Allen was a devoted husband to Shirley Yartz; loving father to his five children: Tina, David, Darren, Troy, and Darci Yartz; was a proud grandfather to six grandchildren, a playful great-grandfather to 12 little ones and faithful friend to all who knew him. Al's kindness, humility and never-ending generosity defined his loving character. Allen was born on 9/9/36 in Erie, PA and died in Chico, CA on 11/2/13 with his family by his side. Al was God's servant and we will celebrate his life on 11/16/13 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Chapel Chico. To view obituary and send condolences to the family go online to NewtonBracewell.com.