Leonard G. Allen, Lawton, PA passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Born in the Bronx, NY on Sept. 5, 1932, he was the son of Susanna P. Graeme Allen (Anna) and Richard Allen and raised in New Jersey. He married his high school sweetheart, Elaine E. Batson, on March 13, 1954 and moved to Pennsylvania in 1970.
Lenny was a jack-of-all-trades and usually worked at least two or three jobs while raising his family. He worked for the U.S. Post Office for almost 40 years in New Jersey, Clarks Summit, Montrose and retired from the Wyalusing Post Office. Lenny was active in the Boy Scouts in New Jersey being a scoutmaster for 25 years. He took scouts to Philmont, NM and received many awards for his contributions to scouting. He was also a former president of Rush Fire Co. and an EMT. He delivered Meals on Wheels for a number of years. He drove school bus in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. His children liked to refer to him as a hobby farmer also.
Len liked to read, host Super Bowl parties, travel to NASCAR races, fishing in Canada, traveling to Alaska with his buddy Pete and sitting on the porch telling stories. He enjoyed visiting those who couldn’t get out, whether it be at their home or in a nursing home.
Survivors include his wife Elaine; children, Jim Allen (Kelly) of Lawton, Patty Allen (Gary Berumen) of Wheatridge, CO and Brenda Allen (Marshall Thompson) of Lawton; grandchildren, Cortney Allen Tyler (Mike) and Dan Allen (Michelle), all from Lawton, Leeann Pettengill of Dickinson, TX, Kelsi Berumen and Nikki Berumen of Wheatridge, CO, Robert Allen-Sapp and Devyn Allen-Sapp of Denver, CO; great-grandchildren, Matthew and Kevin Tyler, MaKayla Allen, all of Lawton, Andrew Luna of Dickinson, TX and Alyssa Allen-Sapp of Denver, CO. Also surviving is a very special cousin and mentor, Olive Davenport of Nashville, TN, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to invite everyone to come to church on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 10:15 a.m. at the Rush United Methodist Church in Rush. Immediately following the service, please join the family in the fellowship hall of the church for refreshments and to share your favorite memory.
Instead of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Rush United Methodist Church, c/o Denise Campbell, 3139 SR 706, Lawton, PA 18828.
Bartron Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA has been entrusted with arrangements.