Allen Rasheed ’72

Dr. Allen Rasheed, age 72, died at home surrounded by his family on June 17, 2022, after battling glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive brain cancer, for over seven months. Allen worked for more than 30 years in private practice as a periodontist and taught as a clinical professor at the Medical University of South Carolina. He devoted himself to training and mentoring aspiring periodontists, while unfailingly bringing warmth, compassion, and humor to his practice.
Allen’s true joy in life, however, was his family. Friends and colleagues have said that Allen’s favorite pastime was lovingly bragging on the achievements of his children, Elizabeth and Richard. But he loved being there to support and encourage his kids through every step of life even more than he loved talking about them afterwards. An Eagle Scout himself, Allen relished volunteering with Richard’s Boy Scout troops and cooking on campouts. He was a dedicated “prop pop” through Elizabeth and Richard’s years in high school marching band and became a regular attendee and amateur videographer of every home football game, basketball game, and jazz concert at Furman University at which Richard performed on the bass guitar. Allen was also an avid fan of Elizabeth’s Duke Blue Devils.
Allen was born to Rateeba and Rasheed M. Rasheed on January 25, 1950, and grew up in Georgetown, South Carolina. While he was less keen to brag on his own achievements, Allen had a decorated academic and military career, graduating with a B.S. from Davidson College, an M.S. from Clemson University, a D.M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina, and a Certificate and M.S. in Periodontics from the Medical College of Georgia. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserve at the rank of Colonel after 38 years of service.
Allen is survived by his wife Kathie Rasheed, his children Elizabeth and Richard Rasheed, his sister Nadia Rasheed Black and brother Kamile Rasheed, and his loving in-laws and nieces and nephews, as well as his numerous Lebanese cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church on Monday, June 20, at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Corey Ingold. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University, DUMC 3624, Durham, NC, 27710.
Please sign a guestbook at:
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer-Ethridge Funeral Home is assisting the family.