John Thomas Allen

June 14, 1943October 24, 2010

John T. Allen Died on Sunday, October 24, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer in Novato, CA. John was born June 14, 1943 in San Francisco to Ann C. and James J. Allen. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1961 and entered the U.S. Navy, where he retired as a Master Chief serving on several ships and submarines in his 20 years of service. He then worked at Analyst Inc., where he retired in 2009. John enjoyed golfing, riding his Harley, bicycling, and was an avid 49ers and Giants Fan. John is survived by his wife of 44 years, Diane, sons Matt and John, daughter-in-law Jodi, sister Marylou, brother Jerold and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Saturday, November 6th at Keaton's Redwood Chapel of Marin, 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato at 11:00 AM. A celebration of his life will also be held after the service at the Wild Fox, Alameda Del Prado, Novato. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Please share your memories /condolences at the following website www. (search John Allen)


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Nick Gordon

November 23, 2010

Thank You John for being a Friend, and how could I ever forget the times you saved the day by doing all the valve jobs on my 1960 Corvair while we were at Nuke School, and the fun in Saratoga as roomates and the winter storm of 64-65 that iced us in. Thank you for overlooking all my faults, and finding the spot in my heart where you shall forever remain. To Diane and all his Family, I share deeply your pain at our loss. May John be blessed with God's ultimate reward and wait for us all to join him once more in Heaven. Amen, Nick Gordon EMCM(SS) USN Ret.

Joel Mountain

November 8, 2010

John was a friend and part of our family at Analysts. He often talked about his family, his dog, his Harley and camping. John - I know Bodega is waiting to be with you. You will be missed. Diane and family, it was with great sorrow I heard of the loss of John. I hope all the good times with John will help ease his loss.

Eric and Ada Aylor

November 6, 2010

Diane, Matt, John and Jodi,
We are so sorry for your loss. We know how special he was to all of you. He will always be with you in your heart and your memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our deepest sympathy.

Cary Forgeron

November 4, 2010


John was a very special part of our lives. Eric and I enjoyed the time we got spend with him at the Oakland office. He had a large impact on us both at work and at play. We will always remember the baseball games and skipping out early to play a round of golf in Alameda.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. John will be missed.

Laura Machado

November 3, 2010

John and Jodi,
I was sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
Blessing to you and the rest of the family.
Laura,Johnny,Ashley and Randy

November 3, 2010

Rest easy Master Chief, the watch is passed.

November 2, 2010

Diane, Matt, John & Jodi, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. John was such a great person always made me smile. When I visited, he was a great tour guide and he loved every minute of it! He was so proud of San Francisco and of his family. I know you will miss him dearly, but remember he is at peace. He is with you in spirit every minute of every day. The world was a better place because of him. Love to all of you, Bonnie, Carmen, Carmen Jr. & Amara.

Dot Savarese

November 2, 2010

Diane, Matt, John and Jody
Our prayers go out to you on your loss. John was a great husband, father and cousin. He will be missed. Dort

November 1, 2010

Dear Diane,Matt,and John,
Thinking of you at this sad time and wishing you Gods peace.
Love, Eric and Gretchen

Marian Marks

October 31, 2010

Dear Diane and family, John was very special to me and my sister as we were growing up in San Francisco. We went through Giannini Jr. High with John as well as Lincoln High School. We spent many a lunch hour sitting on the big cement "stairs" sharing food (the guys were always hungry) and getting into a little mischief. I was happy to hear that John followed his dream of going into the navy and that he made such a success of his life. His long marriage and wonderful family also speaks well of him. Please know that in the 50 years since high school that I have thought of John often and will continue to do so. I am so sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Marian Haughee Marks