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Edith Elenore Cook Allen
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Birth: Oct. 24, 1919
Camden County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 2000
Gloucester County
New Jersey, USA

She was a woman that lived her life thru her Children and Grandchildren. She is missed everyday that I live, her Grandchildren were her pride and joy, Then she Turned her attention to My oldest son she taught Eddie how to fight, helped him with his homework and made sure he had plenty of junk food, Her youngest Grandchild Richie was nicknamed SUPER BABY by her. Family came first , and she taught me unconditional love , If I had kicked a nun, mom would have said the woman should have stayed out of my way. I could do no wrong and she passed that on to me, my family may not always be correct but they are never wrong.

Edith Elenore married Richard Allen,
Richard Allen was small in stature, but he left big shoes for his sons to fill.
He was a boilermaker, he was an Alcoholic, and he was married 3 times, twice to the same woman a Mary L. (Greenwood) Allen. They were married July 20, 1940. I was told he married her twice and they were divorced twice. My brother and I never met her. He had no children from that union, he then married My Mother Edith Elenore Cook, They had 2 boys Richard William and Edward Henry Allen, He was self employed starting his own boiler repair and welding business, R Allen Industrial Boiler Repairs, after losing his Job after a traffic accident in which he was hit from behind by a Philadelphia Trolley Car. He was quite successful and supported his family quite well until his untimely death. He disappeared the 2nd of January 1962, and his body was found frozen in Timber Creek off of the Old Black Horse Pike, Chews Landing New Jersey by local firefighters on January 13, 1962.

Edith Elenore married Richard Allen, Richard Allen was a boilermaker welder who founded a business in I believe 1956 called R Allen Industrial Boiler Repairs. They lived at 429 Ridge Avenue, Glendora New Jersey in the county of Camden, in 1957 they moved to 1018 Chews Clementon Road, Chews landing New Jersey still in the county of Camden, the mailing address was Laurel Springs and the phone book listed it as Lindenwold, the Phone number was 609-783-5500. It was also his business telephone number.

Richard William, a CPA was born 5/24/47 Married Maria Socorro de la Pena (born 7/12/51--Manila Philippines) (they had 2 sons Richard Gregory & Teddy (Edward) and 1 daughter Melisa.
Born: Lisa 9/19/75, Richard 2/2/78 and Ted 10/10/80

Richard married Kelly Zoppel of Atco NJ on August 26, 2006 and they reside at 10 Chelton Road, Brookhaven, Pa. They have sold that house and purchased a new home in Woolwich Township, New Jersey. Ted lives in Woodbury and he and his brother founded the rock group, Downcaste. Downcaste has issued several CDs and performs locally. Richard has a masters degree in psychology and works as clinical coordinator for Devereaux Foundation in Berwyn, pa. He is also a certified behavioral specialist and is licensed throughout the country.

Lisa has a master's degree in psychology and is pursuing an advanced Masters degree from Rowan University and will qualify to work as a school psychologist in the autumn. WE HAVE A AUTOBIOGRAPHY FROM LISA'S FOLLOW:
Melisa Maria Elizabeth Allen known as Lisa. I was born in West Jersey Hospital in Marlton, NJ on September 19, 1975. I lived in Gloucester Township, NJ with my parents Richard William Allen and Maria Socorro Allen. I moved to Washington Township, NJ when I was three years old. In 1978, my brother Richard Gregory Allen was born. I attended Wedgwood Elementary School for kindergarten. In 1980, my brother Edward Thomas Allen was born. Then, I began 1st grade at St. Jude Regional School in Blackwood, NJ. I graduated 8th grade in 1989 and won the Science Award. That fall, I started school at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School in Pennsauken, NJ. I graduated in 1993 with a 3.9 GPA and was ranked 10th in my class. I received the President's Award, was named a Garden State Scholar, received a scholarship from the Junior Women's Club of Washington Township, and received a scholarship from St. Joseph's University. In the fall of 1993, I started school at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA. I graduated Cum Laude with a 3.5 GPA in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. That year, I began a 5 year combined B.S. /M.S. program in Experimental Psychology. I officially graduated with a Master of Science in January 2000 with a 3.7 GPA after defending my thesis. While finishing my thesis, I began working at Bancroft Neurohealth in Haddonfield, NJ in May of 1998 as a clinical assistant. I worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities and adolescents with traumatic brain injury. I implemented behavioral treatment and participated in research studies. In 2000, I began work as a project manager at a market research firm in Center City Philadelphia. I managed competitive intelligence market research projects and provided reports with next steps for Fortune 500 companies. In 2002, I began work as a Project Director at Arbor Inc., a market research firm in Media, PA. I managed consumer market research projects for financial services and communication companies such as Morgan Stanley and Verizon. In 2003, I decided to go back to the psychology field because I did not find market research rewarding. I began working for the Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention as a discrete trial trainer for children with autism. In the spring of 2004, I began a program for School Psychology at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ with the intention of receiving a certification in school psychology in July 2007 and receiving an Ed. S. and national certification in May 2008. In May 2005, I began working as an independent contractor, specifically, a behavior specialist consultant and mobile therapist for Foundations Behavioral Health based in Doylestown, PA. I worked with children with autism, asperger's syndrome, ADHD, bipolar disorder, manic depressive disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. I supervised one-on-one therapists and wrote treatment plans for children with behavior problems.

Both are graduates of St. Joseph's University/

Their father, Richard William, was the second member of the Cook side of the family to graduate high school and the first member of the Allen side of the family to graduate from high school. He is the first member of both sides of the family to attend college and the only member of both sides of the family to complete college until his daughter completed her Bachelor Degree program at St. Joseph's University. He has an Associates of Science Degree in Accountancy from Peirce Junior College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Philadelphia University (Then Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science). He has worked as an accountant for over 40 years beginning at age 19 in 1966. He worked his way through college and paid most of the money for his education. He passed the CPA exam his first try in November 1973 and was sworn in as a Certified Public Accountant June 1974. He attended the Gross CPA Course in preparation for taking the exam and the course was taught by noted area financial specialist and radio personality Harry Gross. He has epilepsy.

He worked for 20 years in Public Accounting in roles ranging from Junior Accountant, supervisor, manager at two firms and a partner at one. He has worked as CFO/Controller for the County Realty and Holding Co., Inc. organization for 20 years. He is also CPA for five fire municipalities in South Jersey and is highly respected as a specialist in New Jersey Fire District Accounting. He also specializes in taxation and over the years has provided services to his own clients.

. He met Maria Socorro de la Pena at a friend's home in Stratford, New Jersey on March 28, 1969. They began dating during 1969 and married December 21, 1970 and have been happily married ever since. They have resided in Chews Landing, New Jersey, Maple Shade, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pa., the Cherrywood development in Gloucester Township, New Jersey and the Wedgewood development in Washington Township (Turnersville) New Jersey. Richard often states, "the hand of god was on my shoulder the evening I met Maria."

2nd son (Me) Edward Henry Allen born 6/11/1950,
My education consisted of 12 years of grade school; Kindergarten thru sixth Grade was split between Glendora Elementary School on Station avenue in Glendora, and Chews landing Elementary school on Somerdale road in Chews Landing. Seventh and Eighth Grade I attended Gloucester Township Elementary School on the Black Horse Pike in Blackwood New Jersey. Then I spent 3 years attending Triton Regional High School on Schuster Ave. Runnemede New Jersey, where we had split shifts. The shift I attended was called the Blue School. My Senior Year I attended Highland Regional High School, on Erial Road, Blackwood, New Jersey, my main course was Distributive Education, called D.E.C.C.A, where I made several life time friend that I still swap emails with Class of 1968. As I hated school and I was making one dollar and eighty cents per hour and I got to work 7 days and 2 nights I thought I didn't need college.
Richard Allen gave both of his sons a great work ethic.
I have been a workaholic since I started working, my Senior year of High School. I started working at New Deal Lumber, 500 south Black horse pike, Blackwood New Jersey I worked there till May of 1976, also over that period of time I worked at Frank Allison's Gulf station on the corner of Blackwood Clementon road and Little Gloucester Road Blackwood New Jersey,
I then went to work at Freeway Lumber on Kings Highway Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey for 1 year as the Manager of the Home Center, in that time I was number 4 man in seniority, When you went to lunch on Friday to the spread Eagle Tavern, if your time card was still there you had another week to work, This is where I was working when I went thru my Divorce.

My Mom moved in with me and sold her home in Chews Landing, she lived with me, then bought a house trailer and moved into national Trailer park in Williamstown New Jersey,

Mom lived in Bellmawr Manor a few years and then became paranoid with the people that lived in the apartments around her and she moved back in with us at Franklinville, we then got her a trailer at a trailer park across from Fries Mill Road ,she stayed there a couple months and then moved back in with us in Franklinville and she stayed there till she be came ill with congestive heart failure she hadn't been to a doctor for years, it ended up with her having a hysterectomy and a pace maker installed for a irregular heart beat, she lived thru all that and came home, a year or two later she called me in to the bathroom, she was passing blood in her urine she was taken into the Hospital and they found Cancer in her bladder which they also said was smaller then a normal sized bladder. She also had Dementia, she returned home and was taken back to the hospital, she was given a home care nurse that game in 3 days a week, that threatened us that we could not leave her home alone as she couldn't take care of herself, her mind had gone as well, she decided that would just stay in bed and lost control of her going to the bathroom, finally we had to call the ambulance after one of her attacks, and they took her to the hospital, Where I was told by a worker that if we refused to take her home they would find a nursing home to take her in, if we took her home they would press charges of neglect against me for leaving her alone. She entered the nursing home in Deptford and was treated for all her ailments and beat the Cancer, but finally she passed away February 23, 2000 in her sleep just as her father had before her.

I was on unemployment for a time then I went to Camden Lumber to work in November of 1978, In no time I was working 7 days a week and making money almost as fast as I could buy drinks, I was involved as a passenger in a auto accident with a co worker named Carlos Burgos driving, we were in the hospital a week after being arrived in the emergency room from supposed death, for the next several years I partied hardy, I was either indestructible or going to die any second so I crammed as much Fun into my life as possible, I was working at Camden when I had my first DWI in the city of Gloucester, I spent the night in jail and walked from Gloucester to Camden Lumber to go to work. A walk along one of the most dangerous areas in Camden at that time. During my stay at Camden Lumber I traveled twice to Memphis Tennessee, and once to Butler Pennsylvania for American Hardware Trade Shows we drank the entire time from the time we left the lumber yard till we returned to work 3 or 4 days later.

Camden Lumber closed when the prime rate and the gas prices skyrocketed in the Carter Days, I went to Associated building specialties in Blackwood New Jersey and after having trouble cashing my checks I took an on the road job with Freeway Lumber , One day I was visiting friends at New Deal Lumber and they asked me what was I doing now that Freeway closed, funny thing was no one from Freeway had told me they were closing, the Owner Ross Reider had decided that beings the prime rate as 22% and he could only mark lumber up 15% it no longer made sense to go thru the trouble if he could make more money just on bank interest. I was out of work over a year after that, finally giving up on the Lumber industry.

I found a job at Modern Mobility on Rte 73 in Berlin New Jersey here I did telephone sales and traveled over Pennsylvania Ohio and Delaware demonstrating 3 wheeled electric wheel chairs. Traveling 3 days out of the week going from house to house. I was doing quite well again making more money then I could drink up, when the FBI moved in it seems the owners of Modern Mobility were stealing leads from Electric Mobility and I was unemployed again.

October 14th 1983 I started working at Joffe Lumber, 18 Burns Ave. Vineland New Jersey I'm still there, course the economy stinks again and business is way down, but so far so good.
My wife Margaret and I were married 12/13/1986, we have 2 children , Ed Allen Jr. age 17 , He is a Senior at Delsea High School, He Turns 18 May the 12th, 2007, He plans to attend College in the Fall, soon as I arrange the financing, When you have a child that has always won awards thru out school you don't mind doing without so that he will prosper, and little Richie age 9 he was born on valentines day 1998, He, was just made citizen of the Month for March 2007 at Main Road School and made the honor roll , 5 weeks premature. I have truly been Blessed with two Wonderful Boys.

Chews United Methodist Church Cemetery
Camden County
New Jersey, USA
Created by: ed611
Record added: Feb 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17946498
Edith Elenore <i>Cook</i> Allen
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Edith Elenore <i>Cook</i> Allen
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- melissaღ
 Added: Jul. 23, 2012

- Always Remembered~Susan A From MA
 Added: Dec. 11, 2007
Mom Loved seeing these come up in the yard every year, so I planted them and a bunch of other bulbs on her grave that come up every spring.
- Edward H. Allen (Son)
 Added: Feb. 15, 2007

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