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Walter Clark Allen

01/15/1950 - 11/25/2022


Obituary For Walter Clark Allen

passed away Nov. 25, 2022. He was a long-time resident of Absecon, New Jersey before moving to Port Republic in 1998. He was enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps 1970-74 and then worked a 32-year career in the U.S. Air Force 177th Air National Guard as an aviation electrician until his retirement. He spent 10 summers as an electrician at Stockton University. He was a former volunteer firefighter for the Port Republic Fire Company. He held a boiler operator Black Seal License. Clark’s wife of 45 years was the love of his life. She and their children were his world. They called him Mr. Fix-It because he could do anything. He made renewable energy a way of life for his family as a state leader in installing solar at his home. He played basketball and football at Pleasantville High School and played basketball at Montclair State University while he attended. He played in various local and military softball leagues. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family and their dogs, Rusty and Sunny.

Clark is predeceased by his parents, C. Clifford Allen, Jr. and Harriet (Clark) Sooy. He is survived by his wife, Sheryl (Fitzpatrick) Allen, his children, Susan and Cody, his brother, Charles Clifford Allen III (Cynthia), of Beverly, Mass., and niece, Kate Schultz and her sons, Sam and Leo, of Minneapolis.

The visitation will be 11AM-12:30PM on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Parsels Funeral Home at 324 New Jersey Ave. in Absecon. A service will immediately follow at 12:30PM at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery in Estell Manor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be placed at www.parselsfh.com.


1 Dec

Memorial Gathering

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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1 Dec

Memorial Service

12:30 PM

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1 Dec

Graveside Service

01:45 PM

Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery 109 Boulevard Route 50 Mays Landing, NJ 08330 Get Directions »
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  • 12/02/2022

    Clark, you will be missed my friend. You were like a father to me. Thank you for all your advice and guidance. The Coston family offers our deepest condolences to the Allen family. I am honored to have know Clark for so many years at the 177th ANG. He will also be in my thoughts along with his family. See you on the other side my brother. Love you. Christopher J Coston.

  • 11/30/2022

    To Sheryl, Susan and Cody - Clark and I worked together in the Air Guard chasing sparks, and he spent many days trying to teach me how to shoot the basketball into the net; a great sportsman and friend to all who knew him. Rich (Morty) Morton

  • 11/30/2022

    Sheryl, Susan, and Cody, I would like to express my sincere condolences for your loss. I am so sorry that I will not be able to make the services. I worked with Clark for many years at the 177th FW. I guess if you asked me what I remembered most about Clark, it would be that reassuring smile he always seemed to have. Clark was an excellent technician, but more importantly a great individual who will be missed by many. Bill Sciarretta

  • 11/30/2022

    To Sheryl, Susan and Cody. We are so sad to hear about Clark. Many memories for us from years ago. Sorry we haven't seen any of you for a long time. We'll be thinking of you and of course always will remember Clark. Love, Jay and Nancy Hewett

  • 11/30/2022

    I worked with Clark in the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at the 177th Fighter Wing. He was always upbeat and positive and a great person to have around. Our prayers and condolences go out to you in your time of loss.

  • 11/30/2022

    Work with Clark in 2018. As a new employee at Stockton I felt as if he took me under his wing.He was always friendly and helpful to me .When it came to getting full time employment at the college he spoke on my behalf and helped me get my job.I will miss him.So sorry for your loss. AndrewPalmentieri

  • 11/29/2022

    I am very sorry to hear of Clarks passing. Rest in Peace

  • 11/29/2022

    Clark and I were in the 177th for years. He was well liked, respected, admired and dependable. The world is slightly diminished with his passing. He'll be missed by many. John McGhee

  • 11/29/2022

    Clark was my neighbor since moving across the street from me in Port Republic. We shared many things, stories, yard work, tools, coffee @ Wawa, dinners, the Fire Company, quite a few laughs and even more Yuengling Beers! I didn't expect him to depart to the hereafter so quickly! I already miss him riding his John Deere across his front lawn! Rest in Peace my Friend! Dean Wood Duncan

  • 11/29/2022

    I met Clark about a year ago at JJs Diner when I would stop there for breakfast when they opened a couple days a week. I didn't know anybody and noticed that Clark was a regular customer because he knew a lot of people and all the employees. I would say hello to him and he didn't appear to hear me and made a face. Little did I know he was hard of hearing like me. Eventually we began talking and I learned he was a Marine, like me and we began exchanging stories, laughing and making fun of one another. The short time I've known him he has enriched my life with joy and happiness and breakfast at JJs will have a void and will never be the same without his presence Semper-Fi Clark Gary Robinson

  • 11/29/2022

    My deepest condolences to Sheryl, Susan and Cody. Clark was a very good person to work with and in general to be around. We worked together at Stockton one summer, he taught me a lot about his trade, and we had a good time doing it. I'm a better person for knowing Clark and he will truly be missed. Kirby Rohm

  • 11/28/2022

    To Sheryl, Susan and Cody - Your husband, father and friend, our dear "Clark", was larger than life, tall and confident and a fighter until the end. Know that you all were his world, the very reason for his existence. Words cannot express the pain that we feel for your loss...But we know that his presence, his stellar, quiet, caring and faithful presence, will always be near you, within you, beside you, never to part. We are blessed to have known a man such as he... with sincere sympathy, Sandy and Tony Leone.

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