Richard W. Allen

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Richard Walter Allen, 83, of Westminster, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at Carroll Hospital Center. Born June 26, 1927, in Long Island, N.Y., he was the son of the late Clarence and Viola Pabisz Allen. He was the husband of Mary Elizabeth Kammer Allen, his wife of 59 years. He was an electrical engineer for many years. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Marianne Allen, of Hampstead, Thomas Allen, of Reisterstown, and Patricia Zerah, of East Meadow, N.Y.; siblings Gilda Heatley and Robert Allen, both of California, and Valerie Allen, of Oklahoma; and grandchildren Keith and Scott Allen, and Michele and Matthew Zerah. He was predeceased by a son, Richard J. Allen; and a daughter, Valerie Jean Allen. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster, with the Rev. Ray Martin as celebrant. Interment will be in Meadow Branch Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the St. John Building Fund, 43 Monroe St., Westminster, MD 21157. Online condolences may be made at Sign this guest book online at

Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 11, 2010
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