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ALLEN, Donald Baldwin age 89 of West Milton, OH passed away at Hospice of Dayton on May 23, 2013. Born and raised in Beaver Falls, PA Don is a veteran of WWII who spent his life dedicated to family, friends, community and church. Upon discharge from the Army, Don earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Geneva College, went on to work for Alcoa and then took over a family brick business. Don reinvented the job of economic developer at DP&L during the 1960s and 70s which resulted in far reaching international and local business relationships that continue to flourish today. After retirement, Don worked for the City of Piqua and the Village of West Milton, as well as many other side projects with a focus on improving business conditions for others. He has been a volunteer and coordinator for numerous charities, and religious organizations. He was most recently an active member of Hoffman UMC where he was a founding member of Grandma's Kitchen, Chairman of the building committee of the Activity Center. He was the founder of the Wat Farrar Golf Classic, an Honor Flight inductee, and was tireless in his efforts in fundraising. His charitable works are far too numerous to list. He is survived by his wife Nancy (Farrar) Allen, his brother David Andrew Allen, Sisters-in-Law Joele Allen, and Edna Allen, Daughter Holly Jane Perna (Albert Perna), Daughter Tracy Lynn Denardo, four step children: Barbara Farrar-May (David May), Wendy Farrar Black (Martin Black), Amy Farrar Karch (Barry Karch) and William Farrar (Jody Jason-Farrar). Grandchildren: Tony Denardo (Sarah), Maria Denardo, Shannon Welch (Edwin), Justine Prothro, Cy Prothro (Celeste), Andrew May, Emily May, Brandon Grant, Lauren Karch, Samuel Crews, Kathryn Crews, Romy Farrar and five Great Grandchildren. Don is preceded in death by his parents Milton Alvin Allen Sr. and Mabel Baldwin Allen; Brothers, Milton Alvin Jr. "Teed" Allen and Melford Joseph "Joe" Allen, Sister Mary Jeannette Allen, his first wife Jean (Rhodes) Allen, and his son Grant Thomas Allen. Don will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 5 - 8 PM at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 North Miami St. West Milton, OH. Funeral Services will be held at Hoffman United Methodist Church in West Milton on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to Hoffman Memorial Fund, 201 South Main Street, West Milton OH 45383

Published in Dayton Daily News on May 26, 2013
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