Allen was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 16, 1938, to Anne and Victor Mushin. He was raised in New Haven, CT, and graduated from Hill House High School in 1956. He proudly served in the US Navy as a radio operator on the USS Tingey. He spent his career as a technical writer until retirement.
During retirement, he was very active in the town of Orange as the leader of the CERT team for 13 years. Allen enjoyed magic, amateur (HAM) radio, and was a disc jockey on an internet radio show called The Doo Wop Cafe.
The highlight of his life was spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren.
Allen is survived by his wife, of 60 years, Sheila Mushin (Spivak), his two children, Mark Mushin and Beth Korman, son in law, Jay Korman, sister Linda Saslow, grandchildren, Andrew Mushin and his fiance Beth Wellington, Jenna Mushin, Elana Korman, Sydney Korman, and nieces and nephews, Randi Saslow, Wendy Saslow, Betsy Spivak, and Scott Spivak. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Alyssa Mushin, and brother-in-law Harold Saslow.
Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, a private graveside ceremony is planned for the immediate family. The Robert E. Shure & Son Funeral Home, New Haven is in care of Arrangements In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association (NTSAD) 2001 Beacon Street, Suite 204 Boston, MA 02135 or to a charity of your choice.
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Rest in peace Al. Your talent, humor, and friendship will be missed.