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In Loving Memory of Harold “Hank” Allen

Harold “Hank” Allen | Kendal Wade Funeral Home LLC
Harold “Hank” Allen Kendal Wade Funeral Home LLC

Harold “Hank” Allen

July 23, 1940 - May 29, 2024



(Please send all flowers and other condolence items to: 15 Stanton Dr., Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774)

Visitation, June 13, 2024
5:00pm - 8:00pm

City of Praise Family Ministry

8501 Jericho City Drive
Landover, MD 20785


Visitation, June 14, 2024
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Marshall Funeral Home

 341 Main St.
Wampum, PA 16157
Service, June 15, 2024
11:00am - 1:00pm

First Baptist Missionary Church

 141 Elizabeth Street
Wampum, PA 16157

Harold A. (Hank) Allen, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland (formerly of Wampum, PA) passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2024, he was 83.

Born July 23, 1940 in Wampum, PA, he was the son of the late Coy W. and Era Rhodes Allen. He was married to the late El Dora Hughey together they had two children. He then later married Charlotte Allen.

Hank graduated from Wampum High School in 1958 and then attended Baldwin-Wallace and Youngstown State University. His professional baseball career  for the Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Senators, MIlwaukee Brewers, and Chicago White Sox. And was a member of “The Allen Brothers” professional baseball trio, which once ranked #11 in the “MLB: Brother Combination.”

After his Major League Baseball career, he became involved in thoroughbred horse racing and opened Allen Barn. His team of handlers, trainers, and jockeys were renowned for turning any horse into a winner. While winning countless races, one of his proudest moments was being the first African-American trainer in 79 years to saddle a horse in the Kentucky Derby. He returned back in baseball as a scout for the Houston Astros for 18 years obtaining many awards and accolades including a World Series Ring in 2017. He was a member of the First Baptist Missionary Church in Chewton PA.

Survivors include his son and daughter, Charles Richard Allen of Upper Marlboro, MD and Robin Cox of Ashburn, VA; brother, Ronald F. Allen of Youngstown; 8 grandchildren, Rickeysha Allen, Charles Allen Jr, Tiarra Allen, Corey Allen and Tyniesha Allen, Xavier Cox, Elijah Cox, Rachel Cox; 11 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters; Dorothy Etta Daniels, Iona Bernard, Helen Elizabeth Craine, and Sarah Lee Eady, and three brothers, Coy Craine Allen, Caesar W. Craine, and Richard Allen.


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2 days ago

So sad to hear about the passing of Hank. He and Dick and Ronnie wete the heroes of our time in Wampum/Chewton, In addition to being great athletes they were even better men. We were blessed to have them in our small community but also warched them standout in the larger community. May Harold rest in peace and may his family be comforted in their grief,


3 days ago

My husband was a friend of Hank’s numerous years. He was introduced to the Quuen family and we alwys considered Hank our brother from another mother. We have shared so many wonderful occasions together. Hank supported us in times of sorrow and joy. We shall sorely miss his tumultuous laughter and love rendered to us! Rest on our brother! Love , Bob and Bessie!♥️


4 days ago

Meeting Mr. Allen was one of the great joys of my professional and personal life. As Sunni Khalid noted on this guestlist, we met Hank in the Camden Yards press box totally randomly one night during a game, and were stunned to learn who he was and what his baseball life was about. We made sure to do a radio special on Hank and his life on and off the field, and the trials and tribulations he and his brother Dick endured in the Jim Crow days of baseball. We talked about his horses, his family and his experience at the time scouting for the Astros. We were thrilled to see him finally get a World Series ring. Everyone we…


4 days ago

Hank, will be missed by his race track Friends. Thanks for the memories. (Kentucky Derby) was exciting rooting for your horse.

Rest in Peace, you will be missed. Condolence to Ronnie and the rest of the family. Skeets, Carlyne, and Jenile


4 days ago

Hank was a wonderful man. I got to know him well after I left the Phillies and came to the Astros in 2009. We would have dinner during Spring Training and, since I traveled with the team, I would also see him whenever the Astros went to Baltimore to play the Orioles. We'd have dinner in the press dining room before the games. I loved talking baseball with Hank. He was so passionate and knowledgeable about the game. My son was a very good ballplayer, so I'd send video of his at-bats to Hank. He would always take the time to provide his positive, input, which was very helpful. I knew Hank's brother, Dick, from my time with the Phillies,…

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