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Francis (Frank) E. Allen

Saturday, July 13, 2019 @ 08:07 AM

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Thumbnail-85Francis (Frank) E. Allen, III, also known as “Digger”, 66, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Quality Life Services in Mercer.

Born on June 22, 1953 in Franklin, he was the son of the late Francis E. Allen, Jr. and the former Gloria Patrick. After high school, he attended Robert Morris College, where he earned his Associates Degree.

For over 30 years, Frank worked as a Machinist for Joy Manufacturing.

In his spare time, Frank kept himself busy with the hobbies he loved. He was an avid sport enthusiast, especially towards golf and bowling, and loved to go to the “Jamboree in the Hills”, an annual country music festival.

Frank was also a member of the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge #110, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #328 , and the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Franklin.

Left to cherish his memory are his brother, Mark Allen of Green Cove Springs, FL; his two sisters, Jane Miller and her husband, Keith, of Stow, OH, and Mary Swartz and her husband, Mark, of Jensen Beach, FL; and his numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his sister, Lisa Welker.

A Celebration of Life for Frank will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc., 1315 Chestnut Street, Franklin, PA 16323, starting at 3 pm.

Frank will be laid to rest at Graham Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made in Frank’s memory to the Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program, 703 Georgian Place, Somerset, PA 15501.

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