Allen, Frederick

Written by David Green.

Fredrick Jay Allen, 62, died May 3, 2013, surrounded by his family.

Fred was born April 4, 1951, to the late Walter and Helen (Rushlow) Allen in Watertown, New York, and graduated from Watertown High School in 1969. On May 28, 1973, Fred married Regina Terzini in Watertown. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and received an honorable discharge in 1974. Upon his return from the military, Fred relocated to Syracuse, New York, for 20 years. While living in Syracuse, Fred was a member of the Carpenters Union and was later employed by General Motors Corporation. He also served several years with the Lyncourt Volunteer Fire Department. Fred transferred to Morenci in 1993 to continue employment with General Motors Corporation/Delphi Automotive Systems, retiring in 2006, after 30 years of service.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Christina (and James) Knight of Connorsville, Ind., Tracey (and David) Harvey, Jr., of Adrian, Mich., Maria Allen of Schenectady; a son, Frederick J. Allen, Jr., Toledo, Ohio; grandchildren, Jacob, Ciarra, Brian, Michael, David, Jordan, Karissa, Isaiah, Noah, Jermaine, Jr., and Michael; sister, Mary Allen; brothers, Thomas (and Bertha) Trygar and Bruce Allen, all of Watertown; mother-in-law, Margaret Terzini; sister-in-law, Barbara (and Gregory) Fernandez, both of Syracuse; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his half-brother, John "Jack" Allen; sister-in-law, Anne Trygar, of Watertown; and father-in-law, Amelio "Chops" Terzini, of Syracuse.

Fred will be remembered by his family for his great sense of humor, motorcycling, barbecuing, camping, ice fishing, snowmobiling, his love of the New York Yankees, Elvis and country music and spending time with his friends at Morning Fresh Bakery.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at St. Caspar Catholic Church in Wauseon, Ohio. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

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