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Parnell E. Allen
September 6, 1916 - August 5, 1963
 
TESTIMONIAL OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY
BAR ASSOCIATION ON THE DEATH OF
PARNELL E. ALLEN, ESQUIRE

On August 5, 1963, Parnell E. Allen, a colleague and fellow member of the Montgomery County Bar, died in Washington, D. C. while driving his automobile. His passing was sudden and without forewarning.

Mr. Allen was a native of Pen-Argyle, Pennsylvania, having been born in that town on September 6, 1916. He attended public schools in Pen-Argyle, Pennsylvania, graduated from Lafayette University with an A. B. Degree in 1938, and received his law degree from the University of Baltimore in 1946. He was admitted to the Bar in 1949 in the State of Maryland.

He later established his own law office in Silver Spring, Maryland and continued to practice in Silver Spring until the time of his death. Parnell Allen was a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association and was a member of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Allen is survived by his wife, Doreen Allen, of the home address, a daughter Mrs. Patricia Ferrell, a grandson, Matthew Ferrell, both of Bellmead, Texas, another daughter Deborah Allen of Missoula, Montana, two sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Baker of Bangor, Pennsylvania and Mrs. Betty Gallagher of Irvington, New Jersey.

Mr. Allen believed in making the most of each day and had a wide range of interests. He worked hard and improved his skill as an attorney by periodically attending the Practicing Law Institute in New York, New York.

He was a devoted husband and a loving father. We all knew him as a conscientious and friendly man who was always most willing to help others.

To his bereaved family we of the Montgomery County Bar Association extend our sincere and deepest sympathy and condolence.

I respectfully move, your Honors, that this testimonial be made a part of the permanent records of this Court and that a copy, properly inscribed, be sent to Mrs. Allen.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of The Montgomery County Bar Association
By: Gordon R. Kindness, who was proud to be one of his colleagues