.Eddie Freeman Allen, age 81, a resident of Mount Clemens, Michigan was released to a better world on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. He was born on July 16, 1929 in the City of Detroit, MI to the late Churchill and Minnie Lee (nee Hart) Allen. On June 20, 1952 in the City of East Detroit, MI he was united in marriage to the former JoAn Carol McClelland. Together they have celebrated 58 years of marriage.
Mr. Allen graduated from East Detroit High School in 1947 and later earned a Bachelor Degree in Business from Wayne State University. He was employed as a technical engineer for 40 years at Uniroyal Tire Co., until his retirement in 1991. He was an avid photographer and could quite often be found tending to his garden. Eddie and his wife enjoyed traveling the world and dancing.
He will be missed by his wife JoAn, son Douglas (Sheila) Allen of Marathon, Florida, and three daughters; twins Debra (Hal) Porter of Jeddo, MI and Linda (Frank Nizio) of Grosse Pointe, MI and Jennifer (Andrew Gasworth) Allen of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, five grandchildren; Christine, Jessica, Paul, Natalie, and Nicholas, and six great-grandchildren; Lawrence, Andrew, Emily, Craig, Kylie, and Nolan. He was predeceased by two sisters; Mary Galante and Joan Kirkpatrick.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Harold W. Vick Funeral Home, 140 South Main Street, Mt. Clemens. A memorial services will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations in memory of Eddie may be sent to the
, 20300 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076 or online at alz.org/gmc.
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