Joseph James Allen, Jr.
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Joseph James Allen Jr., 75, of Sinking Spring passed away at home on November 10, 2012. He was born on October 25, 1937 in Allentown, PA to the late Joseph Allen Sr. and Catherine (Dougherty) Allen. He worked at Bethlehem Steel, and then went on to Remita Rug Service where he was a carpet technician/installer for 42 years. His hobbies included camping, fishing, boating, wood shop/wood carvings, rolling dice, football (he loved Notre Dame and the Pittsburgh Steelers), his grandkids sports, music including Patsy Cline and Irish dancing. Survivors: Wife, Diane E. (Mertz) Allen with whom he shared nearly 56 years of marriage; children, Joseph J. Allen III and wife Mary of Slatington, Donna M. Martin and husband James of Bethlehem, Tyrone L. Allen of Stroudsburg, Tami E. Skaf and husband Nicola of Sinking Spring with whom he resided, and Shelly A. Frick and husband Dan of Coplay; 20 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia Hirsch of Minnesota; and many other loving family and friends. He is pre-deceased by siblings William, Grace, Jack, Charles, and Marie. Services: Visitation 10 to Noon, Service at noon, both on Thursday, November 15, at Weber Funeral Home, 1619 W. Hamilton St. Allentown. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown to follow. (www.weberfuneralhomes.com). Contributions: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Feed the Children, PO Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-0036.
Published in Morning Call on Nov. 12, 2012