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Richard AllchinJuly 12, 2017
Richard Allchin February 1, 1924 - July 12, 2017,
Longtime resident of Timonium, MD and more recently of Broadmead community in Cockeysville, Richard Allchin passed away peacefully on July 12, after having suffered a stroke. He was 93.
Richard Allchin was a native of northern Ohio. After he finished high school in Mentor in 1941, his education at Case School of Applied Science in Cleveland was interrupted by World War II; service in the US Naval Air Corps, honorably discharged shortly after completing flight training. He returned to Case to receive his BS degree in 1947. He married Nancy Grace Bailey of Cleveland in June of that year.
Before locating to Baltimore in 1969, he was employed sequentially at these Cleveland firms: Thompson Products (later TRW, INC); Harris Products (subsidiary of Clevite Corp); and then Rotor Tool Company (a division of Cooper Industries); this last in sales and later and President. He moved with the family to Baltimore to head a fledgling technical device company, followed by work with several small firms as investor and advisor.
Allchin retired in 1986 and went on to volunteer for over fifteen years with the Service Corps of Retired Executives, a free business counseling service sponsored by the Small Business administration. He also served as a Representative Payee for Baltimore County Social Services clients.
He was a member of Towson Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed golf as a charter member of the Hunt Valley Golf Club and later at Piney Branch Golf & Country Club. He had a good card sense and loved playing bridge, and according to his own telling, “looked with disdain on fine-tuned conventions and systems.”
Allchin is survived by his wife of 70 years, Nancy Bailey Allchin and their three children, Dr. Carol Allchin of Port Angeles, WA; Nancy Joy Allchin of Greenbelt, MD; and Dr. Douglas Allchin of St. Paul, MN, by five grandchildren, and by four siblings: Helen Armstrong and Betty Linsz of Shell Point Retirement Community, Ft. Myers, FL; and Thomas Allchin and twin sister Edna Edwards of Delaware, Ohio.
The family will hold a memorial gathering on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 3:00PM at Broadmead, 13801 York Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030.. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Broadmead Employee Appreciation Fund at the above address.