COUNCIL #9259 - POTOMAC REMEMBERS
DEACON CHARLES ALLEN

 

Charles "Chuck" Christian Allen, 72, of Goodyear, Arizona, passed away surrounded by his family, Saturday, October 24, 2015. A celebration of life service was held Friday, October 30th at Holy Cross Cemetery, 9925 W Thomas Rd, Avondale, AZ 85392. Funeral Services were on Saturday, October 31st at St. Thomas Aquinas, 13720 W Thomas Rd, Avondale, AZ 85392. Father John Muir officiated. The burial followed at Holy Cross Cemetery. Chuck was born May 31, 1943 in Hobbs, New Mexico to Charles and Virginia Lee Allen. He graduated from the Air Force Academy class of 1965, retiring after 21 years of honorable service. He received his masters from Stanford in 1966 and he also received his BA in Theology from The College of Santa Fe in May of 1976. He was an active Catholic deacon of 38 years, incarnated in the Diocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico. On January 25, 1969 he married Judith "Judy" Liebeck. Chuck was employed as a Nuclear and Laser Physicist for Engility (formerly TASC) and he supported DTRA (Defense Threat Reduction Agency). He recently retired May 31st of 2015. He was also an avid handball player and was state champion of New Mexico in 1976. Chuck is survived by his wife Judy, three sons, Philip Michael Schueneman and wife Jennifer of Columbus, OH; Charles Randolph "Randy" Allen and wife Denise of Ahwatukee, AZ; Robert Christian Allen and wife Rachel of Dallas, TX; and daughter Laurie and husband Brandon Toombs of Goodyear, AZ; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild, three brothers, a sister, and his father Charles G. Allen and wife Margarette of Escondido, CA. He is preceded in death by his mother Virginia Lee Luther. Chuck, the oldest of five, was a loving father and grandfather. He loved to mentor his grandchildren in the areas of math and science and religion. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial gifts be designated to Mayo Clinic Hematology Research Program at Mayo Clinic, in memory of Charles C. Allen. Gifts can be mailed directly to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 13400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85259. A special thank you to Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ for their loving care and support.