Dorothy S. Allen of Pikesville passed away on December 5 at the age of 92 .
She is survived by children Arleen Allen Graham, Gary Lee Allen and Lisa Allen Flannery; grandchildren Evan Allen Graham (Stacey), Jacob Samuel Flannery and Benjamin Aaron Allen. She was predeceased by husband Henry L. Allen; son-in-law Richard L. Graham; sister Roselie Stein; and parents Clara and Samuel Sears.
Dottie made a name for herself teaching ballet and tap in elementary schools around the area. It made her day when she was out in the community and a former student would recognize and thank her for teaching them so many years before. She moved on to teach adult exercise and tap classes for the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Department of Aging and various senior centers in Baltimore, ending up at the Pikesville Senior Center, where she worked for more than 30 years.
In her later years, Dottie enjoyed reading, crocheting and being with her family. She was an incredible wife, mother and Bubbie, and will be sorely missed by all.
Contributions can be made to: the Maryland SPCA, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211.