Advertisement

Rev Russell T. Allen

Advertisement

Rev Russell T. Allen

Birth
Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey, USA
Death
24 Oct 1979 (aged 50)
Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Harmony, Warren County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID
188608734 View Source

The Rev. Russell T. Allen, 50, pastor of the Nonsectarian Fellowship church, Phillipsburg, a well-known Lehigh Valley television and radio personality, was fatally injured yesterday in a violent head-on crash on the Lehigh Valley Thruway a half-mile west of Route 191.
...Rev. Allen, of 224 4th St., Morris Park, N.J., was pastor and co-star of a 30-minute broadcast-Lord of Life-every Sunday morning on radio station WEST.
...State Police at Bethlehem said Allen's car was travelling east when it was struck by a westbound tractor-trailer... the impact pushed the Allen car backward 285 feet before it was struck by another eastbound car...
Northampton County Coroner Joseph F. Reichel ...pronounced Allen dead at the scene...
Born in Phillipsburg, he was a son of Elsie (Brisch) Allen of Phillipsburg and the late Edward Allen. A 1952 graduate of Muhlenberg College, which he attended on a football scholarship, Allen was a philosopher and a social activist. He dreamed of a good society and sought to make it that through his religious teachings. Although he had an early interest in coaching football, a "born-again" experience during his junior year at Muhlenberg changed the direction of his life. "I came to the realization that nothing in life really counted except for doing the Lord's work", he said.
Survivng besides Allen's mother are his widow, the former Dorith Stoneback; two sons, David T. of Easton and the Rev. Daniel P., pastor of Faith Bible fellowship Church, Cape May, N.J.; two daughters, Mrs. Cheryl Swift,of Peerskill, N.Y., and Cherene Allen of Cape May Courthouse; two brothers, Edward and Thomas, both of Phillipsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Herb of Bethlehem and Mrs. Myrna Gardner of Mechanicsburg, and a grandson.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Church, Morris Park. Rupell Funeral Home, 465 Memorial Parkway, Phillipsburg is in charge of arrangements.
Morning Call October 25, 1979 Page 1

The Rev. Russell T. Allen, 50, pastor of the Nonsectarian Fellowship church, Phillipsburg, a well-known Lehigh Valley television and radio personality, was fatally injured yesterday in a violent head-on crash on the Lehigh Valley Thruway a half-mile west of Route 191.
...Rev. Allen, of 224 4th St., Morris Park, N.J., was pastor and co-star of a 30-minute broadcast-Lord of Life-every Sunday morning on radio station WEST.
...State Police at Bethlehem said Allen's car was travelling east when it was struck by a westbound tractor-trailer... the impact pushed the Allen car backward 285 feet before it was struck by another eastbound car...
Northampton County Coroner Joseph F. Reichel ...pronounced Allen dead at the scene...
Born in Phillipsburg, he was a son of Elsie (Brisch) Allen of Phillipsburg and the late Edward Allen. A 1952 graduate of Muhlenberg College, which he attended on a football scholarship, Allen was a philosopher and a social activist. He dreamed of a good society and sought to make it that through his religious teachings. Although he had an early interest in coaching football, a "born-again" experience during his junior year at Muhlenberg changed the direction of his life. "I came to the realization that nothing in life really counted except for doing the Lord's work", he said.
Survivng besides Allen's mother are his widow, the former Dorith Stoneback; two sons, David T. of Easton and the Rev. Daniel P., pastor of Faith Bible fellowship Church, Cape May, N.J.; two daughters, Mrs. Cheryl Swift,of Peerskill, N.Y., and Cherene Allen of Cape May Courthouse; two brothers, Edward and Thomas, both of Phillipsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Herb of Bethlehem and Mrs. Myrna Gardner of Mechanicsburg, and a grandson.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Church, Morris Park. Rupell Funeral Home, 465 Memorial Parkway, Phillipsburg is in charge of arrangements.
Morning Call October 25, 1979 Page 1


Family Members

Flowers

In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees

Sponsored by Ancestry

Advertisement