Thomas R. Allison, Sr., 70, of Warren, PA. died Tuesday morning, July 1, 2014 at his residence of natural causes. He was born September 18, 1943 in Dubois, PA.
Tom was a 1961 graduate Dubois High School. He had served with the United States Army during Vietnam War. He has resided in Warren since 1970 and was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Bradford campus and St. Bonaventure University, Allegany, N.Y. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Education Administration.
He was employed with Sears, Roebuck and Company as a catalog store manager in Warren from 1970 until 1986. He was assistant principal at Warren Area High School and Principal of Youngsville High School, retiring from the Warren County School District. Tom enjoyed his retirement working on his antique and classic cars, gardening, attending car shows and love animals. He was a member of the H.H. Franklin Club. His greatest joy was in his family and spending time together, especially at the beach.
He is survived by his mother, Eula D. Gould Allison of Dubois, PA., his wife of 35 years, Theresa “Terri” Dorrion Allison whom he married July 27, 1979, 4 Children – Thomas R. Allison, Jr. of Ocala, FL., Joseph Thomas Allison and wife, Rachel, Shawn Patrick Allison and wife, Anique all of Elmira, N.Y., Kristen Camille Allison-Johnson and husband, Neil of Kane, PA., Mother-in-law, Sally Dorrion of Clarendon, PA., 1 Brother – Calvin E. Allison and wife, Cheryl of Waldorf, MD., 2 brother-in-laws, Thomas W. Dorrion, Jr., and wife, Debbie of Warren, PA., Scott Dorrion and wife, Michelle of Williamsburg, VA., 2 Grandchildren – Felicia Jones and husband, Owen of North Carolina, Arielle Louise Allison of Elmira, N.Y., 2 Great Granddaughters, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Joseph Allison,
Father-in-law, Thomas William Dorrion, Sr., 1 Brother-in-law, Timothy D. Dorrion. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. In observance of the 4th of July, nothing will be held on Friday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. Fr. James Gutting Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, Warren, PA. full military honors will be conducted by the John Gertsch Memorial Vietnam funeral detail and the U.S. Army. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through A SAFE Place, 210 North Drive, Suite C., Warren, PA., 16365 or McKean County S.P.C.A., 80 Glenwood Avenue, Bradford, PA., 16701 or the Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department, 539 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA. 16365. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com