Howland – Thomas F. “Tom” Allen, 85, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018 at St. Joseph Health Center.
He was born September 28, 1932 in Columbus, Ohio, the son of the late John Allen and Cora Sayre.
He was a graduate of Central High School and attended Ohio University until he was drafted in the U.S. Army where he served in the Korean War. He retired from Western Union Office in Girard as a machine technician and computer engineer after 35 years, he also worked for Contronics in Cleveland for twelve years. Thomas was of the Lutheran Faith. He was a member of the VFW #1090, and the K of C 620. He enjoyed hanging at the “Glass Palace”, McDonalds on North Rd, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his four children Tom (Amy) Allen of Columbus, David (Kati) Allen of Kennybunk, Maine, a daughter Graceann (Evan) Tompkins of Howland, and Eric (Jennifer) Allen of Olive branch, Mississippi, seven grandchildren Jeffrey, Sean, April, Louis, Charles, Connor and Aly Allen, a great granddaughter Haylei, a brother John (Sis) Allen of Grove City, OH, and a sister Janice Blatz of Grove City, OH.
He is preceded in death by his wife Sarah “Sally” Allen, stepfather and mother CK and Cora Sayre, Stepmother and father John and Virginia Allen, first wife Madonna Allen, a grandson Max Allen, and a brother Bob Evans.
Family and friends call Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.
A service will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home with Pastor Annmarie Winters officiating, with a Military Service before the service at the Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery in Minerva, OH.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Thomas’s name to the Wounded Warriors PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Allen family.