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Obituary - ALLAN M. ETZKIN


September 11, 2020

Submitted by the family

Allan M. Etzkin wa born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Feb. 28, 1947 to Joe and Paula Etzkin and died on Aug. 30, 2020, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., at the age of 73. At the age of 16, Allan, and his twin brother, Michael, moved with their parents to Cleveland, Ohio, while oldest brother Steven stayed in Wisconsin. In Cleveland, he met his future wife, Joanne (Bunny) Bradley and graduated from Cleveland Heights High School. Allan received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Education at Ohio University and his doctorate degree in Counselor Education from the University of Akron.

Allan was a middle school guidance counselor at Teague Middle School in Longwood, Fla. Later, he became a college professor at Nova Southeastern where he taught graduate level counselor education.

Allan was a lifelong Packer Backer and a huge Cleveland Indians fan. He also loved attending his children’s and grandchildren’s games and matches as he got older.

Married on July 4, 1971, Allan and Bunny were married for nearly 50 years. After they retired they spent most of their time bouncing back and forth between their children’s homes to visit and babysit their grandchildren.

Allan is survived by his wife, Bunny; sons, Brian and David; two daughters-in-law, Holly and Randi; three grandchildren — Aaron, Benji, Jordyn; brothers, Michael (Loraine) and Steven (Patti) Etzkin of Orlando. He is also survived by Susan Bilchick (Shay), Jimmy Bradley, Cindy Epstein (Ed), Greg Rubin (Melinda) and the rest of his loving extended family.

A private funeral was at Congregation Ohev Shalom Cemetery with Rabbi David Kay officiating. In memory of Allan M. Etzkin, the family requests contributions to Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Research or Alpert Jewish Family Services of the Palm Beaches or a Jewish organization of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando FL 32810, 407-599-1180, http://www.bethshalommemorialchapel.com.


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