Charles Allen

June 04, 1934 ‒ February 20, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Charles Allen, age 80, of Old Mansfield Road, Mount Vernon, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Knox Community Hospital. He was born on June 4, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Lincoln and Rachel (Shiel) Allen. Charles retired from 20 plus years of employment as a conductor with the New York City Subway. He was a member of the Grace Brethren Church in Mount Vernon and the Kokosing Valley Central Railroad Club.

He is survived by his two nieces, Jane (Craig) Ochiltree of Maryland and Laura (Raymond) Krisa of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Lincoln Allen and a sister, Inez Elizabeth Slessinger.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.

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  • To my Uncle Charles
    I will miss you. The big teddy bear with a heart of gold, caring, and loved his family to the very end. Rest in peace my Uncle. I am sure you are with the rest of our family now all together once more. I will see again one day. I love you. Thanks for being my loving uncle.
    Love you always,

  • There are many qualities that I love about Charles, but there are three that especially stand out to me — his sincerity, his hopefulness and his faithfulness. Charles spoke with a simple genuineness that few have. He also spoke confidently of a bright future, but most importantly, he remained faithful to the end. I love Charles and I look forward to seeing him again!

    “Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, because “all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the word of the LORD endures forever. Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.” 1 Peter 1:22-25

  • Charles has been a very good friend to all of us at the Kokosing Valley Central Railroad model train club. I enjoyed helping him when he brought his trains into the club for repair and updates. We had a very good time researching model train information, hearing of his experience as a conductor, making great train memories, and working on the club layout. Charles was instrumental in finding ways to spread the news of our train club and events to the community and he will be missed very much.

  • So sorry to hear about “choo choo”. He was always fun to talk to when I visited. We’ve had many a good time. He will be missed.

  • My heart goes out to your family. I am so sorry for your loss. What pain hurts worse than the pain of losing someone that you love? Mr. Charles was loved and he will be dearly missed. A. Though the pain you’re feeling must seem unbearable, please remember that you are not alone. Psalms 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress.” Pray to Him for strength. Weep to Him when there are no words. One of the poets of the Bible said at Psalms 56:8, “You keep track of my wandering. Do collect my tears in your skin bottle.” You see, God understands your pain and He cares for you very much (1 Peter 5:7). And He will really help you get through this difficult time (Isaiah 41:10).

  • My sincere condolences to the family of Charles Allen. May you find comfort in your loving memories and in God’s promise to see our love ones again through the resurrection. (John 5:28,29) With deepest sympathy.