(submitted by the family)
Allan M. Etzkin wa born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1947 to Joe and Paula Etzkin (of blessed memory) and died on August 30, 2020, in Palm Beach Gardens FL 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 went on to Ohio University where he received his Undergraduate and Masters degrees in Education. Later he got his Doctorate Degree in Counselor Education from the University of Akron.
Allan was a Middle School Guidance Counselor at Teague Middle School in Longwood FL for the majority of his career. He was beloved by his students and co-workers. Later on in life he fulfilled his life long dream of becoming a college Professor at Nova Southeastern where he taught graduate level counselor education for over 10 years.
Allan loved watching and playing sports. He was a lifelong Packer Backer and a huge Cleveland Indians fan. He also loved attending his kids and grandkids games and matches as he got older.
Married on July 4, 1971, Allan and Bunny were married for nearly 50 years. Bunny and Allan did everything together from playing Tennis, to going to shows and traveling the world. 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 had two sons, Brian and David, and two daughters-in-law that he loved as much as his own kids - Holly and Randi. Together they have 3 grandchildren, Aaron (9), Benji (8), and Jordyn (6).
Allan is survived by his brothers, Michael (Loraine) and Steven (Patti) Etzkin of Orlando. He's also survived by Susan Bilchick (Shay), Jimmy Bradley, Cindy Epstein (Ed), Greg Rubin (Melinda) and the rest of his loving extended family.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and private funeral will be held 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.