Thomas D. Allen, 90, of Waverly and formerly of Delaware passed away Friday (May 13, 2011).
Born in Evanston, Ill., he was a first lieutenant in the USMC. He graduated in 1951 from the University of Denver. He eventually became an auditor for the Army Audit Agency. After receiving his master’s degree from LaSalle University, he taught at the OSU Marion Campus and Defense Supply Depot in Columbus. Throughout his life, his musical talent led him to various positions as pianist and organist. His social consciousness and dedication to giving back led him to multiple volunteer projects including the Olentangy River Conservation Society and as co-founder of the Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. He and his beloved wife Dorothy gave so many hours to reading for children at the Delaware Community Center, that permanent recognition of their devotion is enshrined in a classroom dedicated to them.
He is survived by daughter, Margaret; sons, Thomas III (Linda) and David (Stephanie); brother, Robert (Thelma); five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, and six siblings.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. May 28 at Bristol Village in Waverly, and on June 19 in Delaware during the DUUF Sunday service. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Ill. Arrangements are by Cook & Son-Pallay Funeral Home.