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ALLYN, David R.
David R. Allyn, age 93, of West Haven passed away November 21, 2012 at the VA Hospital in West Haven. Father of Stephen Allyn of Hastings, MN & daughter, Darby Marie Ryan of South Pasadena, CA. Beloved Cousins, Sadie Forte, Lisa Forte Benson and Bob Forte. Also survived by 5 grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters Laurina D'Angelo & Lucia Hardman & brother Matthew DeLella. David served in the US Army in the 1st Infantry Division during WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart. A professional pop-jazz singer all his life he sang with many bands including Boyd Raeburn, Count Basie & Stan Kenton & appeared on Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas & Today Shows. He wrote songs with Steve Allen and was a member of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers. He retired in 2010. The family would like to Thank The Veteran's Hospital, Dr. DeRosa, Dr. Spellman and all the amazing nurses and caregivers that so lovingly cared for David in his last few months.
Private arrangements are in care of the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. For online remembrances please visit www.westhavenfuneral.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 9, 2012
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