November 26, 1928 – August 3, 2012
Reilly Allen died August 3, 2012 at the age of 83 at his home in Banning, California. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones after a short, but courageous battle with lung cancer. Reilly was born November 26, 1928 in Winnepeg, Manitoba to John and Mary Allen. In October, 1957 he married Joan Bauml of Marysburg, Saskatchewan, and they relocated to Los Angeles. He began his career in banking with Morris Plan, and in 1965 moved to Union Bank where he worked for 25 years and rose to the position of senior vice president. In 2002, Reilly and Joan moved to Sun Lakes adult community where he was involved with golf, bowling, bocce and many other activities. He loved Sun Lakes. Affectionately known as "Pop" by his family, Reilly was an avid sports fan. He especially loved hockey and watched his favorite team, the Los Angeles Kings, win their first Stanley Cup in June, 2012. Reilly will be fondly remembered for his great sense of humor and kind heart. He is predeceased by his parents, John and Mary, brothers John and Paul, and sisters Patricia and Kathleen. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joan, his children Theresa, Maureen, Paul and James, and his grandchildren Daniel, Jessica, Sean, Brian, Lauren, Mary Claire and Reilly, daughter-in-law, Julie and granddaughter-in-law Diane. Services will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church,1234 Palm Avenue, Beaumont, California - Rosary at 10:00 a.m.; Mass at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow in church hall. In lieu of flowers, please send your donations to Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church or to H.E.L.P., Inc., 53 S. 6th Street, Banning, California 92220.
- Funeral Mass And Rosary Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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August 13, 2012
Dear Joan and family,
Rita and I were very saddened to learn of Reilly's passing. I know these are difficult days for all of you. My prayers are with you.
What a wonderful husband and father. I always felt he lit up a room when he walked in. He had the gift to cheer everyone and bring laughter into a group.
May the many wonderful memories you share bring comfort to you. May the support of family and friends ease the loss.
May he rest in peace.
Sisters Ritamary and Corita Burnham
Edward and Eleanor Marshel
August 9, 2012
So sorry to hear about the passing of Reilly. We have so many fond memories of our neighborhood in North Whittier and the good times we had. Joan, may God Bless you and your wonderful family.
Ed and Eleanor Marshel, Moreno Valley, CA
August 8, 2012
I am truly sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Reilly Allen. I have so many fond memories of the Allen Family, my family's next door neighbors for so many years. Sending love and light to Joan, Terry, Rene, Paul, Jimmy, and their loved ones.