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Of Silver Spring, MD., died peacefully on May 29, 2014 at The Washington Home and Hospice in NW DC after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the son of Admiral Harold A. Houser and Vera Allen Houser and is survived by his two sons by a former marriage, Morgan Alexander of Silver Spring, MD. and Samuel Bradford of Mt. Airy, MD. His brother Bradford and sister Noradee Haak predeceased him and their children and grandchildren are among his survivors. A longtime employee of Ferris Baker Watts Co., Allen Houser was a well known jazz trumpeter whose groups played throughout the Washington area for many years. A jazz memorial will be held in his honor in the fall.

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Published in The Washington Post on Jun. 5, 2014.
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June 9, 2014
I worked with Allen many years ago. I enjoyed working with him and remember him fondly.
Mary Phillips
June 9, 2014
My Uncle Allen expressed his zest for life through his music, and like the Jazz he played and loved, he was an American original.
June 9, 2014
I worked with Al at IBM in the 70s. Always enjoyed his music. Rest in peace my friend.
Loretta Shields
June 5, 2014
Dear Karen,

We are so deeply sorry about the loss of Allen.

Our thoughts are with you.

Arlie and Bonnie
Arlie Schardt
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