|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1952|
|Death: ||May 3, 2009|
Jay Hamilton Allen, formerly of Battle Creek, died unexpectedly at his home in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, May 3, 2009. He was born to Raymond R. and Mary Emma (Hamilton) Allen in Battle Creek on August 8, 1952. He was raised in Battle Creek and graduated from St. Philip Catholic Central High School in 1971.
Jay was employed as a purchasing manager by Federal Home Life Insurance Company in Battle Creek and moved with the company to Orlando in 1987.
Jay was united in marriage to Jennifer A. Smith on February 16, 1979 in Battle Creek. He is survived by Jennifer, his wife of 30 years; son, Robert Jay Allen of Orlando; daughter, Emily Ann Allen of Orlando; granddaughter, Alyssa Allen of Hendersonville, NC; brothers, Philip M. (Mary) Allen of Granger, IN, Laurence R. Allen of Traverse City, MI, David R. Allen of Jonesville, MI; a sister, Elizabeth E. "Bizzy" (Randy) Barr of South Haven, MI; and many nieces and nephews. Jay was preceded in death by his parents.
Jay was an ardent student of history and an avid Notre Dame sports fan.
At the request of the family, friends may call at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home where they will be received on Wednesday, May 13, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. where The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Philip Catholic Church on Thursday, May 14, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.
Published in the Battle Creek Enquirer on 5/10/2009
Raymond R. Allen (1919 - 1996)
Mary Hamilton Allen (1923 - 1980)
Memorial Park Cemetery
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Record added: May 12, 2009
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Added: Jan. 5, 2010