December 2, 1941 - March 11, 2015
Allen Thomas Dwan, age 73, of Plano, Texas, passed away March 11, 2015 at Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano, Texas.
Allen was born December 2, 1941 to Robert Dwan and Betty Dwan Hamillton of Chicago Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Earl Dwan and his in-laws: Ed and Nancy Sereda of Plano, Texas.
Allen is survived by his wife and best friend, Susan Sereda Dwan of Plano, Texas; his daughters: Kelly Isaacson (Tom Isaacson) of New Orleans, Louisiana and Kim Dwan-Collins (Lionel Barrymore Collins II) of Chicago, Illinois; his two grandsons: Joshua and Colin Isaacson of New Orleans; his sisters and brother, all of Chicago, Illinois: Mary Kay and Dennis Boss, Michael and Nan Hamilton, Beth Hamilton, and Kelly Anne Hamilton; his sisters and brothers-in-law, all of Plano, Texas: Lynda and Bernie Kemple, Heather and Michael Einsohn, and Blair and Carol Sereda, and many, many beloved nieces, nephews, and great nieces/nephews.
In his 73 years Allen lived with a passionate love of life and was adored by almost everyone who knew him. Allen always made time for his beloved family and to be his family member was to be truly cherished. He brought a joyous light to every room he entered just by his presence. He loved travel, adventure, sports, and his Irish heritage. He has left all of us with many memories of his life that we all had the honor of sharing with him.
After his military service, Allen worked in a variety of careers including the professional sports industry and as a professional athlete before finding his true calling in the hospitality industry. As a certified hotel administrator, Allen always made time to counsel those in need and left an indelible imprint on the hundreds of young people he helped, found work for, and mentored as the they found their place in the world.
He will be dearly missed.
A visitation at Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home, 19310 Preston Road in Dallas, Texas followed by a luncheon and celebration of Allen’s life will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 1:00pm. All family and friends are invited.
Flowers or donations can be sent to 3500 Bonniebrook Drive, Plano, Texas 75075.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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