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Richard Edward Allen

November 14, 1935 June 3, 2012
Richard Edward Allen
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Obituary for Richard Edward Allen

Richard Edward Allen, a resident of Commerce Twp. passed away peacefully June 3, 2012. He was 76 years old.

Born November 14, 1935 in Pontiac, Michigan, Richard was the youngest of three sons born to parents Ralph Edward and Kathleen (nee. Richardson) Allen. Following the completion of his undergraduate education and political science at Ohio Wesleyan University, Richard earned his Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University.
Shortly after passing his Bar exams, Richard married the love of his life, Karen (nee. Tuttle) on September 30, 1961.
As a member of both the State Bar of Ohio and Michigan, Richard began his career as a corporate attorney and, after many years, became a well-known arbitrator for National Labor Relations.

Richard was preceded in death by Karen his beloved wife of 48 years.

In addition to his loving children, Jeff Allen, Greg (Karen) Allen, and Jennifer (Michael) Fogarty, Richard is survived by his grandchildren Jacob Vanderwal, Gillian Allen, Patrick Fogarty, and Nathan Fogarty; sister-in-law Norma Jean Allen. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

Memorial Service to be held at Commerce United Methodist Church, 1155 N. Commerce Rd., at Friday, June 8 at 11 AM. A time of Memorial Gathering will take place at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford on Thursday from 6 - 9 PM.

Memorial contributions encouraged to the Church.

For further information, phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248.684.6645.

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