Richard "Rich" Thomas Allen, 78, of Baltic, died Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at Oakpointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born October 5, 1938, in Altoona, Pa. to the late William A. and Mary Bernadette (Tomlinson) Allen. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was a member of St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church of Newcomerstown and the Knights of Columbus of Newcomerstown. On June 12, 1965, he married Peggy M. (Durben) Allen, who passed away on March 6, 2009. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Steed of Newcomerstown. A memorial mass was held Friday, February 17, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church, Newcomerstown with Father Victor R. Wesolowski. Burial followed in St. Jacob's Cemetery. Military service was conducted by Newcomerstown Veterans Honor Guard. Online condolences may be made at