allen beaversRemembering Allen Beavers

Allen Louis Beavers Jr. of West Hartford, passed away on Thursday, May 31 at the age of 82. Allen was born on May 26, 1930 in Scranton, PA to his proud parents Angeline and Allen Beavers. His family fondly remembers Allen for his zest for life, helping others, working on a building project, crisscrossing the country in his truck, driving his motor patrol car, documenting everything in photographs, and of course riding roller coasters. We will always remember his positive outlook on life and his ability to make friends wherever he went. Allen graduated from Bliss Electrical School in Washington, DC then served in the US Army Security Agency during the Korean War after which he continued his education at Boston University where he received his Master's Degree. Allen was actively involved with many organizations including the Harford Lions Club, Masons, DeMolay, Shriners, Governors Tourism Council, ARVC, Camp Fire Girls and more. Allen spent his entire life caring for and giving to others. His long career was devoted to youth camps and recreational camping. He was the Executive Director of YMCA Camp Jewell, President and CEO of the CT Campground Owners Association, President of New England Camping Association and spent years as a consultant to the camping industry having a profound impact throughout the country. Allen was predeceased by his wife Cynthia whom he married in 1960. Allen is survived by his daughter Cyndi and her husband Roy Maston, his granddaughters Alyssa, Bailee and Shelby and his son Scott and wife Patricia. They all love and will miss him very much!

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Allen's life on Wednesday, June 6 at 11 a.m. for a Memorial Service at the West Hartford United Methodist Church, 1358 New Britain Ave. West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Jewell YMCA, 6 Prock Hill Road, Colebrook, CT 06021-C/O Allen Beavers Memorial Fund or Sphinx Shrine, PO Box 310157, Newington, CT 06111-C/O Allen Beavers Memorial Fund.