Mark James Allen
Mark James Allen died peacefully at his home with his family gathered by his side on Friday, June 17, 2011. Mark was born in Rutland, VT on January 3, 1956. He was 55 years of age.
Mark retired from the United States Air Force after 17 years of service. At the time of his death, he was employed by Computer Science Corporation, a contractor for the Department of Defense.
Mark earned an Associates Degree in Mathematics from Adirondack Community College; a Bachelors Degree in Economics from State University of New York, Albany, NY; a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech; and a Masters Degree in Systems Management at State University of New York at Binghamton, NY.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents James and Marjorie nee Wagner Allen.
He is survived by his wife Carole nee Storment; sons Justin and wife Cynthia Allen of Edwardsville, IL; Brandon Allen of Bay Shore, NY; and one daughter Amanda Allen of Glen Carbon, IL; a brother Richard and his wife Lynnette Allen, of Tewksbury, MA; a sister Paula and her husband Mike Freed of Grand Rapids, MI; nephews Daniel and Michael Allen; nieces Laura and Caroline Freed, Cheryl Freed Allis and husband Nathan.
Mark is also survived by three step-daughters: Tuesday Ashner and her husband Michael of Carbondale, IL; Tiffany Reid of Clarksville, TN; and Tracey Roumillat of Frankfort, KY; three step-grandchildren: Taylor Robert Reid, Karisa Roumillat, and Dalton Reid.
Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 8:00pm Monday, June 20, 2011 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville, IL 62062.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Grace Doctrine Church, 1821 South River Road, St Charles, MO with Pastor Joe Griffin officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois in Belleville, IL.
Condolences may be made at www.barrywilsonfuneralhome.com.
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