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photo of ralph allen RALPH ALLEN, JR
August 5, 1940 - November 12, 2015
WESTON--Ralph Allen, Jr, 75, of 837 Jackson Mill Road, Jane Lew (Deerfield Community), passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2015, following an 11-month battle with ALS.
Ralph was born in Weston on August 5, 1940, son of Q. Ralph Allen and Clarice (Lake)Allen.
Mr. Allen is survived by one brother, Andrew "Zeke" Allen and companion Teresa Smith of Elkview, WV; three sisters, Helen (Jonathan) Foote of Jane Lew, Marcia (Rob) Waugh of Weston and Linda Crump of Lewisburg, WV; four nephews, Jeff (Beth) Waugh of Lavalette, WV, Bill (Lisa) Allen of Lost Creek, Damien (Maggie) Crump of Lexington, KY and Christopher (Racheal) Waugh of Morgantown; two nieces, Andrea (Charlie) Ross of Jane Lew and Camala (Dwan) Perry of Harrogate, TN. He is also surived by several great-nieces and nephews and one aunt, Ruby Gormsen of Strongville, OH.
The family wishes to thank his caregivers Cindy Helmick, Dot Butler and Bob Thompson and especially Dave Matthews and Charlene Wiant who lovingly cared for him with dignity and respect.
Ralph graduated from Weston High Schjool in 1958 and upon graduation joined the U. S. Air Force. After leaving the Air Force he went to work for the National Security Agency as a collection speccialist and operation manager. Ralph served numerous tours of duty throughjout the Far East before retiring as a collection officer in 1993 with 33 years of federal service.
Ralph enjoyed golfing, working in his yard, hosting class of "58" get togethers, and time spent with his longtime friends and family. He was a Protestant by faith.
Ralph's request for cremation has been honored. Family and friends will gather at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue, Weston on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, from 10-11 a.m. where a Celebration of Life service will follow at 11 a.m. with Revrend Richard Justice officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to WV Hospice, 6 Hartman Plaza, Buckhannon, WV 26201, Lewis County Senior Center, 171 W. 2nd Street, Weston, WV 26452. or WVU ALS Treatment Clinic, c/o Lori Gearde, WVU Neurology Dept., P. O. Box 9180, Morgantown, WV 26506.
On line condolenes and life stories in memory of Ralph may be expressed at hardman-palettifuneralhome.com
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