Joseph K. Allen, Jr., age 86, formerly of Jamestown, passed away Monday morning, September 30, 2019 in St. Paul's Continuing Care Community, where he had been a resident for the past fourteen years.

He was born in Mercer, PA on July 6, 1933 to Joseph K. and Edna G. (Ferguson) Allen. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1953-1955 and he resided in Greenville prior to moving to Jamestown in 1974. Joe retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1989 after thirty years of employment as a mail carrier. He was a member of Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ, Greenville and was a member of Greenville V.F.W. Post #3374. He was a life long fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates and his childhood baseball idle was Ralph Kiner. Joe also enjoyed watching old western shows and movies and enjoyed traveling to Myrtle Beach, SC and Colorado. In addition he very much enjoyed his pets.

Joe is survived by four children; Jennifer French and her husband Delmon of Grand Junction, CO, Joseph K. Allen III and his wife Jean of Cortland, OH, Michael C. Allen and his wife Barb of Greenville and Susan Ray of Jamestown, nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son; Cecil J. Allen and a brother, Donald H. Allen.

Cremation was chosen and there will be no public services. Inurnment will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenville VFW Post #3374, 54 Conneaut Lake Rd., Greenville, PA 16125 or to St. Paul's Continuing Care Community, 339 E. Jamestown Rd., Greenville, PA 16125.



  1. Gail MOON Gail MOON
    October 2, 2019    

    Jenny, Joe, Mike, I remember you all from days gone by and think of you now. May your warmest memories bring you comfort. With sympathy, Gail Greenlee Moon

  2. Christina Perry Christina Perry
    October 2, 2019    

    Mike and Family. My deepest sympathy to you all. May your great memories fill you with much love and strength during this difficult time.

  3. craig craig
    October 2, 2019    

    to my friend joe allen ,jean,and the kids i am so sorry for your loss and i am sure he is in a better place now. my prayers for you and your family in dealing with this loss. may he rest in peace.

  4. Darlene and Harley cook Darlene and Harley cook
    October 2, 2019    

    We knew joe he worked for my dad at post office nice man our prayers are with you

    Darlene Pressler Cook

  5. Bill Pressler Bill Pressler
    October 2, 2019    

    Joe was a good and longtime friend of my Dad’s at the post office. I thought he was a nice man too. I remember Dad would say if Joe called in sick his route customers on the east side of Greenville would call the post office and ask where Joe was; they were very fond of him! Sincere sympathies

  6. Chuck Bolster Chuck Bolster
    October 3, 2019    

    My sincere condolences to Joe’s family. He and I worked together at the post office for about 25 years. We also had many good times playing church league softball on opposing teams. May he rest in eternal peace.

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