Ralph Allen

Obituary of Ralph Allen

Ralph E. Allen, age 90, of Claymont, DE died peacefully on April 1, 2017. Born in Marcus Hook, PA, Ralph has been a resident of Claymont, DE since 1949. He served in the Navy during WWII. Ralph was devoted to his job at Phoenix Steel for 40 years retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Del Vet Post#1, the American Legion Post 926, and the Hall-Burke VFW in Claymont, DE. Ralph was an avid bowler and had the accomplishment of a perfect 300 game. He also enjoyed time at Delaware Park playing the slots. In addition to his parents, Floyd and Amelia Mary Smith Allen, Ralph is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret "Peggy" Foltz Allen who died in 2014, a son Ralph Allen, a grandson Justin Allen, and a son-in-law Chuck Sisson. He is survived by a daughter Terry Sisson, and Billy Congdon who he thought of as a son, a daughter-in-law Elizabeth Allen, grandchildren, Angela (Peter) Marvian & Joseph Marvian and 3 other grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Thursday, 10-11AM at the Pagano Funeral Home, 3711 Foulk Rd., Garnet Valley, PA followed by funeral services at 11AM. Burial will remain private at Delaware Veteran Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ralph's name may be made to the Delaware Veterans Post #1, 2535 Veterans Dr., Wilmington, DE 19810.