Robert J. Allen, age 77, of the Town of Lee, passed away peacefully at home on June 3, 2022, after his battle with lung cancer.
He was born April 2, 1945, in Rome, a son of the late Clarence and Caroline (Pitoniak) Allen, and graduated from Rome Free Academy. Bob was united in marriage to the former Gail L. LaSalle, on September 14, 1968, in St. Mary’s Church; she died on May 2, 2021. He formerly worked at Pettibone Corp, Rome Manufacturing and retired from DFAS after many years of service. He was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served in the United State Air Force.
Bob was also known as “Better Buy Bob,” and had a love for garage sales, buying and selling collectables, and collecting and fixing watches. However, his pride and joy were his grandchildren, and he was very excited about his new great granddaughter to be.
Bob is survived by his children, Robert J. II (Arlene) Allen of Vienna, Michelle Allen of Brewerton; grandchildren, Cheyan Benge, Trystan Waller, Jessica (Dustin) Hinson, Emily Allen, and Alex Kirk; great grandchildren, Natalie and Ryan Hinson; his brothers, John, Richard, and George (Betty) Allen; sisters, Shirley Jarvis, Carol Marmol; and a brother and sister-in-law, John and Elizabeth LaSalle. He was predeceased by a brother, Clarence Jr.; and his sisters, Kathleen Kotwica, Patricia Borden, and Betty Pawloski.
Bob’s family would like to thank the Hospice team and the nurses at Rome Hospital for all of their help and support.
Funeral services with Military Honors will be private. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street.