Walter P. Allen, Jr. “Sonny"

Walter P. Allen, Jr. “Sonny”, 80 of New Castle passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 5, 2017 at Heartland Hospice House.

Sonny was born in Wilmington and grew up in “The Flats”, the son of the late Helen R. (Gilmore) and Walter P. Allen, Sr. He was a 1954 graduate of Wilmington High School and served in the Delaware Air National Guard.  Walt retired in 1993 as an insurance agent with Prudential Insurance after more than 30 years.  He served as an usher for the University of Delaware football games for over 25 years and the Wilmington Blue Rocks for 20 years.  He was also a season ticket holder for the University of Delaware basketball program.

Sonny was a member of the Our Lady of Fatima Leisure Group and he coached CYO basketball for the church and baseball for Suburban Little League. He was an avid bowler and once rolled a perfect 300 game.  He was an active member of the Stahl Post traveling Tailgaters Club. As a Grandad he was extremely proud of his grandson's and was their  #1 fan especially at their football games at St. Mary’s and Salesianum.  Walt was predeceased by his sisters, Lillian Ellicott and Doris Dougherty and his brother, Robert Allen.

Sonny will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 60 years Geraldine (Rucinski) Allen; his son, Kevin S. Allen of Townsend; his daughter, Kim S. Allen of New Castle; his grandsons, Damian (fiancée, Lauren), Brandon and Zachary; his nieces and nephews Michele and Jacki, Lynn, Nancy, Beverly, Steve, and Bobby, his favorite sister-in-law, Elaine Kryspin of Lewes and his faithful companion and dog Bailey.

A vistation will be held on Monday evening, from 5PM to 7PM, with a funeral service beginning at 7PM at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, where friends may call after 5 PM.  Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to either Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804 or Salesianum Alumni Association, 1801 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19802.


Submitted by Kim on
Hey dad, I miss you so much.You fought a long hard battle this past year, and you continued the fight up until the very end. All of us knew how tired you were that day, but family was your life, your everything and you were determined to take every last second and enjoy the time that you still had with us. I know at the end you were not able to speak to me but I knew you were still there with me in my heart. The day you left me, my heart broke and it will be broken for a few days,but It wont be that way for long because I feel you in my heart everyday and I know you are know longer suffering and you are now at peace.Have fun up there dad. Enjoy reuniting with Mom & Pop Pop, Aunt Doris, Aunt Lillian and Uncle Bob and the rest of our family. They welcomed you with open arms and I'm sure a nice Scotch & Water. I will cherish all the time I had with you dad. You are truly one of a kind. I could not have asked for a better dad than you. Dad, you earned your angel wings on Thursday leaving me with a Guardian Angel watching down on me.Fly high Superman. Rest in Peace Dad. Until we meet again. I Miss you dad.....I Love You... Your Loving Daughter Kim

Submitted by Jess on
Sonny, I just started to know you and really can't believe your not here. You were a wonderful person always smiling even when you had a hundred reasons not to over the last year.I am so blessed to have known you for 4 short years. I wish I would have come over more ...I wish I would have asked you to go to see the horses more... I wish a lot of things but more than anything I just wish I could have had more time with you! You were truly an amazing man and I can never thank you enough for making me feel so welcomed into your wonderful family. I will miss you. Love Jess

Submitted by The Smiths on
We wanted to share our condolences with the Allen family. It is never easy to have to say goodbye to a loved one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our Creator promises us that one day this pain will be just a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3, 4. Our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. We hope you find comfort in those promises.

Submitted by Stephanie Watts on
Dear Kevin and your entire family - I am very sorry for your loss. Please know your entire family is in my prayers and may your memories bring you comfort all your days. - Stephanie

Submitted by Blair on
I'm so sorry for the loss of our dear Superman. He was and still is a special person in my heart. His memory lives on in my heart forever. I made a promise to you when I was 17yrs old that I will Always take care of your girl. I have then, and I am now. We are both going through the everyday living, but we know that you are at peace. It's been 3mo's since your passing and there is not a day that goes by that we don't think of you. Fly High Superman, Fly High