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Allen Brown, 80, of South Windsor died Friday (May 12, 2006) at Hartford Hospital. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to South Windsor in 1959. Our father was a veteran of World War II where he served in an Army Intelligence unit in the Pacific Theater and later played on the Army football team. When he returned home he received his Bachelors degree from Brooklyn College and Masters at NYU. He met his wife of 57 years, Sheila, at Brooklyn College. He tried out for the Olympics and became runner-up to run the 100-yard dash representing his country. He became a NYC school teacher and he coached track at Boy’s High to win the national championships. He later moved to South Windsor to run his own construction business and raise three children, Andrew, Larry and Sharon. He was critical in the start of football at South Windsor High School. He helped build the first Jewish synagogue in South Windsor, was on the founding committee to create the first congregation, and was a lifetime member. He also served as president and long time member of the South Windsor Lions Club. But Dad’s greatest joy in life was his family. He will be remembered for his love and dedication to his wife, children, grandchildren and many rescued pets, as well as his gift of gab and his obsession for golf, cards and fishing. In addition to his wife and children he is survived by his grandchildren Tommy and Michael Mascaro, Philip, Levi, Zackary, and Devan Brown, his great-grandchildren Seth and Kyle, his daughters-in-law Rachel and Rose Brown, soon to be son-in-law Scott Tripp, and his greyhound Maggie. He was predeceased by his son Philip Charles. We will remember him at a service on Sunday, May 14th at 10:00 a.m. at Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor, with Rabbi Jeffrey Glickman officiating. Burial will be at Temple Beth Hillel Cemetery in South Windsor with military honors. The family will receive friends at their home immediately following funeral services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the CT Humane Society, 701 Russel Road, Newington, and to REGAP (Retired Greyhounds as Pets), P.O. Box 76, Bethany, CT, 06524. Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home has care of arrangements. Please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com to leave condolences and tributes.