Robert A. Allen, Jr.

As a Navy Junior, Bob lived at locations where his father was stationed. His early life included being born in Pensacola, living in Honolulu on 7 December 1941 and then calling San Diego and Norfolk home. Bob graduated from Norfolk Catholic High School and attended Severn Prep School before entering the Naval Academy. He found little trouble in adapting to Academy life and he and his family were gracious hosts to many of his classmates when they could make it to Norfolk.


After graduating from the Academy, Bob attended Supply Corps School. His first assignment was as Supply Officer on MISSISSINEWA. In the early ‘60s he served with a Military Advisory Group (MAG) in Ethiopia and was a Supply Officer in Danang, Vietnam in 1965 and 1966. He returned stateside to a joint assignment with the U.S. Army and from 1968-1970 was assigned as the Assistant Supply Officer of BON HOMME RICHARD out of San Diego. He subsequently served in several shore assignments and retired in 1976.


After leaving the Navy, Bob held business management positions on the West Coast. While working in San Francisco, Bob bought and lived on a sailboat in Brisbane, just south of the city. On leaving Brisbane, he moved to Florida to live near his parents.  Bob died on 10 May 1998 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease at a home in Lakeland, FL. His remains were cremated and his ashes scattered at sea. He is survived by his mother, a brother, four children and six grandchildren.