May 21, 2018

Robert L. Allen Jr.


Robert L. Allen Jr., 67 of Seekonk, formerly of Barrington, passed away with his wife and daughter by his side on August 29, 2017 at The Miriam Hospital. He was the son of the late Robert L. and Irma (Inman) Allen and the brother of the late Carol Lou Allen. He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Norman) Allen for 41 years. Bob was a Certified Public Accountant for nearly 40 years and a partner of the former Allen, Duquette & Associates, Inc. for 30 years. Bob was a long-time member of the Pawtucket Rotary Club and served as treasurer.
He is survived by his daughter Rebecca (Allen) Leonhardt, her husband Jared and his grandchildren Weston and Emerson of Swansea. He is also survived by his niece Lisa (Norman) Graham and her family and his nephew Steven Norman of Swansea.
Bob was a 1967 graduate of Seekonk High School and a 1971 graduate of Colby College. He received his MBA from Bryant College in 1979. Bob was awarded the Nicholas Picchione Silver Medal for earning the second highest score in Rhode Island on the CPA exam in 1979.
Bob's greatest passion in life was ham radio. He was a licensed amateur radio operator for 53 years. Bob, known as KM1X to other hams, was a member of the Associated Radio Amateurs of Southern New England, Inc. since he was a young teenager and served as treasurer. He was also a member the American Radio Relay League for 45 years. He especially enjoyed participating in contests where he had to contact as many stations as possible within a certain amount of time. Through Morse code, he was able to communicate with people all over the world.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, September 15 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at J.H. Williams & Co. Funeral Home, 210 Taunton Avenue, Route 44, East Providence. His funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Christian Congregational Church, 1113 GAR Hwy., Route 6, Swansea. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Associated Radio Amateurs of Southern New England, Inc., 54 Kelley Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916, in Bob's name would be greatly appreciated.
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