- 85 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 24, 1929
- Date of passing: Apr 12, 2015
|Let the memory of Allen be with us forever|
Allen Dean Crouch, 85, died peacefully at Consulate Health Care in Port Charlotte, Florida, on April 12 after a long illness.
Born on December 24, 1929, in Freeport, Pennsylvania, Allen was raised in Youngstown, Ohio, and was a graduate of Youngstown College. He was a longtime resident of Cincinnati and Punta Gorda, Florida, before settling in Port Charlotte. He worked for 23 years as a sales representative for Fieldcrest Mills and later retired from the John Kenney Company.
A talented baseball player in his youth, Allen was a lifelong avid New York Yankees fan (with apologies to his daughter Jill and the Boston Red Sox).
Allen is survived by his wife of 13 years, Marilyn Miller of Port Charlotte and Towson, Maryland; his daughters, Jill Crouch of Boston and Jennifer Kenney of Miami; and his son-in-law, John Kenney, and granddaughter, Molly Jean Kenney, both of Miami. He also leaves behind Marilyn’s extended family, including her daughter Laurie Hemphill, of Cockeysville, Maryland; her daughter and son-in-law Cathy and Rick Armstrong, of Towson; and several grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his first wife of 49 years, Jean Crouch
Allen was fortunate to have had many good friends. His daughters would like to give special acknowledgement to Pam and Charlie Danner, Ron Kagan, Jack Callahan, and his wonderful nurse Judy McCullough and her team from Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte, including Alexandra, Betsy, and Martha. Heartfelt thanks also to his favorite nurses and aides at Consulate Port Charlotte and to Bill, Jim, Larry, Sharon, and the other neighbors and volunteers who spent time with him during his final year. If we have missed anyone, know that we are grateful for your kindness.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Allen’s name be sent to the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County, 3519 Drance Street, Port Charlotte, FL 33980.
Allen may be kindly remembered at icscremationandfunerals.org
"Marilyn, Bill's mom, Mickey, sends you prayers of comfort - as do our WI friends, Jan and Bill Nicholson. They know this must be a very difficult time for you and the whole family."
"My Dad was a wonderful man and the best father we could have asked for. He deserved much more than the hand life delt him in his final years, but he accepted things with his usual humor and grace. I was fortunate to have spent a lot of time with him during his thirteen months at Consulate and for that I am grateful. His death leaves a big hole in my life and in my heart. I will miss him as I loved him very, very much..."
"Allen was a great conversationalist which made him good company whenever we were together. He always asked interesting questions and was eager to engage new ideas. I will miss our fun times and lively discussions. Dave Groth"
"What a fun brother-in-law! We were so happy for Marilyn and Allen together. When we were with them, he would always be sure to have a lively conversation going. He was genuinely interested in everyone around him. The world needs more like him."
"We always looked forward to being with Allen and Marilyn. He had a smile on his face and a happy voice on the phone when we spoke to him.
We had a wonderful river boat trip with the two of them and while together they celebrated their Anniversary. Allen always asked about our sons and families. He was interested in everyone and made us feel good even when he wasn't feeling himself. We will miss him."
"How fortunate I was to have him in my life - a kind, gentle soul."
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