|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1923|
|Death: ||Nov. 18, 2011|
Retired U.S. Army Col. Robert Wallace Allen, 88, of Petersburg, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2011.
Bob was born on Feb. 8, 1923, in Zanesville, Ohio, to William S. and Marquita Allen. Bob received an appointment from the 21st Congressional District in New York and entered West Point July 1, 1943, with the Class of 1946. He later attended Harvard University and graduated with an MBA. Bob retired at Fort Lee, Va., on July 31, 1976. He continued to work for the government as a training officer in the Army Logistics Center at Fort Lee. He worked as a civilian until February 1985, when he completely retired. During retirement Bob was active as a member of the Prince George Lions Club and as a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, William S. and Marquita Allen; his wife, Jean Brennan Allen; his son-in-law, Joseph F. Ciampa; and granddaughter, Kelly Jean Allen.
He is survived by his daughter, Susan Allen Ciampa of Jacksonville, N.C.; and his son, John E. Allen of Palm Coast, Fla. He is also survived by his grandsons, Joseph F. Ciampa Jr., Robert Angelo Ciampa and Michael James Ciampa.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home & Cremation Service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Petersburg. Interment with full military honors will follow at Southlawn Memorial Park. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.
Published in The Progress-Index on November 21, 2011
Southlawn Memorial Park
Prince George County
Created by: Amanda Bishop Burns
Record added: Nov 21, 2011
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