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Patricia Allen


Patricia Allen, 71, of Palm Harbor, Florida, passed away on August 20, 2018.  She was born in Camden, New Jersey and had been a longtime resident of Florida.

Pat met her husband Jim in her home after Christmas 1968. It was truly love at first sight and they eloped six months later in Pennsylvania. They recently celebrated forty-nine years of marriage.

Pat and Jim resided in Florida until Jim reenlisted in the Army in 1972. They were stationed in Germany for six years and it was during their time there that Pat developed a love for Europe. It was also where they welcomed their son, William J. Allen, Jr. into the world. They moved back to Florida in 1980 and have been in Florida ever since.

There were many things Pat loved in life including her husband, family, traveling, her church and she absolutely loved watching her grandchildren play sports. She really enjoyed spending time with her family and her favorite holiday of the year was Christmas. She attended First Christian Church in Clearwater and had been a member there since 1986.

Pat was a Medical Assistant for many years and served on the board of the Florida Medical Assistants of Florida, serving in all of the leadership positions. She has been the Secretary and Treasurer for The Veterans Group of Lake Tarpon since 2010; the President of Veterans Are Foundation (formerly the Veterans Aid Foundation) since 2011; and the facilitator of Bob’s Vets since 2015

She was presided in death by her parents, Charles Albert Patton and Elizabeth Marie Deal; and her sister, Carol Bruce. She is survived by her husband, William J. Allen, Sr.; son William J. Allen, Jr. and his wife Jennifer; sister, Betty Darby; brother, Charles Patton, Jr. and his wife Jackie; grandchildren, Tyler and Bradley Allen; Godchildren, Cathy Sue Bruce and Joe Darby; many nieces and nephews; many great nieces and nephews and many friends.

Services will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at the First Christian Church located at 2299 Drew Street, Clearwater, FL 33765. A time of gathering will commence at 9:00AM and a Memorial Service will follow at 10:00AM.  Patricia will be interred at Florida National Cemetery following a 2:30PM Committal Service.

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  • Linda Sarrell-Eberle says:

    Dear BJ and Jen,
    We were sorry to hear about the unexpected passing of your mom. Glen and I will continue to think of you and your family at this very sad and difficult time.
    Linda and Glen Eberle

  • Deb Brill says:

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My love, thoughts and prayers to you all. May the memories always be with you and know she is always with you.

  • Marsha Benedict says:

    Jim and family
    Pat will be missed by all her friends with Florida Society of Medical Assistants. She was a wonderful kind person.

    God bless you and your family.

  • Paul and Cathy E Schmidt says:

    Dear Jim, BJ and Jennifer, This is a beautiful tribute to a truly beautiful (inside and out) lady who will be missed by many many people. Our hearts go out to you at this great loss and we will continue to keep you in our prayers, asking God to comfort you as only He can. We know Pat is in the arms of Jesus! Love, Paul and Cathy, Eric and Heather, Courtney and Josh

  • Jerry & Rosie Westerfield says:

    Dear Jim and Family,
    We offer our prayers and love to you at this time of sorrow.
    Pat was a wonderful lady and will be deeply missed. We pray for the comfort and strength of our Lord to carry you at this time.
    Love and prayers to you all.

  • Susan Price says:

    Dear Family,

    Sorry for the loss of your beloved wife and mother. Pat was Aunt Pat to me and most of our Veteran Friends.
    Pat was a gift to all who knew and loved her.
    We share in your grief and will keep you in our prayers.
    I am grateful for the memories we share.
    Much love and respect.

    Gold Star Mother
    Susan Price

  • John and Diane Chittenden says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  • Deane Booth says:

    Dear Jim and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you after the home-going of Pat. I miss being with the church family at FCC but you can lean on them for support.

  • Marilou konen says:

    Her warm smile and loving heart will be so missed.
    May God with Jim and all the family.Marilou

  • Marty & Sandi Moskowitz says:

    Dearest Jim and Family….so sorry for your loss. We may have lost touch through out the years but, you and your family will always hold a special place in our hearts and many fun memories.

    The Moskowitz’s

    Marty, Sandi, Mitchell and Zachary

  • Larry and Linda Bogie says:

    Dear Jim, BJ, Jennifer and family,
    We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. May you have God’s comfort at this time.

    Prayers and Blessings to you,

    Larry and Linda Bogie

  • Margaret Basil says:

    Jim and family,
    I am shocked and saddened at the loss of Patricia. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Margaret Basil, DDS and staff