Robert Arthur Allard, 95, a resident of Brookdale Paddock Hills, in Ocala, Florida was born on June 12, 1926, in Providence, Rhode Island and passed away on October 3, 2021, in Ocala, Florida.
He graduated from Cranston High School and served as a combat medic in World War II and in the United States Navy in Korea.
Robert worked at the Providence Journal until his retirement in 1992. He enjoyed model trains and was very active with the Loyal Order of Masons and Rhode Island Shriners and in 1986 was voted Shriner of the Year.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Ruth Angel (Poole) Allard and his parents Olney and Ellen (Dyer) Allard.
Robert is survived by Charles Robert Allard, his son & his wife Jean of Ocala, Florida; his granddaughters, Brenda J. Alpaio of Cranston, Rhode Island and Doreen E. Hayes of Paducah, Kentucky; a great granddaughter, Tamarijn Alpaio of Cranston, Rhode Island and his sister Marilyn Curtis of Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
A memorial service will be held at a later date where his ashes will be inurned at Elmgrove Cemetery, North Kingston, Rhode Island.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478 or to VFW Veterans Village at Fort McCoy, 13005 NE 135th Street, Fort McCoy, FL 32134.