Allen R. Alford

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Willard OH 44890 12/28/2013 10:00:00

Willard OH 44890 12/28/2013 11:00:00

Allen Ray Alford, 84, died on Saturday December 21, 2013 at The Willows in Willard, Ohio.
He was born on February 21, 1929 to the late Donald and Velma Alford in Columbus, Ohio. Allen graduated from Willard High School in 1947. He eloped with Helen J. Brooks on a very snowy November 24, 1950. They resided in Willard for many years before moving to Minford, Ohio in 1976. Allen spent his career working for CSX Transportation. In retirement Allen enjoyed flying his Beechcraft Musketeer with Helen up to their cottage on Johnson’s Island.
Allen is survived by his wife Helen, sons David (Susan) Alford of Manchester, TN; Bill (Patty) Alford of Monroeville, OH; and John (Jocelyn) Alford of Dublin, Ohio. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Doris Alford Dick of Shelby, Ohio.
Visitation will be held starting at 10 AM on Saturday December 28, 2013 at Grace United Methodist Church in Willard. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM followed by a luncheon at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Online condolences can be left at


Barb Eitle Elwood - Jan 8, 2014

Dear Alford family,
My deepest sympathies to all of you. May God give you peace through these difficult days. May you find comfort in the memories that you will always have.

Jim Wallery and Family - Dec 28, 2013

Helen, John, David, Bill and Families.
I was saddened to hear of Allen’s passing. Remembering all of the great memories from Liberty Rd and your husband’s/father’s part in so many of them. We will keep you in our prayers during this time time of sorrow. May God’s blessings be with you. Yours in Christ,
Jim, Bev, Brooke and Joe Wallery

Ken and Ann Wallery - Dec 27, 2013

Helen, David, Bill and John and families,
We are very sorry to hear about Allen’s passing. We a;ways liked him as well as the rest of you. Sorry we can’t be there in person
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Ken and Ann Wallery

Diane (Snook) Swartzmiller Family - Dec 26, 2013

Helen,and Family. I am saddened to hear of Allen’s passing.He was such a wonderful person and neighbor both on Liberty Rd and On Johnson’s Island. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God Bless and comfort you at this difficult time. Greg, Diane and Blaine

DouglaShellhammer - Dec 25, 2013

,,,Very sorry to read/see this news.A very hard-working man,,,and all of your family.
He could fix anything.
,,our prayers are with you.
Will try and make it to the service.
To Dave and Bill and John too.

Bob & LaVonne Ayres - Dec 24, 2013

Helen, Dave, Bill, John & families –
It was certainly sad to hear of Allen’s passing, & I’m sure the coming days will be difficult, but know that your family and friends have you in their thoughts and prayers. May God grant you the strength & peace to deal with the difficult days, & many fond memories in the years to come.

Steve & Gloria Ayres - Dec 23, 2013

Helen and family: Sorry to hear of your loss of your husband and father. Your family is in our prayers. May you be comforted by all of the loving memories of good times you have shared.

William B McDaniel - Dec 23, 2013

Helen – I’m so sorry to hear about Alan. I won’t be able to attend the funeral as I’m in AZ. We’ve always remembered you both. You were the best neighbors on Liberty Rd. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Bill

dale and Karen Stewart amd family - Dec 22, 2013

So sorry to hear of your dads passing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Dale and Karen

Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Dec 22, 2013

Dave and Bill and families,
I was so sorry to read of your father’s passing. May our merciful Father grant you comfort and peace at this difficult time.
God Bless you.
Cynthia Lewellen Branham
Summertown, TN

Scott Shellhammer - Dec 22, 2013

Helen and Family…..we were so sorry to hear of Allen’s passing. You are in our thoughts….the Shellhammers