Charles “Charlie” Vincent Allo went home to be with the Lord a.k.a.“Poppa” as he referred to him, in his Kure Beach, NC home on April 29, 2018 at the age of 82.
Charlie is survived by his children: Son Johnathan Ward and wife Stella; Daughter Melanie Heath, Grandson Dylan Hayward and Fiancée Loren Wilson, and great-granddaughter Ellie, Grandson Griffin Hayward; Son Anthony Heath and wife Barbara, grandchildren Rogan, Ainsley, and Morgan. Surviving relatives include cousins: Sally Jo Glendenning-Capozio and husband Anthony; Barbara Glendenning-Weyhrauch and husband Alan; Marie Traphagen-Gottlieb; Barbara Traphagen-Chambers; Betty Zeccardi.
Charlie is preceded in death by his wife Patricia Lanier Allo and parents Joseph John Spada and Isabelle Glendenning Spada.
Charlie was born March 16, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY. After serving 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. He decided to retire calling Fort Fisher/Kure Beach home for more than 50 years. Over the years he served on several Town of Kure Beach committees and councils. He graduated from The University of North Carolina in 1980 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Charlie was an avid reader and passionate about continuing personal and professional education as proof by his mastery of pottery where he went on to Lecture at UNCW on the subject. For many years he wrote an opinion column on a weekly basis for the Island Gazette designed to spark thoughtful public debate on topics in society. After being a Bachelor for 59 years he married Pat in 1995.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 pm, May 5, 2018 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 300 Harper Ave, Carolina Beach, NC with a reception to follow. Pastor Shawn Blackwelder will officiate. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Charlie’s life. In lieu of flowers those so desiring may donate to Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church.
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