Esther G Allen

April 23, 1918June 27, 2011

Esther G. Allen Ross Township

Esther G. (Gatewood) Allen, 93, of Ross Township, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late David R. Allen Sr.; loving mother of David R. (Lois) Allen Jr. and the late Nelson D. Allen; and grandmother of Scott D. Allen, Daniel R. Allen and Donna Lee Jones. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and son, she was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren, Scott Allen Jr. and Jessica Lee Jones. Esther was a member of St. Lukes Lutheran Church and the Wissahickon Nature Club. Esther was a well-known naturalist in Western Pennsylvania. Services are private. Arrangements by H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444. In lieu of flowers, donations mat be made to the charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be made to


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July 1, 2011

Esther was a remarkable woman. At her age she remembered names of wildflowers with no hesitation and could recognize even the leaves. She was wonderful teacher and good humored. I have always admired her. We have lost a talented lady.
My condolences,
Dorothy Kotsenas

Barry Schell

June 30, 2011

Hello Dave & Lois,
Please know you have our very deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear mother. We just learned of her passing today (Wednesday). She was a real special lady & touched many lives. If you are still in Pgh. please give us a call. Love, Dolly & Barry