The Obit For Allen Penrod

Allen M. Penrod
December 4, 1935 - September 20, 2012

Published in NewsZapDE on September 22, 2012


Allen M. Penrod of Seaford died at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Thursday, September 20, 2012. He was 76. He was born in Elizabeth, NJ on December 4, 1935 the son of the late Allen M. Penrod and Anne Penrod Whitely.

Allen grew up in Federalsburg, Maryland and lived in Seaford all of his adult life. He graduated from Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia and later served in the U. S. Air Force. He was scouted by and played professional baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Team. He later received his Engineering Degree from the University of Maryland.

He was President of Maryland Plastics, Inc. in Federalsburg, MD and their sister company, Harford Systems in Aberdeen, MD. He was an avid airplane pilot and loved boats, cars and motorcycles. When Allen neared retirement he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and embarked on his new career, serving God. He served as the President of the Board of Directors of the Delmarva Teen Challenge. He used his love of computers, photography, and all things technical to generously share his knowledge and resources with others.

He is survived by his wife, Kris Ellingsen Penrod and children, Michael Allen Penrod, Daniel A. Penrod and his wife Jamie of Seaford and Jami Allen and her husband Chad of Bridgeville, DE and grandchildren, Cody Penrod, Madison Wells, Haley Wells, Karli Penrod, Emily Allen and Kelsey Allen, a sister, Marilyn Penrod of Chapel Hill, NC.

Memorial Services for him will be held at 6:00 p.m. at Crossroads Community Church near Georgetown, DE on Sunday, September 23, 2012 with Pastor Joe LeCates, Pastor Tim Banks, Pastor Bob Carey and Pastor Oren Perdue officiating. Friends may call at the church on Sunday from 5:00 to 6:00.

The family requests that contributions be made in his memory to either Bethel Worship Center Building Fund, P. O. Box 132 Seaford, De 19973, or Delmarva Teen Challenge, P. O. Box 1271 Seaford, DE 19973.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Framptom Funeral Home, P.A., 216 N. Main Street, Federalsburg, MD 21632.