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BRILL--Allen. With great sadness, Tourneau mourns the passing and loss of our friend and colleague, Allen Brill, President and CEO of Rolex Watch USA. Allen was an exceptional leader, a distinguished gentleman and a true visionary, who will be profoundly missed. We extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Brill family during this most difficult time and to Allen's extended family at Rolex, including the countless associates and colleagues whose lives he touched.


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Published in New York Times on Nov. 29, 2010.
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November 25, 2020
You are very missed by all of us at the Alzheimer's Association Thank you for supporting us. Yasmin Aga Khan
November 26, 2019
Your flame burns brighter than ever...Thank you for continuing to be a guiding force in my life.
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Deborah Bertin
November 26, 2019
Dear Allen, you will always be on our heart. We miss you and will never forget you.
Silvia Rauch
November 25, 2019
Is it nine years already? I was just talking to a colleague about how Allen underwrote the building of a theater for the blind to perform in in Israel for Na LaGaat. Allen, your legacy lives on. You continue to be a role model to those who had the privilege to know you.
Jonathan Kenter
December 6, 2015
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I love you forever .
December 3, 2015
Dear Allen, I miss you and can't believe you are gone forever. You will always be in my heart.
December 2, 2015
I can't believe 5 years has passed. You were always a gentleman with a kind word or a silly joke. Continued prayers to his Family.
Janice Flanagam
April 1, 2015
Dear Allen,
Your flame glows as bright as ever. I miss you.
Deborah Joy
Deborah Bertin
October 15, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Silvia Rauch
October 13, 2014
Dear Mark and Mindy, thank you for keeping Allen's spirit alive. He was truly my rock and not a day goes by without thoughts of him.
Warm regards,
Deborah Joy
Deborah Bertin
August 21, 2013
I guess I was as close as any friend to Allen during our teen years. We went girl hunting together and I found my wife and Allen a girlfriend at the time. I lost touch with him and there are many unanswered questions. Alan went his own way and when I reached out to him in the mid 80's and the mid nineties our contacts only raised more questions.
I'm not surprised to read the many tributes for Allen and I'm not surprised about his achievements as lofty as they were.
I miss Allen even though it's been many years since we last spoke. He embodied a youthful charm and an adults sense of responsibility. He was a mench at the age of 12. I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who thinks they can fill in the gaps for me. clevitan22@comcast.net
Goodbye good friend.
Chuck Levitan
August 9, 2011
Dear Mark and Mindy,
Allen's passing came as such a shock. Just finding this today after being out of touch for awhile. Although we only met that one time at the Open, I feel as though I got to know both of you through Allen. I sit here so many months later at such a loss. Your family was his family. I pray that you have found peace and I know that your memories are cherished. I am so deeply sorry. I feel blessed to have had the wonderful, kind, caring Allen in my life.
Lisa Weber
April 16, 2011
I just heard the news and cannot express how sad my heart is. I knew Allen back in the late 80's when we met at the NASCAR events in Daytona Beach, FL sponsored by RUSA. Allen was a gentleman and super nice human being and will be missed by all of us.
Ronald Lee, Naples FL
March 31, 2011
Allen and I knew each other since 1953. my deepest sympathy to his mom and sister . words cannot convey the sadness I feel. rest in peace, my friend.
buddy spiegel
March 7, 2011
Marsha Zweben
January 11, 2011
My Deareset Allen,
You healed my heart and blessed my life - I will be forever grateful. A true patriot, gentleman, and sweet friend. I miss you dearly, and a piece of my heart will be with you always. Shalom - with love.

Sincere condolences to Mrs. Brill, Laura & family, and dear friends Mark & Mindy. He spoke of you often with such affection. I am so sorry for your loss. You remain in my thoughts & prayers.
Linda Clark
December 18, 2010
missing you my dear prince
December 17, 2010
To Allen's mother Ruth and his sister Laura and her family,

Allen was a great person and a tremendous success story. From the day my mother invited him to our house, I knew we would be friends forever. He was very special to my family-always praised the business lessons he learned from my father and he never forgot special occasions like Mrs. S's birthday and mothers day.
He will be sorely missed.

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you.
Sandra (Slarsky) Garrelick
December 16, 2010
The entire Newbauer Family from Kirk Jewelers in Miami, Fl. were so very sorry to hear of Allen's passing. It came as quite a shock to us all. We met Allen many years ago when he was our Sales Rep from Rolex. His dedication was always apparent, even at the beginning. We send our deepest condolences to both his family and his friends at Rolex.
December 9, 2010
1994 First American President RUSA
December 6, 2010
Allen was a generous, kind and caring person. Aside from his astute business sense, Allen was foremost a decent and wonderful human being. I had the pleasure and honor of knowing him for the past 35 years, and i never saw him miss an opportunity to help his fellow human beings. Allen spoke about his mother often and was a multi tasker professionally and personally. My condolences to his family. Allen will be missed.
Fred Lerner
December 3, 2010
I am deeply saddened at the loss of our leader Allen Brill. His caring and kindness for others will be missed.
Silvia Rauch
December 3, 2010
His Ruach and Neshomah have inspried us all......
December 2, 2010
The entire staff at Ford, Gittings and Kane Jewelers sends deepest condolences to the Brill and Rolex families. Allen was a gentleman and brilliant businessman. We were honored to meet him and to sell his treasured Rolexes.
Jan Fergerson
December 2, 2010
My heartfelt condolences to the Brill family. I was fortunate to have met and worked with Allen back in the early 80's at Rolex and I always had a special place in my heart for him. The news of his passing touches me very deeply. What a very sad time for all of the present and past Rolex family members. Warmest regards, Sherry Buckler Silinger
December 2, 2010
My condolences to the family and friends of Allen: I was a dealer[House of Clocks chain in Southeast] when he was with Bulova. I watched his progress over the years. He will be missed. Ken Spencer, Atlanta
December 2, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of Allen's death. He was a fine person, I knew him from working at Rone Regency Jewelers in Chattanooga TN. He was a sales rep with Rolex when I first met him. He was always so much fun to be around and kept us laughing. I haven't seen him in a number of years since he was promoted at Rolex. My love and prayers are with you the family.

God Bless
Pam Evans
Pam Evans
December 2, 2010
My condolences for your loss.
May the hope that God gives,
bring your family comfort.
Isaiah 26:19
Terri
December 1, 2010
i grew up with alan. i was very saddened to hear of his passing and would like to express my condolences to his mother and sister and extended family. marcia rothberg
marcia rothberg tannenbaum
December 1, 2010
Allen will be sorely missed at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington, KY. His enthusiasm for this equestrian event was joyful for all of us who put it on and worked with Rolex Watch U.S.A. each year. I will miss the mischievous twinkle in his eye and the fun he brought to the event. He made this year's Rolex Kentucky Event, my last as Event Director, so very special.
Jane Atkinson
December 1, 2010
My condolences and prayers go to the Brill Family and friends. I had the priviledge to work at Rolex for 5 1/2 years and Mr. Brill was always happy and full of positive energy. He had a great sence of humor and will be missed. Sincerely, Tara Pastrana - Ohio
December 1, 2010
I met Allen the day he was hired at Rolex, he was one of the best sales reps. In 1983 I had the pleasure to travel with him in Mobile, AL for a special promotion. Ever since then we had an excellent business relationship.
With great sorrow I extend my heartfelt sympathy.
Erich Lorenz
December 1, 2010
Sincere condolences to Alans family and the Rolex Family. Some 12 years Rolex terminated my 25 plus year relationship and Alan was a gentleman who allowed me to visit personaly with in in New York. Our industry truely lost a first class mensch and I am confident he will be missed by all that had the pleasure to know him.Louis Michelson
December 1, 2010
IN MEMORY OF MR.ALLEN BRILL
YOU WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED BY THE ROLEX FAMILY.
GREG
December 1, 2010
Allan Brill was a consumate gentleman and salesman. He will be well missed, and well remembered by his many friends, business contacts, and Rolex partners.
Thank you, Allan.
M.A. Q.
December 1, 2010
ALLEN WAS ALWAYS A JOY TO WATCH AT THE PEBBLE BEACH
CONCOURS, HIS DEVOTION TO AMERICA AND HIS COMPANY WERE
SUCH AN INSPIRATION, THE PHIL HILL FAMILY WILL MISS HIM. WE
ALL SEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY. SINCERELY,
ALMA HILL
ALMA HILL
December 1, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
P Sharpe ( Isaiah 12:2 )
December 1, 2010
Our Deepest condolences to Allen's family and all of his co-workers at Rolex. Allen was a brilliant leader and mentor. Thank you for all your guidance and advice to a young company starting out in the business.

Fana
Vik Jain
December 1, 2010
Deepest sympathies.
- A Rolex Fan
November 30, 2010
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Brill. We pray that his memory in everyone's lives that he touched will live on in a timeless fashion just like the Rolex watches which he represented so well.
From all of us at Antique Time.
Stan Hoffman
November 30, 2010
Allen was a man of passion, who truly believed in the best representation of the crown jewel in the world of Horology. Rolex
Watch company. He was a true leader who will be remembered.
Jason Lopez
November 30, 2010
Allen, going to work will never be the same. We miss your smiling face & are so shocked to hear the news of your passing. I know you are looking down on us now and guiding us every day as we continue to work and strive for the best at Rolex. I have spent 16 years working for Rolex and will miss you deeply. Rest in peace Allen and thank you for all that you have done for us all. xoxo
Paula
November 30, 2010
I have known Allen since he was our sales rep in Sarasota in the 1980's.My deepest sympathies to the" Rolex" family and Allen's family at this difficult time. Richard Bobbitt
November 30, 2010
Allen receiving Bing Crosby Tournament Sponsor Award from Met Golf Writers Assoc. in June 2009. (L-R) Jim Nantz, Allen, Arnold Palmer, Bruce Smith
Anyone who was lucky enough to have known Allen is beyond words right now. He was special, he was unique, he was a beloved member of the Rolex family.
He treated me in the highest regard. And I will never, ever, forget my time with him.
My deepest sympathy to Allen's family and friends.
Bruce Smith
November 30, 2010
A FRIEND HAS PASSED. I AM DEEPLY SADDEND BY HIS PASSING.
HREMAN BECK
November 30, 2010
A few years ago, while on an annual charity bike ride in Israel, Allen asked me to visit Nalaga'at in Yafo near Tel Aviv. Nalaga'at is an organization that employs blind, deaf and speech deprived people in two restaurants and a live theatre. The waiters in one restaurant are blind and dinner is served in total darkness. The waiters in the lighted restaurant are deaf. The actors are deaf and blind, often because of a genetic disorder called Usher syndrome, which results in acute deafness at birth, followed by gradual loss of vision. As a result, most are non-verbal, communicating only through touch. Yet they still manage to make extraordinary theatre. He remarked, "visit, you will be my eyes and ears."

I visited and caught the tail end of a show presented in the theatre entitled "Not By Bread Alone" followed by dinner in the lighted theatre with the executive director, Adina Tal. The show is internationally acclaimed and recently played in London. It was a defining moment for me and I highly recommend it for all.

By the way - Allen built that theatre and participated in many other philanthropic endeavors - all very quietly, without fanfare. That was the Allen I knew and admired. While I mourn his loss, I celebrate his life of achievement and generosity.
Jonathan Kenter
November 30, 2010
It is with great regret that we learned of the untimely death of Allen Brill. We send our sympathy to his family and the Rolex family.
Kranich Jewelers
Michael Kranich
November 30, 2010
I am saddened by loss of anyone so young. On behalf of all of us we wish repspect and condolances to the family.
Dan Lewis
November 30, 2010
We are deeply saddened at loss to our boss Allen Brill,Four Crowns watch Service center in Los Angeles he respected our new view for our service and as a teacher to us,we always look to him rock for Rolex family.
shant der boghosian
November 30, 2010
On behalf of Elite Traveler, we are all saddened by this news and would like to extend our condolences to Allen's family and his colleagues at Rolex.
Doug Gollan
November 30, 2010
On behalf of Keren Or, Jerusalem Center for Blind Children with Multiple Disabilities, we send our condolences to the Brill family on their loss. His legacy as a supporter of our charity and many others will be long-lasting.
Sarah Kochav
November 30, 2010
We are deeply saddened at the loss of our friend Allen Brill. He was inspiring, funny, caring, and a true patriot. We will cherish our fond memories of Allen. Our hearts go out to his family and all of his colleagues at Rolex, who grieve his absence. He was well respected in our industry and will be sorely missed!
Dan & Hope Wixon, Wixon Jewelers
November 29, 2010
Dear Allen,
You have been my confidant, my rock, my friend. I love you for ever.
Deborah Joy 123
deborah bertin
November 29, 2010
I retired from Rolex, NY some 20 years ago. Allen was a brilliant "rep" who grew with the firm,I spent some time on the road with him around Memphis.
I liked him a lot and I will miss him.
Bill Roisen
William Roisen
November 29, 2010
It is with great sorrow that we receive the news of the passing of this great gentleman. It was my honor to have known Allen.
He will be truly missed.
Spiros Birbas
November 29, 2010
It was with a great sense of loss when we heard of Allen’s passing. We know that he will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of all those who knew him. Allen was an extraordinary person in his professional and personal life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this most difficult time.
Jacob BenAri & Family
November 29, 2010
Allen,

You were a true father figure to those of us in the "Rolex family." You will be most sorely missed, and I will always cherish your kind words, generous spirit, and strength.
J. Bernstein
November 29, 2010
I have had the distinct honor of know ing and working for over 28 years with Allen at Rolex. Please know that he was an extraordinary individual whom I am proud to count as far more than a colleague but as a friend as well. He was a true patriot who touched so many in countless ways and will be sorely missed.
Bruce Schauer
November 29, 2010
My deepest condolences to Allen's famiy. I have known Allen since 1989, when my friend Mindy married his best friend Mark. He was a true mensch, a kind heart, and a good son.
Ila Kasofsky
November 29, 2010
I am greatly saddened by this terrible news. He was an honorable leader,
visionary and was always respected by his piers.
I always appreciated everything he did for me and my company. He will be dearly missed. My sympathies go out to the Brill family as well as the many colleagues he worked with at Rolex.

Joe Turchiarolo
(Mclean, Virginia)
November 29, 2010
Allen Brill was not just an exceptional business colleague; he was a dear personal friend to the London Jewelers Family. His integrity, philanthropic ways, caring and kindness for others and often humorous wit will be missed by us all. We are devastated by the loss of our extraordinary friend. He will be in our hearts forever. We extend our sincere condolences to Allen's family and to his Rolex friends and family.
Mark & Candy Udell & Family
November 29, 2010
The students and staff of the Helen Keller National Center extend our deepest condolences to the Brill family and the staff at Rolex. Allen was a kind, caring person whose generosity benefited countless people and he will be greatly missed. Joe McNulty (Sands Point, NY)
Joseph McNulty
November 29, 2010
ALLEN,

WE ARE SHOCKED BY YOUR LOSS!!!

WE WILL MISS YOU

JUDY, LES, AND TAYLOR AGISIM
November 29, 2010
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Robert Barry
November 29, 2010
Our deepest conolences to Allen's family and to all of his coworkers at Rolex. He was a brilliant and an extraordinary man who supported many charites with enormous generosity. His warmth and spirit will truley be missed. Yasmin (The Alzheimer's Association)
Yasmin
November 29, 2010
My deepest condolences to the Brill Family on the recent passing of Allen. He was a true gentleman and passionate businessman who I had the fortune of knowing over the past 15 years. He will be missed by many...
Frank Cimilluca
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