Fred W. Allen, 87, residing in the Community of Parkvue since 2001, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, in Parkvue Health Care Center, after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Detroit, on Aug. 16, 1920. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and retired from the Naval Reserves in 1980. He retired from the NASA Plumbrook Station as a reactor mechanic.
He is survived by his daughter, Arlene Allen Downing, Monroeville; son-in-law, Dennis Downing Sr, Monroeville; and granddaughter, Charlene Downing.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline "Polly" Allen, in 1982; parents, William and Eva (Trombley) Allen; and brother, William.
Private family services were held. Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Erie County, 1911 Superior St., Sandusky, OH 44870, or Parkvue Health Care Center Activity Program, 3800 Boardwalk Blvd., Sandusky, OH 44870, for resident's outings.
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be made to toftfh.com.