Blaine R. Allen, 78, of Mansfield, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He married Patricia Blackwell on June 5, 1971 and they shared 46 years of marriage together. He was born on September 16, 1939 in Rutland Township, the son of the late Arvine and Jeanette (Sweely) Allen.
Blaine graduated from Wellsboro High School and was employed as a laborer with the former Corning Glass Works and OSRAM Sylvania glass plant in Wellsboro for nearly 40 years. He also proudly served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard. Blaine was a man of strong faith, as he read his Bible every day and regularly attended services at the Vineyard Church of Wellsboro. He was an avid sports fan, especially of NASCAR. More importantly, he was a dedicated supporter of the local Wellsboro Hornets sports teams and never missed an opportunity to attend a sporting event, especially if anyone in his family were competing. Blaine’s family was always the most important aspect of his life and he truly adored each of his grandchildren.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Patricia Allen of Mansfield; sons, Kyle (Kristi) Allen of Potterbrook and Ryan (Country) Allen of Morris Run; daughter, Lori (Brett) Kennedy of Wellsboro; ten grandchildren, Alicia, Lorynn, Landen, Holden, Karsen, Riley, Lucas, Logan, Leevi and Natasha; one great-granddaughter, Reagan; brothers, Dale (Sandra) Allen and Lance Allen, both of Wellsboro; sisters, Kaye (Kurt) Dodge of Glendale, AZ and Sallie (Lewis) Sticklin of Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents listed above, Blaine was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Sherry Allen.
Memorial contributions can be made in Blaine’s name to the Wellsboro All Sports Booster Club, 225 Nichols Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901.
There will be two sets of calling hours for Blaine, one set will be held on Tuesday evening, April 3, 2018 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm with another hour on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 11:00am until 12:00pm with his memorial service immediately following at noon on Wednesday. Both sets of calling hours and the memorial service will be held at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Pastor Carl Linscott will be officiating services and interment will take place in Tioga County Memorial Gardens.
To share your fondest memories of Blaine or to sign his guest book, please visit ww.tusseymosher.com.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., Wellsboro.
Wellsboro All Sports Booster Club
225 Nichols Street, Wellsboro PA 16901