Allen Mason Mowery

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Mar 12 1934
Jun 1 2022
88 Years
Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Allen Mowery, age 88, of Coatesville, peacefully passed away at Freedom Village on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. He was the beloved husband, friend, and partner in life with the late Helen (Scott) Mowery who died in 2008. They were married for 52 years. Allen was the son of Edith (Mowery) Johnson and William Mowery. Allen was predeceased by his brother Wayne Mowery. He is survived by his three daughters Carolyn Utesch (husband Bill), Laurie Keen (husband Bill) and Sharon Paul (husband Scott), along with his 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Allen graduated from Coatesville High School in 1952 and then went to Perkiomen Prep School. After prep school, he got married to the love of his life, Helen, and enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1956 living in Virginia. After serving his time in the Reserve, Allen and Helen moved back to Coatesville, PA when he took on full time work as a home builder employed by John Eshelman, Reds Russell and Lowell Armstrong.

Allen transitioned to a professional office role at Lukens Steel in Coatesville where he was employed for nearly 25 years. For extra income Allen took on side jobs in carpentry and roofing for many years. After Helen got her Real Estate License, they invested in real estate renovating and reselling homes. They also began renting properties in Coatesville. For the past 20 years, Allen took on the hobby of repairing and selling lawn mowers throughout Chester Country.

Allen’s lifelong passion was sports, especially baseball. He played baseball starting in elementary school. He was a left-handed pitcher and a right-handed batter. He played varsity from 9th – 12th grade. After high school baseball, Allen then played varsity pitching for Perkiomen Prep School. He was very active in playing the Twilight League in the 1950s and 1960s. He also played on the Presbyterian “Presbys” Softball Team for nearly 15 years.

Allen treasured his family and enjoyed his friendships. He was a person of Christian faith and lived a life serving others in his church and community. His indomitable spirit encouraged his family and friends to persist in the face of life’s challenges.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 8th at 2:30 PM at the Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church, 1121 Octorara Trail, Parkesburg, PA 19365 with visitation at the church from 1:30 PM to the time of the service. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Services at 2:30 PM.

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In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a donation, please consider the American Heart Association. https://www.heart.org/ or your preferred charity.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg, PA. Online condolences can be posted online at www.wildefuneralhome.com

Service Date: 
Jun 8 2022 - 2:30pm
Service Location: 
Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church

Condolences

FAMILY OF ALAN MOWERY, SO VERY SORRY TO SEE ALAN HAS PASSED/ WE WERE CLASSMATES, CLASS 1952, & I CALLED ALAN MANY TIMES TO FIX THINGS IN MY HOUSE WHICH HE HELPED BUILD WHEN HE WAS WITH REDS RUSSELL, ALAN WAS A VERY FINE GENTLEMAN/ MAY YOUR MEMORIES CONSOLE YOU AT THIS TIME! RIP ALAN.  SINCERELY, NANCY (CIALINI) PITCHERELLA

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Prayers for the Family at this most difficult time in Life. 

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Allan was such a kind person.  He will definitely be missed at the cousin's reunion.  Blessings to the family.

Martha S. Gay

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Allen's Family and Friends....We were class mates, team mates and most of all, friends. Never met him without a smile on his face. Hold fast to the fond memories.

 

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I am so blessed that I met Allen at Little Chef in 2011 while working there. I then started to clean for his rental properties as tenants moved out and then his house. I enjoyed many special meals with him and many jokes he shared. He was an amazing kind, caring, and funny man. I will be praying for comfort to the family. 

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Your dad was a very kind man with a sense of humor.  We met your parents at Coatesville basketball games and kept in touch over the years.  He was so good to your mom and grieved over her illness.  We also talked about Indiana basketball and Leo high school since Leo was a rival of my high school, Arcola.  My sympathy to all of you.

Karen Cholminsky

 

 

 

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My most sincere condolences to you and your sisters, and family.. May God accompany you through this time.

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So very sad to hear the news of his passing. He was a great neighbor and friend. I guess I'll now have to sharpen my own mower blades. God bless you Allen and may you rest in peace.

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