Robert John Allen,
89, of Indianapolis, departed this life Wednesday, October 3, 2018. He was born December 16, 1928 in Rochester, NY to the late Robert John and Lorraine Allen. Robert was a graduate of Shortridge High School.
Robert was a longtime and dedicated sales associate for Tom O'Brien Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge from 1965 to 2005. The "Robert J. Allen Sales Award," was established in his honor for recognizing the top sales professional each year for the family of Tom O'Brien Dealerships.
He was an avid sports' fan. He was a bat boy in Indianapolis, Indiana (Bush Stadium 50 Year Bat Boy Award) from 1944 to 1945, played professional baseball in Kentucky and Florida from 1950 to 1953, played and managed semi-pro baseball in Indianapolis (Southside Saints) from 1953 to 1963, and was an avid bowler from 1955 to 2005, including being the Indiana State Champion in 1986.
Robert is survived by three children, Vickie Poling (Inlet Beach, Florida) Doreen York (Indianapolis, Indiana), Robert Allen (Booneville, Indiana); three step-children, Rick Geartner (Indianapolis, Indiana), Rod Geartner (Key West, Florida), and Robert Geartner (Panama City, Florida); sister, June Cotton (Indianapolis, Indiana).
Visitation for Robert will begin at 11:30 am on Saturday, October 13th and conclude at time of services at 12:00 pm in Leppert Mortuary - Nora Chapel. Interment follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.
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I had worked with Bob for years at Tom O’Brien CDJR. I can always recall his keen sense of humor.
A great sales manager. He was “ getting her done “ before Larry the Cable guy was born.
A classic scholar and gentleman. He will be missed.
Condolences and prayers lifting up his family as they grieve his loss.
Grandpa, you were such a wonderful person to know and have in life. I was blessed to have you in my life and I will forever remember and love you! I know your first night in heaven you were bowling, I heard you in the sky! Fly high Grandpa and don't forget to do the turkey dance 😘! Love you! ❤️
It was truly a pleasure working with Bob during my years at Tom O'Brien. I will never forget what a truly professional sales person he was. Keeping his family in my thoughts and prayers!!!
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