|Birth: ||Sep. 23, 1917|
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 1998|
Allen L. Bardo (September 23, 1917 - October 31, 1998)
Hurst - Allen Larue Bardo, 81, died 31 October 1998 in Hurst, Texas, at his home, surrounded by loving family.
Funeral: 2:00 PM, Tuesday, 3 November, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Hurst, 817-282-3607.
Allen Larue Bardo was a beloved and devoted husband and father; even his last words were "I Love You." Allen was born on 23 September 1917 in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania. He was the oldest of five children of Oscar Larue and Alpha Myrtle Bardo. Allen graduated first in his class in 1936 at Jersey Shore High School. He worked for AVCO Lycoming in Williamsport, PA, plating and heat treating the engines for Bell Helicopters. Bell Helicopter asked him in 1956 to come to Texas as Supervisor of their Heat Treat and Plating Department, where he worked for 25 years until retiring in 1981 while working directly for the Arlington Plant Manager. One of Allen's money-saving ideas saved Bell Helicopter $2 million in the first year after its adoption. Allen was a founding member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church on 1 April 1959, and served as a member of the Church Council and then as President of the Council. Allen brought his family to Texas for the greater opportunities, both for himself and them. In 1964, Allen and family friend Joe Fuchs received the U.S. patent for a magnetic soap holder. Allen joined the Army in 1944 to serve his country in World War II. He trained as a Forward Observer at Ft. Sill, OK, and fought in the 20th Corps, the spearhead of GEN George Patton's Third Army. The 20th Corps was led by GEN Walton Walker from Dallas, TX. Allen also served in the 508th Military Police Bn in Munich, Germany and as a driver for several high level Army officers. Allen single-handedly captured numerous German soldiers and officers, and saved the lives of many U.S. soldiers. Allen stood next to the tank that fired a shell that blasted the Swastika from atop the Nuremberg sports stadium in historical WWII film footage. Allen also drove the lawyers and judges from the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials to visit Bavaria during the Christmas holidays in 1945. While in Germany, Allen met his loving wife of over 51 years, Lore' Elisabeth Gertz, while conducting military business in 1946 at the American Military Government Headquarters in Heidelberg. They were married on 28 June 1947, in Jersey Shore, PA. The children and grandchildren are forever grateful that Allen and Lore' taught them love of God and family, respect and caring for others, community service, and financial and investment principles, and that they gave to them opportunities, education, and help and guidance.
Survivors: Wife of over 51 years, Lore' Bardo of Hurst; daughter, Joy Bardo of Hurst; son Bob Bardo and his wife Leslie of Colleyville; grandchildren Robert and Elisabeth Bardo of Colleyville; sisters Helen Dickson of Bedford, and Nancy Kelchner and husband Owen of Deland, FL; brother Floyd Bardo of Sinnemahoning, PA; and fifteen nieces and nephews.
Allen was preceded in death by his brother LeRoy Bardo, and parents, Oscar L. and Alpha M. Bardo.
Memorials: St. Andrew Lutheran Church; 504 Bedford-Euless Road West; Hurst, Texas 76053.
Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, TX 284-7271
Oscar Larue Bardo (1895 - 1991)
Alpha Myrtle Green Bardo (1900 - 1965)
Allen Larue Bardo (1917 - 1998)
Frank Leroy Bardo (1920 - 1996)*
Nancy Belle Bardo Kelchner (1921 - 2000)*
Helen Louise Dickson (1923 - 2012)*
US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park
Plot: Garden of Peace, Plot 383, Space 3
Created by: Bob Bardo
Record added: Mar 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106793592