James E. Allen Sr.September 20, 1952 ~ November 30, 2017 (age 65)
James E. Allen Sr., 65 of Perth Amboy, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at his residence.
James was born and raised in Bronx, New York, before moving to Perth Amboy 23 years ago. He was employed by MABSTOA, New York, NY for 35 years as a bus driver. He retired in 2014. Through the years he loved baseball and he even tried out for the New York METS, loved playing basketball, a music aficionado and enjoyed playing video games with his children, nieces and nephews. James was an avid chess player, loved to travel and even having an elegant dinning experience.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Wilhelmina Allen; loving son of James B. and Julia May ( nee Fords ) Allen.
James is survived by his beloved children Tonya E. Allen Downes and her husband Anderson, Andria A. Allen and her husband Sheldon Johnson, James E. Allen, Ashanti N. Allen Willis and her husband Norman A. IV, Christopher V. , Tara D. Allen; dear brother of Linda A. Allen ~ Hughes ~ Smith and Gary W. and his wife June Allen; adored grandfather of Andrew A., Bryant M., Keishaun D. and Zynir A. Downes, Sheldon R. and Shadiya M. Allen, Daesean T. & Shariff Johnson, Dyamond T. & Norman A. Willis V, Davonte T. and Noah A. Willis, James E. III & Cam'Ron X Allen; cherished uncle of Robert S. Hughes, Gary W. Allen, Jr., Dawn T., Tiffany L. and BrieAnna N. Allen; many aunts, uncles, great nieces, nephews and cousins throughout the globe.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm with Pastor Ellen Chamberlain officiating. Interment will be private. Visiting is Thursday from 2 ~ 4 pm.