Russell C. Allen passed peacefully October 9, 2018. Dear husband of Carolyn (nee Westerheide). Preceded in death by his parents Ethel and Walter Allen, Loving father of Russell Jr. (Alina), Kenneth (Brenda) Allen, Gina(Michael) Murphy, John(Johnna) Marnatti, James (Kate) Marnatti & “adopted” son Ben Dumi. Dear brother of late Walter “Bud” Allen Jr (Carole), Ruth(Paul) Becker, William(Barbara) Allen, and Joanie Halter. Funny Grandpa to Audrey & Emily Allen, Sydney & Charles Murphy, Melina & Caroline Marnatti, Jacob Allen, Ellie, Maggie, and Max Marnatti. Russ was a St. Louis City firefighter, plumber, painting contractor, and gift shop businessman. He was formerly Patches the clown for the Moolah Shriners. Russ never met a stranger and was often greeted with “Hey Russ!” from an old friend anywhere he went. There was nothing this man couldn’t do. His baby blues will be missed by all.
St. Joseph Catholic Church, 567 St. Joseph Lane 63021. Visitation 11 am, Noon Mass Saturday Oct 13,2018. In Lieu of flowers please Donate to the Children’s Discovery Institute.