Todd H. Allen, age 70, of Oreland PA, died peacefully on Monday, August 9, 2021 at the Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton, PA.
Born in Philadelphia, Todd was the son of the late Gordon and Etta (Carney) Allen.
Mr. Allen was a 1969 graduate of Springfield High School. He was an Operations Manager, employed by Keystone Fire Protection for over thirty years. He continued his career as the Maintenance Supervisor for Mercy Suburban Community Hospital until his retirement in 2020.
Todd was a member of the Oreland Volunteer Fire Company since 1969, where he was Past Assistant Chief. He was a broadcaster for WRDV-FM radio station in Hatboro, entertaining listeners with nostalgic twentieth-century music. Todd was the Vice President and General Manager of the Bux-Mont Educational Radio Association. What Todd loved to do was be in his in-ground pool drinking 7&7's with friends.
Todd is survived by his beloved wife Jo Ann (Krout) Allen and celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on June 3rd. He is the devoted father of Jeffrey Allen and his wife Tina, of Skippack; Brian Allen and his wife Muffy, of Abington; and Karen Deskiewicz and her husband Christopher, of Glenside. He is the dear grandfather of Jonathan Allen, Riley Allen, Brian Allen, Joseph Allen, Christopher Allen, Danielle Deskiewicz, and Samantha Deskiewicz. Todd is also survived by his brother Terry Allen and his wife Suzanne, of Oreland.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, August 17, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the Anton B. Urban Funeral Home, 1111 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA 19002. Todd's funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Todd's name to the Oreland Volunteer Fire Company 1500 Bruce Rd. Oreland, PA 19075 www.orelandfire.wordpress.com/ or WRDV-FM PO Box 2012 Warminster, PA 18974 www.wrdv.org/events.html or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Tributes and photos may be shared at www.UrbanFuneralHome.com
"I am a long time listener at WRDV. I've met Todd only a handful of times, and He sure put on a good roster of the best music. He will be missed by his peers, no doubt. I wish his family peace and comfort in his passing. He sure worked hard at everything he did. "
"Todd Allen was a reliable, responsive and professional general manager. My late husband and I thought very highly of him. My sincere condolences to his entire family. Am saddened by his death and will miss him greatly. May he Rest In Peace. Sadly, Birtan Collier"
"I am saddened by The loss of Todd. I enjoyed many hours of his broadcasts. He was a true gentleman. May he always Rest In Peace."
"I have been in broadcasting since 1965 and worked for a series of radio stations. RIP my friend. Of all the GM's I ever worked for Todd was, clearly, the hardest working one ever. If he had a fault it was that there was no task he wouldn't undertake on his own - he was reluctant to assign any job to someone that he couldn't do himself. But if he gave you a job to do, he let you do it. He would never interfere. He was the heart and soul of the RDV Radio Network and we will miss him terribly. He and I met regularly on Thursday nights to talk radio, what was going on at the station and how it could be better. Sometimes the talks included his favorite place - Wildwood NJ and, because we own a home there (in the Crest) we both had a lot to talk about."
"Todd's devotion and ongoing commitment to the management of WRDV-FM for 30 some years - all as a volunteer - will be remembered with great appreciation by all of us who love the station. Thank you Todd for everything and rest in peace. Karen Efron August 14, 2021"
"My friends and family all knew not to bother me Sunday afternoons at 2. I was glued to Todd's a capella hour. He will be sorely missed.
"I loved Todd on WRDV, and I am so sad to hear this. I will miss hearing him, from the music he played, to the way he always signed off on his show (Bye bye, y'all). I am very sorry for your loss, you know he was a super person if someone who didn't even know him personally is upset. "
"My condolences thoughts and prayers to the entire allen family "
"Everyone at Suburban loved Todd. I am glad that we have so many wonderful memories of him."