Funeral services for Robert E. Allen, 61, of Newcomerstown, were Oct. 14, 2009, at the Addy Funeral Home, Newcomerstown. Rev. Jim Reed officiated the services with burial in the Peoples Community Church Cemetery, Newcomerstown. Military services were conducted by the Newcomerstown Veterans Honor Guard. He passed away Oct. 11 at his residence.

He was born April 17, 1948, in Guernsey County, the son of the late Oscar J. and Pauline (Berger) Allen.

He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War.

He was also the owner and operator of Allen Lumber Co., and formerly employed at Beldon Brick Co. of Port Washington, NCR of Cambridge, General Tire of Newcomerstown and Island Creek Coal Co. of Freeport.

Mr. Allen enjoyed his family and spending time at his cabin.

On Oct. 30, 1966, he married Bernadine J. (Peoples) Allen, who survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Michael E. (Amy) Miller and Matthew (Becki) Allen, all of Newcomerstown; one grandson, Cody of Newcomerstown; two sisters, Sarah "Susie" Harbold of Fresno and Carol J. Miller of Newcomerstown; one brother, Oscar (Sandy) Allen Jr. of West Lafayette; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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