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REV. ROBERT J. ALLEN, 78, OF LOWER GWYNEDD Rev. Robert J. Allen, 78, husband of Arlene M. (Moussette) Allen, Meetinghouse Road, Lower Gwynedd Twp., died Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Abington Memorial Hospital. Rev. Allen was born on July 6, 1934, in Hagerstown, MD, and was a son of the late Arthur and Arvella (Voorhees) Allen. He was a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and Lancaster Theological Seminary. Rev. Allen was ordained a minister of the United Church Of Christ in 1959, at Christ Reformed United Church Of Christ, Hagerstown. He was a former pastor of United Christian Church, Levittown, Bucks Co., but spent most of his career administering retirement communities including Gloria Dei Retirement Community. During his retirement, he served as interim pastor to East Vincent United Church Of Christ and Heidelberg United Church Of Christ. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, November 18, at Heidelberg United Church Of Christ, with the Rev. Susan Hanson, Interim Pastor, Heidelberg United Church Of Christ, and Rev. Dr. F. Russell Mitman, Retired Conference Minister, Southeast Penn Conference, United Church Of Christ, officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, at church. Memorial contributions may be made to Heidelberg United Church Of Christ, 251 Perkiomen Ave., Schwenksville, PA 19473. Arrangements are by Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc., Trappe.

Published in The Mercury on Nov. 10, 2012
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