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Laurens Irving Allen

July 6, 1920June 23, 2020

Laurens “Larry” Allen, born Laurens Irving Israel, passed away on June 23, 2020, surrounded by his family and loving caregivers, two weeks shy of his 100th birthday. He is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Marjorie Martin Allen (Stamford, CT); his children Carolyn Bern (sp. Dr. Jeffrey Bern) and Dr. Andrew Allen; his grandchildren Aaron Bern (sp. Jessica), Anna Bern, and Sydney Allen; and his great grandsons Ethan and Jackson Bern. As part of the “Greatest Generation,” Larry was born in Bessemer, AL in 1920, growing up during the Great Depression. He was a World War II veteran, taking part in the Normandy Invasion on Omaha Beach. Upon returning from the War, Larry devoted his life to professional sports broadcasting as a respected producer and statistician for the New York Yankees alongside his brother Mel Allen, Voice of the Yankees. He additionally covered college and pro football. During the 1951 baseball season, he was play by play announcer for the Cleveland Indians. Due to COVID-19, Mr. Allen will be temporarily interred at Greenwood Cemetery on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 9:30 am in a private service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mel Allen Endowed Scholarship Fund, the University of Alabama, PO Box 870101, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, (205) 348-5370.


  • Mel Allen Endowed Scholarship Fund, the University of Alabama


  • Family Graveside Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020


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Rabbi Joshua Hammerman

June 26, 2020

So sorry to hear the news of Larry’s passing. I have vivid memories of conversations we had when he was up here in Stamford visiting Mel, or after Mel’s passing. My deepest sympathies and the sympathies of the entire Beth El community to the entire family.
Rabbi Joshua Hammerman

Marty Appel

June 24, 2020

I joined the Yankees PR department in 1968 and still am connected to the team to this day. Larry was a much beloved figure on the Yankee scene during the team's glory days of the '50s and '60s. His name was frequently mentioned by his brother during broadcasts. Those of us in Yankee Universe send condolences to the Allen family.


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