John Ti­mothy Allen, fed­eral worker

Baltimore Sun - - OBITUARIES - — Jacques Kelly

John Ti­mothy Allen, a fed­eral in­for­ma­tion spe­cial­ist, died of heart dis­ease Nov. 13 af­ter be­ing trans­ported to Howard County Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal. The Sav­age res­i­dent was 63.

Born in Bal­ti­more and raised on Glenoak Av­enue in Hamil­ton, he was the son of Ray Hamil­ton Allen Jr., a Crown Cen­tral Petroleum em­ployee, and Anne Marie New­man, a nurse at what is now Mercy Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

He was a 1971 grad­u­ate of Calvert Hall Col­lege High School. He earned a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in agri­cul­tural eco­nom­ics at the Univer­sity of Mary­land, Col­lege Park, then re­ceived a mas­ter’s de­gree in poul­try en­docrinol­ogy from the school.

Mr. Allen was a tech­ni­cal in­for­ma­tion spe­cial­ist at the fed­eral De­part­ment of Agri­cul­ture’s An­i­mal Wel­fare Cen­ter, where he had worked since 1992.

Ear­lier, he had worked at the Hamil­ton An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal in North­east Bal­ti­more and was a phar­ma­col­o­gist for Nova Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, East­man Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals and Ster­ling Drug.

Mr. Allen was an an­i­mal wel­fare ad­vo­cate. Fam­ily mem­bers said he had served on nu­mer­ous com­mit­tees that fo­cused on that topic.

Over the years he kept Aus­tralian shep­herd dogs, cats, chick­ens, fish and frogs at his home.

He en­joyed trav­el­ing, gar­den­ing, brew­ing beer and set­ting up a Christ­mas train gar­den. He coached his daugh­ter’s recre­ational soc­cer teams. A life cel­e­bra­tion is pri­vate. Sur­vivors in­clude his wife of 29 years, Michele Boswell, a Na­tional In­sti­tutes of Health lab­o­ra­tory co­or­di­na­tor; a daugh­ter, Erin Marie Allen of Sav­age; and his brother, Michael Gre­gory Allen of Mar­ble­head, Mass.

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