William O. Allen Jr.

ALLEN, William O. Jr. Passed away August 12, 2004 at Evergreen Health Care Center in Petaluma. Devoted husband of Shirley Allen. Loving father of Mary Elizabeth Russell, Anne Therese Allen and John Richard Allen. Loving brother of Richard and wife Jenny,   and Barbara and husband Greg. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father William O. and Mother Mae Belle Allen, his sister  Marcia Bryce and a baby brother in infancy. He was born in Lee, Florida,  August 23, 1933 and raised in North Carolina. He attended North Carolina State University, and received his Bachelor's in Nuclear Engineering. William spent 37 years in the nuclear industry which he loved. But family came first and he always said the best thing a father could do for his children was to love their mother. He loved music, chess and travel. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. James Church, Petaluma Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 1:00 pm. The family prefers memorial contributions in his memory be made to Alzheimer's Foundation, P.O. Box 4900, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 or to Heartland Hospice,   24 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Arrangements under the direction of ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, Petaluma, CA. CHEDA & LYONS 707-789-9000

Funeral Home

Adobe Creek Funeral Home
331 Lakeville Street Petaluma, CA 94952
707-789-9000

Published Online in the Press Democrat on Aug. 15, 2004