Joseph Gerald Allen age 86 of Novelty passed away peacefully on February 6, 2018. Beloved husband of Arlene, loving father of Eric. Dear cousin and uncle to many and his Aunt Bess. Joseph served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Air Force, then had a long career in business in many roles, such as national sales director and VP of operations. A 44-year member of The United Methodist Church of Chagrin Falls, he served in numerous capacities on committees, singing in the choir, and ushering. Joseph was passionate about contributing and staying active, therefore volunteering for numerous organizations beyond his church. He loved to engage people and make them laugh and had a stamp on his desk that read “Life is Good. Enjoy it.” Memorial Services 3:00 P.M. Sunday February 18th, 2018 at The United Methodist Church of Chagrin Falls 20 S. Franklin St. Chagrin Falls, OH. Arrangements by Stroud-Lawrence Funeral Home Chagrin Falls, Ohio. www.stroudlawrence.com
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