Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - October 15, 2010

Services tomorrow for Derek Allen

The life of Pleasanton resident Derek Allen, 22, will be celebrated by friends and family tomorrow. He was struck and killed by a bus in San Francisco around 5 p.m. Oct. 7 while riding his bicycle on Sixth Avenue between Geary Boulevard and Clement Street.

The memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at St. Clare's Episcopal Church, 3350 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton. A reception will follow from 1-4 p.m. at the St. Augustine Catholic Church hall, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. There will be an open mic for friends to read poems, play music or otherwise share memories.

To pay tribute to his passion for the visual arts, a memorial fund has been set up in his name to benefit the Amador Valley High School ceramics program, which meant so much to him as he developed his artistic talents.

Mr. Allen was a 2006 graduate of Amador Valley high School. He is survived by his mother Karen Haley Allen of Pleasanton, and his father John Michael Allen.

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