Valerie L. Allen
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58, of Hockessin, DE., formerly of Aldan and Media, PA., died August 24, 2013. Born in Media, PA., she was a graduate of Cardinal O'Hara High School and attended Delaware County Community College and Villanova University.
Valerie worked as a Pet Therapist and was a Project Manager/Director for Paws for People for two years. Previously she worked for Conrail for twenty seven years. Valerie was a CYM Volleyball Coach, and played softball. She was on the Delco Woman's CED league also in NCCO in New Castle County, DE. She was a coach and volunteer at Corpus Christie/All Saints Church and a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Valarie was treasurer of the Canterbury Hills Civic Association.
She was pre-deceased by her brother's the late Douglas Gessler and Joseph Gessler, Jr. Surviving are Husband, William J. (Chip) Allen. Mother, Luise Gessler of Aston, PA. Sister's, Sue Scanlon of Aldan, PA., and Christine Gessler of Chandler, AZ.
Visitation will take place Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm at the Rigby Harting & Hagan Funeral Home, 15 E. Fourth St., Media, PA., and again Thursday morning from 9:30-10:30 am at the funeral home. A Mass will take place 11:00 am at Nativity BVM Church, Franklin and Monroe Sts., Media, PA. Contributions may be made to: Paws for People, PO Box 9955, Newark, Delaware 19714. Arrangements are by
Rigby Harting & Hagan Funeral Home
Published in The News Journal on Aug. 27, 2013