Thomas Allore


Thomas Henry Sr.

Thomas Henry Allore, Sr., 80 years, of Temperance, MI passed away

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in The Toledo Hospital. A devoted and passionate community leader of several organizations, he worked as a truck driver for Teamsters Local 20 for over 50 years and loved every bit of it.

The son of Francis and Vada (Weist) Allore, he was born October 11, 1932 in Toledo, OH. November 14, 1953, he married Agnes Marie Fynes at Good Shepherd Church in Philadelphia, PA. A U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War, he served on the USS Pursuit.

In addition for over 50 years, he was a dedicated caretaker and member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and School in Temperance. For 47 years, he was a cornerstone member of Eagle Scout Troop #743 at St. Anthony's Church. Under his guidance as a Scout Master, 23 Eagle Scouts were produced from 1972 until 2012. Tom was always a staple for the camping outings, which he so loved and enjoyed. He earned the High Honor of Silver Beaver and Distinguished Commissioner Award for Monroe County.

He was an active member of the Military Honor Guard for Lambertville VFW Post #9656 for many years as well. A past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, John A. Kenna Council #11430 at St. Anthony's Church, he was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Raisin River Assembly #0488 in Monroe, MI.

Most importantly, Tom was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. An unbelievable cook, he was one of the greatest.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Agnes; 7 children, Debra (Lawrence) Irvin, Vada (Michael) Clock, Denise Nash, Lisa (Bob) Willis, Joseph (Shelley) Allore, Thomas II (Nicole) Allore, William Allore; brothers, Edward C. Allore, Sr., John F. Allore; sister, Mary Miller; 19 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his grandchildren, Joseph and Nicholas, and a brother, Francis.

Visitation will be Friday, March 15, 2013, from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. in Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Avenue Temperance, MI where

a Scripture Service and Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. followed by the presentation of the chalice by the Knights of Columbus and a Service by the Boy Scouts.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony's Catholic Church where he will lie in state in the Narthex at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Military Honors conducted by Lambertville VFW Post #9656.

Memorial donations preferred to St. Anthony's Church or Boy Scouts Troop #743, Temperance, MI. Online condolences may be shared at

Funeral Home

Bedford Funeral Chapel
8300 Lewis Avenue Temperance, MI 48182
(734) 847-3841

Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 14, 2013