Steven R. Allen passed away suddenly May 2 in Chicago of a massive heart attack. He was 54.
Allen was born Sept. 29, 1954 in Canton, Ohio. He was a graduate of Oakwood High School and Wittenberg University. He worked for newspapers in Bucyrus and Xenia, Ohio, before moving to Chicago, where he worked at the law firm of Berger, Newmark and Fenchel for the past 25 years. He had been a member of Chi-Town Squares Dance Club for 22 years.
Allen was preceded in death by his father, George Allen ( 2007 ) and sister, Patricia Epstein ( 2008 ) . He is survived by his mother Betty Allen, sister Barbara Frank, brother and sister-in-law John and Elaine Allen, brother David Allen, two nieces, four nephews, one great niece and his extended family of friends in Chicago. A Chicago memorial service celebrating Allen's life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at 5040-60 N. Marine. Longtime friend Rev. Jeffrey Phillips will be officiating.