CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. -- Richard D. Allen Sr., a resident of Cliffside Park, died Friday, Feb.26. He was 85.
He was with the U.S. Marine Corps for a total of four years rising to the rank of sergeant. He also was a Korean War veteran, who received the Purple Heart for his services. He also was a member of the Brotherhood of the Frozen Chose, which was a 17-day battle that began in 1950 during North Korea's coldest winter in a century. Afterwards, he worked for Lever Brothers in Edgewater for 35 years.
He is survived by his children, Richard Allen Jr. and his wife Jean, Bobby Allen Sr. and his wife Christine and Frank P. Allen; grandchildren Robert Jr., Matthew, Richard III, Christopher, Billy, Elizabeth and Frank Jr.; great-grandchildren Daniel, Caleb, Michael, Elijah, Richard IV, Kayla, Billy, Nathan and Olivia; sister Judith Matteis Acquaire; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Mary and Frank Allen; and his wife Margaret Allen.
The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at McCorry Brothers, 780 Anderson Aven., Cliffside Park followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at Sacred Heart R.C. Church, 9034 Barr Place, North Bergen. Burial will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.
Donations in lieu of flowers to any military organization of your choice would be appreciated.