Andrew W. Allen Sr., 84, who at one time was associated with semipro baseball and football and with bowling activities here, died Thursday at Doctor's Hospital of Prince George's County. Born in King George County, Va., he came here as a youth. In 1916, he was manager of the Maroons baseball team, which won the D.C. sandlot championship.
Later, Mr. Allen was associated with the Rex Athletic Club, which produced winning semipro baseball and football teams, and the Hilltop Club, which also had a well-known baseball team.
He helped organize a number of bowling leagues, including the first one for women here. He also organized one of the first bowling teams for left handed bowlers.
During World War I, Mr. Allen dispatched troop trains while working for the Southern Railroad. From 1918 to 1943, he was employed by the Continental Baking Co. He returned to Southern Railroad in 1944 as a dining car steward, retiring in 1962.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Brown Allen, of the home in Suitland; a son, Andrew W. Jr., of Mount Vernon, Va.; a daughter, Louise A. Singer, of Coral Springs, Fla., a stepson, Lawrence E. Brown Jr., of Clinton, Md., 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.