Sad News

Hi all,

I just received word of the passing of Allen
Beavers, 82, of West Hartford,

I\’ve asked his
family for a few words on Allen\’s \”coaster life\” (his
favorite coasters, parks, etc.). If you knew Allen, please feel free
to share
with me any words or stories you have for him. I\’d like
to get something in
time for the next issue of ACE News.

I\’ve attached a photo of him from the 2011 opening of Wooden


Rus Ozana
New England
Regional Representative
American Coaster Enthusiasts
_rozana@ACEonline.org_ (

National ACE address:
1100-H Brandywine Blvd
Zanesville, OH 43701-7303
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Allen Louis BEAVERS Jr.
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BEAVERS, Allen Louis Jr.

Louis Beavers Jr. of West Hartford, passed away on Thursday, May 31
at the age of 82. Allen was born on May 26, 1930 in Scranton, PA to his

proud parents Angeline and Allen Beavers. His family fondly
remembers Allen
for his zest for life, helping others, working on a
building project,
crisscrossing the country in his truck, driving
his motor patrol car, documenting
everything in photographs, and of
course riding roller coasters. We will
always remember his positive
outlook on life and his ability to make friends
wherever he went.
Allen graduated from Bliss Electrical School in
Washington, DC then
served in the US Army Security Agency during the_Korean War_
=124) after which he continued his education at Boston University
he received his Master\’s Degree. Allen was actively involved
with many
organizations including the Harford Lions Club, Masons,
DeMolay, Shriners,
Governors Tourism Council, ARVC, Camp Fire Girls
and more. Allen spent his
entire life caring for and giving to
others. His long career was devoted to
youth camps and recreational
camping. He was the Exec. Dir. of YMCA Camp
Jewell, President and
CEO of the CT Campground Owners Assoc., President of New
Camping Assoc. and spent years as a consultant to the camping
industry having a profound impact throughout the country. Allen was
predeceased by
his wife Cynthia whom he married in 1960. Allen is
survived by his
daughter Cyndi and her husband Roy Maston, his
granddaughters Alyssa, Bailee and
Shelby and his son Scott and wife
Patricia. They all love and will miss him
very much!
and friends will gather to honor and remember Allen\’s life on
Wednesday, June 6 at 11 a.m. for a Memorial Service at the West
Hartford United
Methodist Church, 1358 New Britain Ave. West
Hartford. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to Camp Jewell
YMCA, 6 Prock Hill Road, Colebrook, CT
06021-C/O Allen Beavers
Memorial Fund or Sphinx Shrine, PO Box 310157,
Newington, CT
06111-C/O Allen Beavers Memorial Fund.