Allan Savitsky, 90, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 30, 2016 at the Jewish Home of Fairfield, where he has been a long-time resident. He was born in Shelton, where he raised his four beloved daughters with his loving former wife of many years, Edith Johnson Savitsky, who predeceased him in January. After serving his country in the Navy in World War II, Allan returned to study at the University of Connecticut. He then went on to help run the family business, Wolf’s Feed Store, with his father, Wolf Savitsky and brothers Martin and Lewis. The business eventually expanded to Newtown, where Allan ran a thriving garden center as well as provided feed to surrounding farms. In addition to an outstanding career as a businessman, Allan served his community as a volunteer policeman. He was also active in the Jewish War Veterans and the Beth Israel Synagogue in Derby. Allan rose to the highest ranks of the Masons, an achievement he took great pride in. After many years as a single parent, Allan married Arlene Hechtman. They lived together in Bridgeport for many years. A man of incredible personal strength and character, Allan was the patriarch of a large, adoring family. He was the rock they could always lean on, no matter what they might face. Allan was predeceased by his mother, Rebecca, at a young age, by his father, Wolf Savitsky and his step-mother, Bella. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Martin Savitsky and Lewis Savitsky, and his sister, Leah Savitsky Rubin, as well as first wife Edith Johnson Savitsky and second wife Arlene Hechtman Savitsky. He is survived by his four loving daughters, Cheryl Izzo of Rowayton, Robin Levine of Glastonbury, Beth Hirshik of New York and Leslie Wolfson of Portland, Oregon, as well as their respective husbands, Frank, Martin, Larry and Robert. Allan had many grandchildren who all loved him greatly, including Jesse, Barbara, Jason, Michael, Alexander, Sydney and Molly. Funeral services were held at the Beth Israel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Allan’s name to the charity of one’s choice.


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