Former Cardinal O’Hara Theater Director Edward Allen Has Died

Edward Allen Jr.
Image via O'Leary Funeral Home.
Edward Allen Jr.

Cardinal O’Hara High School teacher and administrator, Edward Allen, who actively built up the school’s theater and music program, has died. 

Edward (Eddie) Allen, Jr. of Morton died April 1, 2022, after a courageous fight against ALS.

He was a 1977 graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School and a 1981 graduate of St. Joseph University, earning a Master’s degree in 2007 from St. Joseph’s.

Mr. Allen was a gifted musician, vocalist, and a lifelong learner who thrived on playing music, comfortable with an accordion, guitar, and piano.

Throughout his high school, college, and graduate studies he performed with fellow musicians on stage as lead singer or guitar player. He also enjoyed transposing music for other musicians.

Mr. Allen worked at George’s Music and enjoyed meeting aspiring and experienced musicians.

 He embarked on a teaching and administrative career with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He served as an assistant principal of student affairs at Cardinal O’Hara for 17 years.

While there, he supported student extra-curricular activities and directed the high school’s theater program for more than 20 years.

Most recently, Mr. Allen served as a member of the Cardinal O’Hara mathematics department.

Find Mr. Allen’s obituary at the O’Leary Funeral Home in Springfield.  

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