NEWPORT NEWS - Richard Allerton (Dick), 92, died June 20, 2013 in Newport News. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Darragh Allerton, his second wife, Evelyn (Mimi) Smith Allerton, by his parents, Frank and Alice Allerton, and his sister, Margaret (Margie) Bausman. Dick graduated from Newport News High School in February in 1938. He completed the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School in 1943 as Hull Draftsman, receiving the Niels Christiansen Craftsman Award. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the submarine service in the Pacific. He retired from Tenneco in 1982 as a Hull Section Manager in Hull Fittings Design after 45 years of service. He served as an election poll official for the city of Newport News for many years. One of the things he enjoyed was helping first and second grade students to read at Riverside Elementary School. Dick was a member of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church and the Willie Rowe Nelms Sunday School Class. He was a member of Bremond Lodge #241 and the Propeller Club. He was a member of James River Country Club where he enjoyed many years playing golf with his friends, many who preceded him in death. Survivors include his three children, Richard Allerton, Jr. and his wife, Cathy of New York, N.Y., Diane Ward and her husband, Richard, of Charlotte, N.C., and Dennis Allerton of Oakton, VA. Also three stepchildren, David B. Smith and wife, Kelly of Marietta GA, Gay Smith Donlan of Massanutten, VA, and Martha Smith of Charlottesville, VA. He also leaves five grandchildren and six step-grandchildren to cherish his memory, as well as a nephew, John (Jack) Harper Bausman of Newport News. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects to Richard on Sunday and Monday at Peninsula Funeral Home. The family will hold a private graveside service. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to their favorite charity.
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Published in Daily Press on June 23, 2013