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Allen Earl Pelton Jr.

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Allen Earl Pelton Jr. Nov. 24, 1939 - Feb. 4, 2011 Resident of Hayward Allen Earl Pelton Jr., 71, of Hayward, CA, went home to be with the Lord on Friday February 4. Allen, son of Allen Earl Pelton, Sr., was born in San Leandro, CA on November 24, 1939. He graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelor's degree in business, served in the U.S. Coast Guard, and fulfilled the position of CE0 of family owned Pelton Shopping Center in San Leandro from 1962 until its sale in the late 1970's. Pelton Shopping Center, built in 1947 as a 48 store complex by Allen's father was the second ever multi-store shopping center to be built in the State of California. Following the sale of Pelton Center, Allen served in a variety of management positions with Dreisbach Enterprises in Oakland from 1980 until he retired in 2006. Allen was an active member of Valley Bible Church in Pleasanton and a dedicated Rotarian for numerous years in the San Leandro Chapter. Allen is predeceased by his first wife Karen, with whom he was married 40 years. He is survived by his wife Rae Jean, daughter Krista and son-in-law Chuck of Burlington TWP, NJ, son David, daughter-in-law Clare and grandchildren Joshua and Sara of Seattle, WA, mother Dorothy Pelton Paulson of Rancho Mirage, CA, brother George and sister-in-law Janet of Coto de Caza, CA, and niece Natalie Pelton Boyd of Newton, MA. A memorial service for Allen will be held at Valley Bible Church in Pleasanton, CA at 4:30 PM on Thursday, February 10. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to Valley Bible Church in Pleasanton, CA or to Santa Cruz Seventh-Day Adventist Church Community Service Center (Food Pantry). Santos-Robinson Mortuary San Leandro, CA 510-483-0123 www.santos-robinson.com
Published in Inside Bay Area on Feb. 8, 2011
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