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.