence from Chris Marziale on May 22nd, 2022 7:20 pm

I remember both Bob and Jean. We did a lot together and they always encouraged me in my job with American Baptist Churches – International Ministries. I am sorry for your loss but I know that Bob and Jean are together now in the presence of our Lord. They were such a blessing to me over the years and I am glad they were part of my life

Condolence from Cheryl Wade on May 24th, 2022 6:21 pm

I succeeded Bob as Associate General Secretary and Treasurer of ABCUSA, so I knew personally how his steady hand, common sense, congeniality and people skills served the denomination so well. He was a lovely Spirit! I am so glad to have known him.

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