Harold Dean Allen Sr., 72, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:55 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. He was born September 15, 1939 in Granite City, a son of the late Charles and Blanche (Hayes) Allen. He married Edna (Causey) Hayes on January 2, 2001 in Granite City and she survives. He retired from Granite City Steel after 42 years of dedicated service as a pipefitter. He proudly served his country with the United States Marine Corp. He was a member of the Granite City Moose Lodge and the AMVETS Post. He enjoyed his days of playing pool and was the former captain of the pool league at Ken's Lounge and enjoyed playing cards in tournaments.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by one daughter, Rhonda Allen and Ray Lomeli of San Diego, California; four grandchildren, Seth, Shaun, Kelly and Natasha; three great grandchildren, Patrick, Ethan and Keegan; one stepson, Rodney and Patricia Hayes; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant son, Harold Dean Allen Jr. and one stepson, Scott Hayes.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Bill Davison officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home. www.irwinchapel.com
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