HAMPTON - Patrick Michael Allen, 54, a native of Los Angeles, Calif., and a resident of Hampton for 17 years, passed away at home on Sept. 24, 2008.
Patrick was a 1972 graduate of Dos Palos Joint Union High School, in Dos Palos, Calif., and was a member of the high school band as a percussionist. He was an all-state champion in baseball two years in a row at Merced College, in Merced, Calif. He earned an MBA from San Jose State, in San Jose, Calif. After college, he played minor baseball for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. His enjoyment working with children led him to become a volunteer baseball coach with the Phoebus Little League and the Wythe travel teams. He enjoyed staying active and played softball in the recreational leagues over the years in California, as well as in Hampton.
Patrick was preceded in death by his mother, Billie Chapman Allen; and his father, Bobby Gene Allen.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, April Link Allen; son, Tyler Allen of Hampton; son and daughter-in-law, Nicholai and Amy Allen of Los Angeles, Calif., and expectant parents of his first grandchild; mother of first son, Gabrielle Llewellyn; step-mother, Diane Allen; sister, Ann Allen of Chowchilla, Calif.; mother-in-law, Raybelle Pickin Wilson; many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews; and his extended hockey families.
A special thanks to Dr. Harriet Jones, Dr. Burt Rubin and staff, Langley Speedway, Whalers Hockey Club, neighbors, friends, and loved ones.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 5349 E. Princess Anne Rd., Norfolk, VA 23502.
Friends are encouraged to visit www.mem.com to share words of comfort with the family.
Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.