Condolence & Memory Journal

This memory alert keeps a fine memory in my book. We all try our best. Kindness is key.

Posted by Mary Berta Coggeshall - Coworker   July 28, 2020

My heart broke when I heard about Joe passing away. I was his roommate, in our junior and senior years, at Ohio University. Joe was a funny, intelligent, and warm-hearted guy. I really enjoyed our time together. God bless you Joe, my prayers will be with you.

Posted by John Carpenter - Friend   July 27, 2020

I only just now learned of this and am saddened for you all. I had a lot of respect for Joe Allen and enjoyed working with him for 26 years. I wish comfort for you.

Posted by Mary Berta Coggeshall - Cincinnati, OH   August 09, 2019

Mary, Billy & Mike & all the rest of the family. I am so sorry for your loss. I really liked Joe he was a great boss and friend. I would never have expected him to be taken from us so soon. I apologize for not sending my condolences sooner but I was in Italy and did not have access to my work email, which is where I was notified by the JMA team.


Posted by Ray Seitz - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   April 08, 2019

Sorry for you loss.

Sheri Duncan

Posted by A friend   April 02, 2019


We are so sorry for your loss of a great man and friend, Joe. Having lost Paulette and you and Joe were the first people to reach out and help with anything we needed.
The size and scope of the family, friends and work associates that you and Joe accumulated over a lifetime are in the same state of shock that we are in right now. God bless you
and your large extended family at this time and the next day, week, month and beyond. You have a lifetime of great memories with a man who was always the life of any party
or event he attended. I feel very blessed and lucky to have called him a friend for as many years as I knew him.

Our deepest sympathies - from Nick and Amy Duennes

Posted by Nick and Amy Duennes - Ladera Ranch, CA   April 01, 2019

Mary you and the girls and the family have my deepest condolences I'm sorry for your loss it's a hard time but you'll be in my prayers

Posted by Connie Noraseng - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   April 01, 2019


Mary, my heart is with you at this brutally difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers for strength, for peace, and for hope in our God that you will be with Joe once again. Much love to you, Trish Szabo

Posted by Trish Szabo - 3605 Legend Oaks Dr, OH   March 31, 2019

With deep sadness we offer our condolences to Mary, and all of the family members. We send love and prayers out to you every day.

Posted by Judy Re - Cincinnati, OH   March 31, 2019

We both feel a great sadness for your loss. Family, friends and your faith will get you through this time of sorrow.

Posted by Diane and Bill Curran - Virginia Beach, VA   March 31, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family at this very difficult time.

Posted by A friend   March 31, 2019

So sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences.
Daniel J. Gieringer

Posted by Daniel Gieringer - Harrison, OH   March 31, 2019

I am so sad to hear of the passing of Joe.Although we have never met I am good friends with his sister Mary Meyer(Allen). My heart goes out to the entire Allen and Meyer families.

Posted by Lisa Hoffman - Wyoming, OH   March 30, 2019

Sincere condolences to your family. During this time of sorrow, our loving God is there to comfort you.
Psalm 145:18,19

Posted by A friend   March 30, 2019

I'm deeply saddened learn of the death of your loved one. May your hearts be comforted by the God of all comfort and in knowing others are thinking about you and your family at this sad time (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17).

Posted by A friend   March 30, 2019

Posted by Linda Dove - Hammond, LA   March 30, 2019

So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and strength in God's promise found at John 6:40

Posted by A friend   March 30, 2019

My deepesr condolences goes out to Mary and their children in these difficult times. May the God of all comfort be with you and may you find hope in the promise at Acts 25:15

Posted by AJ    March 30, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to all in the family. May your precious memories and the God of all comfort help you through this difficult time.

Posted by Daniels family    March 30, 2019

Mary, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Joe. Please let me know if you need anything. Would love to get together when you are up to it. Ruthann

Posted by Ruthann Terheiden - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   March 29, 2019

It won't be the same place without you.

Posted by Keith Meyer - Albuquerque, NM   March 29, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Allen family. May God see you though this and find peace .

Posted by Schone Walker - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   March 29, 2019

I will always be appreciative of Joe's kindness and support throughout my life. Memories I have of Joe range from my early years in Albuquerque to Joe's encouragement when I was an engineering student at UC and throughout my career to recent years when Joe would check in just to see how I was doing.

I am grateful for the connections and memories the McCormick and Allen families have shared over many decades. Joe will be missed.

Posted by Courtney McCormick - Cincinnati, OH - Family Friend   March 29, 2019

Mary, so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Sending prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.


Posted by Tom Curran - Batavia, OH - Friend   March 29, 2019

Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Joe were always so kind to me. I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Posted by Nancy Goins - Cincinnati, OH - Acquaintance   March 29, 2019

I am greatly saddened to hear that Joe passed away. My family and I will remember Joe and his family in our prayers. He was one of the truely good guys in our class of 1975. I was a track teammate of Joe's at Elder and remember him running the distance events. He was a great athlete and competitor. I can't recall a time when Joe wasn't smiling. He was a kind and compassionate man. I was lucky to have known him.

Posted by Joe Eilerman - Cincinnati, OH - Classmate   March 29, 2019