ROBERT EMMETT ALLEN
November 4, 1921 ˜ March 11, 2021
Robert Emmett Allen, 99, of Vancouver, WA, passed away peacefully March 11, 2021. He was born Nov. 4, 1921, in Vancouver to Elmer and Amelia Allen and graduated from Vancouver High School in 1940.
Robert met his lifelong wife, Gertrude in high school, and they were married July 25, 194l.
Robert was a WWII Veteran, where he served in the Navy on a destroyer escort The USS Seid. He was an electrician and his duties included the ship’s gyro and all ship communications. He was extremely proud of his naval career.
Robert was a construction superintendent with Pacific N.W. Bell for 42 years. He was a lifelong member of the Kalama Sportsmen’s Club and an avid fisherman. He enjoyed all his grandchildren’s activities. Robert and Gertie enjoyed their cabin on the Columbia River in Kalama, WA, and also spent many wonderful winters vacationing in Maui.
Robert is survived by his daughter, Terri (Rick) Closson; son, Steve (Cathy) Allen; grandchildren, Jon (Paige) Closson, Dustin (Stephanie) Allen, and Amanda (Brandon) Campbell; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertie; one brother, Harry; and grandson, Joel Closson.
A private family service will be held at Park Hill Cemetery in Vancouver.
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