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Phillip Allen
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“I just learned of the loss of Phil this morning. I remember sitting by the pool at Fantasy Camp enjoying conversation with Phil and Jennifer. My...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Peggy Thompson - Detroit, MI

“I am very sorry to learn of Phil's passing. My wife, Fran, and I send our deepest condolences to all of Phil's family at this most difficult time....Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Marvin Sonne - Farmington Hills, MI

“Although Phil and I had never met, as a Tigers Fantasy Camp alumni, I am saddened at the passing of one of my "brothers". My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Robert Howe - Mount Morris, MI

“I would like to give my condolences to the family. I worked with Phil at Asset Acceptance and he was a very outgoing person; funny and boisterous at...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Natara Beaurem (Howard) - GA

“My heartfelt sympathies to all of Phil's family, friends, and colleauges. Phil was a bright spirit to be around and always able to energize a room...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Carrie Taylor - Warren, MI - Work

“It was an honor to have known Phil and worked with him. My condolences to his family. My prayers and thoughts are with them at this time. ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: Yolanda Bornman - Riverview, FL

“So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Phil. A true leader, and a dear friend to many. Much too soon to lose such a great man. May the family...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Kay Logan - Warren, MI

“I'll miss you Phil. You were our youth. Love Michael ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: Michael Wampler - Livonia, MI

“Condolences to the survivors saddened by the sudden passing of out former leader. He was a passionate and generous man whose company I enjoyed and...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: jason beauchamp - work

“I am so sorry to Jen and the entire family for your loss. We worked together many years and will remember the good times ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: diane kondrat - mikado, MI

“I will miss my Uncle Philbo taking me snipe hunting ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: Lindsay Allen - canton, MI

“Great friend, played baseball with him went on alot of road rallies when he was involved with the Raccoon lodge. Great Great friend with the Wampler...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Frank Wampler - Canton, MI

“"No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why." You will be missed. Beth, Lee...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Beth, Lee and Tori Jackson - WI

“I am very sorry for your loss..I've always thought very highly of him and I am very saddened of his passing. ”
14 of 26 | Posted by: Valerie Pankow - Redford, MI

“I easily recall many instances of Phil helping me out when I worked with him (and for him) at Asset Acceptance. He was a leader and mentor by nature...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Tony Caram - Birmingham, MI

“Phil was an extremely well liked presence with the Asset family and could always be counted on to make people smile. My thoughts are with Jennifer,...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: David Fenner - Eastpointe, MI

“I remember Phil talking at the year end meetings "road shows". He was a great speaker, and leader. You and your Great smile will be missed. ”
17 of 26 | Posted by: Kerry Hoffmann - MI

“Very saddened to hear about the passing away of Phil. He was a wonderful colleague and a great person to be around. Sincere condolences to Jennifer...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Ambrish Sundaram

“My prayers to the family. Phil Allen was a force that always strived to move forward.He will be missed. ”
19 of 26 | Posted by: Marvin D Wilmore - Southfield, MI

“II am so sorry to hear about Phil. He was such a good person. We went to school together and I remember playing softball in the "80's". He will be...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Jim Semczak - westland, MI

“Phil will live on in our hearts and memories, and we will remember him for his wonderful smile and love of friends, family and music. May the...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Chris, Zsuzsanna, Evan and Clara Goodman - MA

“Phil was such a fun, loving person. So many memories through Asset, but my fondest were of Phil vacationing with us at our cottage. I pray for his...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Lisa Bradley - Ocqueoc, MI

“Always remember his smile as he walked around, he had a light about him ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Z - MI

“So sorry for your loss. Its been a while since I worked with him at Asset Acceptance but may God Bless and keep you and warmest loving heartfelt...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: LaDonna Kegley-Flynn - Roseville , MI

“I remember Phil was one of two people to interview me at Asset. He was extremely polite and happy. Since then, he was always that way. He was funny,...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Robyn Lapointe - Warren, MI

“Thursday August 8th was a sad, sad day for many friends and colleagues that heard of Phil's passing. I worked for Phil for many many years and...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Mark Valvano - Harrison Township, MI


Phillip Lee Allen was born in Detroit, Michigan to Walter Allen and Rose Allen (nèe Fitzryk) on November 24, 1958. Phil, as he was affectionately known, was the oldest of three children.

Even as a child, Phil was very active and kept himself busy doing all sorts of outside activities. By age eleven, he was already a paper-boy, an usher at Tiger Stadium, a member of the Webelos, and an avid hockey and baseball player. On Sundays, he served as an Altar Boy at Our Lady Gate of Heaven Parish.

Phil graduated from Cody High School in 1976 and was accepted into Michigan State University where he studied to become an Accountant. While at Michigan State, Phil was a hockey and football player on the intramural teams. Phil was easy to get along with and very popular among his friends. He was known for being a very genuine person to all who knew him. During Phil's time at Michigan State, he was a page for Michigan Representative Casmer Ogonowski. After years of studying and hard work, Phil graduated and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting.

Phil had a strong work-ethic and gradually worked his way to the top starting off in the accounts receivable department at Household Loan Collections and Winkelman's Department Store. He later became Vice President of Collections at Asset Acceptance where he was an integral part of making the formerly private company public and was very successful in bringing in business.

During his time at Asset Acceptance, Phil would meet the love of his life, Jennifer in 2004. The two joined together in marriage on December 9, 2006. Phil and Jennifer combined their families together and became the proud parents of Maxwell and Olivia.

Phil's zest for life continued even after his retirement in 2009. Always passionate about sports (especially his Detroit teams) he could often be found at the stadiums cheering on the team and rooting with fellow fans. Phil would often take his family and friends to his family cottage on Lake Ogemaw where they would enjoy boating and swimming and just being together. Phil and Jennifer frequently traveled; in recent years they had visited Hawaii, Boston, Florida, Arizona and Mexico.

When Phil turned fifty, he visited Detroit Tiger Fantasy Camp and was able to fulfill the ultimate Tiger Fan experience. He was given a uniform, played baseball with former Tiger players and for a fantastic week was the real deal.

Phil's life sadly came to a close unexpectedly on August 7, 2013. Though his time was short, Phil lived his life to the fullest. He was a caring, compassionate man and was held in very high-esteem by his family and the close friends he had made along the way. He will be extremely missed.

Phil is survived by his loving wife, Jennifer; children, Maxwell and Olivia; siblings, Donna (Jerry) Quell and Gary (Lisa) Allen; nieces, Lauren and Lindsay Allen and Courtney and Rachel Quell; nephews, Brendan Allen and Eric Quell; God-mother, Betty; and many dear cousins and friends.

Phil was predeceased by his parents.