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Alvin Brown

April 20, 1930 ~ September 15, 2021 (age 91)

Obituary    Link to livestream on Sunday September 19th 

Alvin R. Brown, age 91, of Albany, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.  Born in Brooklyn in 1930 to Louis and Miriam Kaplan Brown, he was a graduate of the Philip Schuyler High School.  He received his Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Plattsburg.  He went on to higher education and received a Master's Degree in both Educational Studies and English from SUNY Albany.  Alvin was a veteran in the United States Air Force in the Korean War, where he served as a navigator and achieved the rank of Captain.  Education was always important to him, and this is where he spent his career.  Alvin worked for Manpower and taught and counseled in the Albany city school district for over twenty years.  He was also a member of Congregation Beth Shalom in Clifton Park.

Alvin is predeceased by his loving wife of thirty years, Harriet Simmons Weisberg Brown.  He was father to David J. Brown (Danielle), Dana Jones, and Ethan J. Brown (Jessica).  Alvin was stepfather to Risa Weisberg Horst (Larry) and Ellen Weisberg Joseph (John).  He was brother to Ruth Brown Schulman and Carol Brown Peretz (deceased).  Alvin is predeceased by his former wife, Ethel Debra Katz Brown.  Alvin also leaves behind former wife Dale Crisafulli as well as many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  
Alvin's passion for writing led him to publishing two books, "Spelling:  A Mnemonics Approach" and "Native American Action Stories".  He spent countless hours on the Temple Israel bulletin.  He was also very well versed in the Korean War and World War II, which he gave lectures on.  Alvin was involved with many different charities and organizations, as well as the Jewish War Veterans.  
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, September 19th at 1:00 p.m., at Temple Israel Cemetery, Guilderland. Those unable to attend may view the service at the following link:   The video will be available on Sunday, commencing at 12:45 p.m. prior to the 1:00 p.m. service.
Those wishing to remember Alvin in a special way may contribute to the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, 184 Washington Avenue EXT., Albany, New York 12203.  

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