Robert Edward “Bobby” Allen
May 2, 1962 – December 2, 2022
Robert Edward “Bobby” Allen, 60, of Owings passed away December 2, 2022, at home. He was born May 2, 1962, in Prince George’s County to Robert Alfred and Mary Elizabeth (Norfolk) Allen. Bobby grew up in North Beach and graduated from Northern High School in 1980. He married Valerie Kinnamon on September 11, 1993, and they lived in Chesapeake Beach for 18 years before moving to Owings. Bobby worked as a carpenter for Prince George’s County Public Schools for many years, retiring in 2010. Bobby was a pillar of the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department family, with an unbroken line of service from 1983 to 2017. He was an excellent firefighter and emergency medical clinician, regularly responding to 100+ emergencies a year. Bobby was also a natural and respected leader, serving as a member, senior member, life member, vice president, and president of North Beach Volunteer Fire Department for numerous terms through 2000 forward.
Bobby also advanced the quality of response and care throughout Calvert County. A charter member of Calvert Advanced Life Support (CALS), he was instrumental in adding paramedic chase cars to medical calls, expanding the depth of patient assessment and interventions available in the early moments of an emergency. He was also a past president of Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association. In 2012, he was inducted into the Calvert County Fire & EMS Hall of Fame.
Bobby will be remembered as a firefighter’s firefighter, as well as an emergency response leader and pioneer. His contributions continue to shape the response to and care for citizens throughout the Twin Beaches community and Calvert County.
In his spare time Bobby enjoyed hunting, fishing, guns, bows, singing, collecting baseball cards, and spending time with his family, especially his grandson Riley and his dog Mello. Bobby loved his family and pets. He dedicated his life to volunteering and helping the citizens of Calvert County. He will be greatly missed.
Bobby is survived by his wife Valerie Jean Allen, son Gregory Allen and his wife Heather, grandson Riley Matthew Allen, sister Elizabeth Marie “Liz” Anderson, niece and nephew Theresa and Joseph Anderson, great nephews Keith and Antonio Gross, aunt and uncle David and Vicky Norfolk and sister in laws Donna Dalrymple, Melanie Miller, and Vicky Kinnamon-Kempf.
Some of Bobby’s close friends will be serving as honorary pallbearers: Joby Fowler, Rocky Puglisi, Neil Grierson, Keith Grierson, Raleigh Midkiff, and Mike Sharpe.
Flowers can be sent to North Beach Volunteer Fire Department.