Thomas R. Allison Sr., 70, Warren, died Tuesday morning, July 1, 2014, at his residence of natural causes.
He was born Sept. 18, 1943, in DuBois.
Tom was a 1961 graduate of DuBois High School.
He had served with the United States Army during Vietnam War.
He has resided in Warren since 1970 and was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Bradford campus and St. Bonaventure University, Allegany, N.Y. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Education Administration.
He was employed with Sears, Roebuck and Company as a catalog store manager in Warren from 1970 until 1986.
He was assistant principal at Warren Area High School and Principal of Youngsville High School, retiring from the Warren County School District. Tom enjoyed his retirement working on his antique and classic cars, gardening, attending car shows and love animals.
He was a member of the H.H. Franklin Club. His greatest joy was in his family and spending time together, especially at the beach.
He is survived by his mother, Eula D. Gould Allison of DuBois; his wife of 35 years, Theresa "Terri" Dorrion Allison whom he married July 27, 1979; four children: Thomas R. Allison Jr. of Ocala, Fla., Joseph Thomas (Rachel) Allison, Shawn Patrick (Anique) Allison, all of Elmira, N.Y., Kristen Camille (Neil) Allison-Johnson of Kane; mother-in-law, Sally Dorrion of Clarendon; a brother, Calvin E. (Cheryl) Allison of Waldorf, Md.; two brother-in-laws, Thomas W. (Debbie) Dorrion Jr. of Warren, Scott (Michelle) Dorrion of Williamsburg, Va.; two grandchildren, Felicia (Owen) Jones of North Carolina, Arielle Louise Allison of Elmira, N.Y.; two great-granddaughters, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Joseph Allison; father-in-law, Thomas William Dorrion Sr.; and one brother-in-law, Timothy D. Dorrion.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today (Thursday, July 3) at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc., 304 East Street, Warren. In observance of the 4th of July, nothing will be held Friday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren. The Rev. Fr. James Gutting Pastor will officiate. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, Warren. Full military honors will be conducted by the John Gertsch Memorial Vietnam funeral detail and the U.S. Army.
Memorial donations may be made through A SAFE Place, 210 North Drive, Suite C., Warren, PA., 16365 or McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Avenue, Bradford, PA., 16701 or the Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department, 539 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA. 16365.
Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
Published in The Courier Express from July 3 to July 11, 2014