Robert Allen

imagesRobert Edward Allen (Bob) 76 of Philadelphia, PA died on Wednesday August 31, 2016 at Aria Hospital Torresdale Philadelphia, PA. Bob was born in North Philadelphia to Joseph and Kathryn Allen. Bob moved with his family to Mayfair in 1949 and was a lifetime resident of Mayfair until moving into the Delaware Valley Veterans Home where he resided until his death. Bob was a graduate of Mastbaum High School where he studied tool and die making, a skill which he used later in life in the steel industry. Bob served in the United States Army, 24th Infantry Division, as a Military Policeman during the Vietnam War. Bob was an avid Philadelphia sports fan with an in-depth knowledge of Philadelphia teams and their players that he loved to share with his niece and nephew Bridget and Timothy. Bob is survived by his sisters Catherine Collins (Edward), Elizabeth Gallagher (John) and his sister-in-law Patricia Allen and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Kathryn Allen as well as his brothers Thomas, Joseph and Charles Allen. Family and friends are invited to his Memorial Gathering and funeral  on Thursday September 8th from 9:30AM to 10:30 AM in St. Timothy RC Church 3001 Levick St. There will be a FUNERAL MASS at 10:30AM. Burial will be held at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery.