(Submitted by Dan Honan)
John E. Allen, 73, of Newtown, a longtime highway worker, died May 14 in Danbury Hospital.
Born in Norwalk March 5, 1938 he was the son of the late Myer C. and Mildred F. (Kriewald) Allen. John Allen was raised in Westport and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
For 25 years, Allen was employed by the Town of Newtown Highway Department until his retirement. He was a member of the Connecticut Yankee Chapter Truck Club.
Allen was survived by his son, John C. Allen of Newtown; a grandson, John Allen of Waterbury; a step-son, James Tucciarone and his wife, Lisa of Attleboro,MA.; a step-daughter, Diane Kamerzall and her husband Jim of Daytona,FL; and four sisters, Jeanne Fowler of Willington, Joyce Fraser of Woodbury, Bernice Camp of Lake Helen, FL and Cheryl Infante of Danbury.
A graveside service will be held noon, Monday May 23 at the Newtown Village Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday May 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the , 58 Main St., Newtown.