|Passing of Past Member Robert Allison, Sr.
|By Member NSFC Webmaster
|January 5, 2024
Newtown Square Fire Company is sad to pass on the information that former member Robert Allison, Sr. passed away on Wednesday 1/3/24. His son Bob Allison informed us Robert was in Florida and had been placed in hospice last Saturday. Even though he no longer lived locally, we were fortunate to still visit with Bob when he returned to Newtown Square for our 100th anniversary parade, Ben Mitchell's funeral, and the opening of the time capsule from the old station. We remember his wife, son and family in our thoughts and prayers. Below is a bit of history about Robert from NSFC Historian, Preston Tyrrell:
Long before Robert Allison was a fire fighter, he had his first trip to the firehouse. “Little Bobby Allison” as he was once reported in the newspaper, was a member of Newtown Square Boy Scout Troop 1 which was charted by the Newtown Square Fire Company. The troop is now present-day Troop 122 which meets in Broomall.