Robert “Bob” Allen, 1930 - 2017

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Robert “Bob” Allen, 87, a resident of Auburn, passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston on the evening of Monday, May 29, 2017.  Throughout the day he was surrounded by his wife, his children, and grandchildren, and he passed with his wife and two grandchildren at his side.  Bob was born in Salem, MA, on May 22, 1930,  and graduated from Salem High School.  After graduation, he joined the Navy and served two years. In 1952 the Navy released him in San Diego with $5.00 in his pocket, and he made his way back to Massachusetts.  In 1953, he married Bertha Tetenman and had four children.  In 1957, he took his growing family to Maine.  In 1986 he married Sandra Zallen and was happily married for the last 31 years.  Bob was an entrepreneur starting and running a number of business in textiles, including Fancy Stitchers.  At it's peak, Fancy employed 550 people in the L/A area.  Bob enjoyed golf and was Martindale's Twilight League Champion one year, a proud moment for him and his family.  Cribbage was another love of his, often playing with his sons and grandsons.  Bob's parents, Harry (1975) and Dot Allen (1985), lived and passed in Massachusetts.  Bob is survived by his loving wife, Sandra of Auburn, a brother, Richard of Fairfax, VA, one daughter, Cindy of Cape Neddick,  three sons, Michael and wife Susan of Tucson, AZ, Donald and partner Dianne Cote of Auburn, and David and wife Anne of Auburn, four grandchildren, Joshua and wife Clara, Jessica, Jacob and Adam, and two great-grandchildren Noah and Chase. 

Funeral Notice

ALLEN, Robert, 87, of Auburn, died in Auburn on Monday, May 29, 2017. Services will be held in the chapel of Beth Abraham Cemetery in Auburn on Thursday, 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Shalom, 74 Bradman St., Auburn, ME 04210, or the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, #300, Topsham, ME 04086.


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