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Mary C. Allen

AGE: 53 • Newark

Mary C. Allen, 53, of Newark, DE., passed on April 29, 2014 of a prolonged illness.

Mary graduated from Brandywine High School and the University of Delaware (Magna Cum Laude). She had a great appreciation for art and the beauty around her, which led to a successful career as a graphic designer. The recipient of numerous design awards, Mary was the principal of Allen Design.

Mary enjoyed photography, painting and travel. She and her husband, John loved walking their dog on the beaches of Maine and Delaware, laughing together, and sharing passion for good food, fine wine, family, and each other. Mary will be remembered as a kind, generous soul and her mother's bright star.

She will be greatly missed by her loving husband John Engel, mother Betty G. Allen, sister Susan Schieffer (Ed), brother Robert Allen (Paula), nephews Dan and Greg (Dana) Schieffer, Brian Allen, niece Cindy Blackburn (Todd), and grand niece Emily. John's parents Sid and Ethel Engel, sister Laura Ventura (Tony), brother Jim (Maureen) and their children will also miss her dearly. She was predeceased by her father David B. Allen and nephew Eric Allen.

A memorial event will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation,

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Published in The News Journal on May 4, 2014
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