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Robert T. Allen

Robert T. Allen



Robert T. Allen Sr. "Slimbo" of Collingdale PA 
Born April 25, 1952 - November 14, 2019

Died peacefully surrounded by his loving family at The University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia,Pa 
Vietnam Veteran (Navy) USS John S. McCain DDG36 "Flagship" gunman, deck man and barber.

Past Captain of Cardington Firehouse Station 36 where he was a lifetime member and got his nickname "Needles", Past Chief of Darby Fire Co #1 Station 04 where he was a lifetime member and got his nickname "Slimbo", Current Captain of the Fire Police. He was also a member of the Darby VFW post 598 
He worked at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Darby Borough Highway foreman where is was Borough Chief

He was a Graduate of Upper Darby Highschool Class of 1970. 
He grew up in the Cardington section of Upper Darby and then married the love of his life Peggy, with this union they had 4 children. He always looked forward to his Friday night card games at the fire house, fishing trips, parades, banquets, conventions, playing softball, anything that had to do with the firehouse made him happy. He especially enjoyed mentoring the younger fire fighters. He loved doing the fire prevention set ups at our house. One thing he loved most was being Santa Clause riding on the fire truck every Christmas Eve. He loved that he put smiles on children's faces. He was an avid Eagles fan. He loved all of the Philadelphia sports teams. He loved his family and adored his grandchildren and great grand children. Spending time with his family is what mattered most. He loved going to local diners, the casinos, and just talking to people. He was known as "Pop" to everyone whether they were related or not. He had many many stories to tell.

Robert T. Allen Sr "Slimbo" 
Son of the late Constance Walsh and the late (Stepfather) Michael Walsh, The late Samuel R. Allen Sr And the late (Stepmother)Doris Allen. Leaves to cherish his memories his loving children. 
Son: Bobby Allen Jr. ( Stephanie) 
Daughters: Maria Allen (Greg), Tina Harris (Ray) and Bethann Allen (Kenny)

Brother: Samuel R. Allen Jr( Patty) 
Sisters: Arlene Stromberg ( Bernie) and Connie Trinkle (The late Rich)

8 Grandchildren: Kiersten, Mackenzie, Kenny Jr, Mikaylah, Bobby III, Bridget, Emilee and Addison 
3 Great Grandchildren: Cameron, Ayden and Zion 
1 Grandcat Lynbrook that he loved very much 
A host of Neices, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends.

He will be dearly missed by everyone... he always had a story to tell so that's what will keep his memory alive and also keep us laughing for years to come!

Relatives & friends are invited to his viewing Friday Evening 6-9 p.m. and Saturday Morning 9-10:45 am all at the Blessed Virgin Mary Church 1101 Main St. Darby, PA 19023. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

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11/19/19 06:40 PM #1    

Stephanie Abramides (Hittinger)

Oh my! Another piece of my childhood gone far too soon!! I always wondered whatever happened to Bobby after school. He was a quiet down to earth unassuming super nice guy!! Reading his obituary held no surprises to me ... he remained exactly as I remembered him as kids playing on the playground. Rest In Peace Bobby ... say hello to all our grade school friends that are with you up there. My sincere condolences to his wife & family!

11/20/19 07:32 AM #2    

Diane Myers (Evans)

HeBob grew up in Cardington and was part of our neighborhood group of kids. He hung out with my brothers a lot. He was always lots of fun and just a nice guy. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. It's hard to lose the people who were part of your childhood.  









11/20/19 05:18 PM #3    

Barbara L. Bush

I'm not the least surprised to hear about Bobby's life. I remember him being part of the Cardington Fire House when we were in junior high. Probably even before that time. I'm so proud of his military service. I thought (well we all thought) that he was so cute and so nice. As my mom would say, "He was a good egg".  I'm so happy that he married his sweetheart and enjoyed his children & grandchildren. I can just see him as Santa Claus sitting on top of the fire engine. It is said that it takes four seasons to begin to heal and I'm sure this Christmas season will be difficult. I'll be thinking of the Allen family this Christmas Eve.

12/24/19 11:10 AM #4    

Barbara L. Bush

Am thinking of Bobby's family today as I know he would have been Santa atop his fire engine this Christmas Eve.

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