The Rev. Robert J. Allen, 78

JULY 6, 1934-NOV. 1, 2012

November 21, 2012

The Rev. Robert J. Allen, 78, of Gwynedd, Pa., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 1, at Abington Memorial Hospital with his family at his bedside.

Bob was born July 6, 1934, in Hagerstown, to the late Arvella and Arthur Allen.

He graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1952 and was a graduate of both Franklin and Marshall College and Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster, Pa. He was ordained a minister of the United Church of Christ in 1959 at Christ Reformed Church in Hagerstown.

Bob became pastor of The Church of the Reformation in Levittown, Pa., for many years. He also served as Director of Today Inc., in Newtown, Pa. Bob then spent most of his career in the administration of retirement communities including Gloria Dei Village in Holland, Pa. During his retirement, he served as interim pastor to East Vincent United Church of Christ and Heidelberg United Church of Christ.


Bob loved to play golf, and spent many spring and summer days on the course with his buddies. He also enjoyed his computer and spent many hours sending and receiving emails from his friends and family.

Bob is survived by his three children, Mark Allen (Donna) of Penndel, Pa., Terri Worrell (Ed Copper) of Deltona, Fla., and Lisa Davies (Jeff) of Friendsville, Tenn. He had seven grandchildren and was preceded in death by his grandson, Jason, in 2005.

A memorial was held Sunday, Nov. 18, at Heidelberg United Church of Christ at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Susan Hanson and the Rev. Dr. F. Russell Mitman officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heidelberg United Church of Christ, 251 Perkiomen Ave., Schwenksville, PA 19473.

The family of Bob Allen would also like to ask if you have any stories or memories of him to share, please email them to or send to Terri Worrell, 2881 Fayson Circle, Deltona, FL 32738.
We would love to hear from you.

Arrangements are by Holcombe Funeral Home Inc., Trappe, Pa.

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