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James Lawrence “Jim/Corky” Allen, 68, formerly of Wellsville


James Lawrence “Jim/Corky” Allen, age 68, passed away peacefully at his home in Verona, PA, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, January 15, 2023.

Son of the late Lawrence Allen and Barbara (Allen) Maxwell. He was born December 26, 1954, and spent his early years in Allentown and Wellsville, NY, before moving to Pittsburgh in 1975.

Beloved husband of 46 years to Mary Ann (Rainer) Allen. Most loving father to Renee (Brian) Laird of Monrovia, MD and Jennifer (Jason) Mitchell of Shaler Twp., PA, and proud Pappy to Gavin and Jocelyn Mitchell and Troy Laird. Loving brother of David (Debra) Allen of Coconut Creek, FL, the late Steven (surviving spouse, Nancy) Allen, of Alfred Station, NY, brother-in law of Frank (Pat) Rainer, of Streamwood, IL, and a devoted family of nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Despite experiencing many health challenges throughout his life, Jim was always resilient and strong, never complaining. He worked as lead carpenter at Penn Center Management (Soffer Organization) for 25 years. An avid fisherman, he especially enjoyed time spent at their family cottage on Lake Nosbonsing, North Bay, Ontario, with family and friends, loved Mt. Dew, and there was nothing he couldn’t fix for anyone in need.

Family and friends will be welcomed at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave, Oakmont, PA 15139, on Thursday, January 19, 2023, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial, at Christ the Divine Shepherd (St. Susanna’s) Parish, Penn Hills, PA, on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 10:00 a.m, followed by burial at Good Shepard Cemetery, Monroeville, PA.

To send condolences, please sign the Guest Book by visiting: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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