Robert L. Allen

Robert Lee Allen, Sr., 65, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013, at Albany Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Brooksville, Fla., he was the son of Hardy Allen and Alice Inez Simmons.

Bobby served and was honorably discharged from the United States Army. He worked for Albany International Airport for 13 years, Albany Transport for 8 years and Anchor Motor Freight, Inc. for 9 years. In his free time, Bobby enjoyed camping, football, NASCAR and spending time with his grandchildren.

Bobby will be missed by his wife of 17 years, Tammy Allen; children Robert L. Allen, Jr., of Mattydale, N.Y., Jamie (Heather) Allen of Johnstown, and Mathew Allen (SueAnne) Walker of Fort Sill, OK; siblings Wilbert Allen, Marie Williams, Ronald Allen and Patricia Lopez; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 1:00 pm at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie. Memorial calling hours will precede the service from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 in Bobby’s name. To leave a special message online for the family, visit