Thomas A. Allen Jr. 1948-2019

WARREN — Thomas Arthur Allen Jr., 70, of Warren, died April 13, 2019, at University Hospital of Cleveland.

He was born Sept. 29, 1948, in Warren, a son of the late Thomas Arthur Allen Sr. and Irma Bodosi Allen.

Thomas was a 1966 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. He went on to serve in the US Army in Vietnam where he earned a Purple Heart. Thomas was employed as a firefighter at Warren City Fire Department, retiring as a captain after 27 years.

He was an avid reader and loved to go canoeing.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 20 years, Brenda Gail Allen of Warren; mother, Irma Allen; sons, Thomas Arthur Allen III of Arizona and Todd A. (Heather) Allen of Warren; daughters, Kimberly B. (Neal) Moxley of Weaversville, N.C., Christina S. (Shawn Martin) Lininger of Girard and Melinda L. Lininger of Lordstown; grandchildren, Lilia, Gavin, Mackenzie, Shawn, Brandon, Morgan and Colton; a great-grandchild, Braxton; and his sisters, Helen Smith, Judy Lyon and Gracie Busko.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Arthur Allen Sr.

A memorial service will be held at noon Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where Pastor Jim Dittmar will officiate.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home on Wednesday.

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