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J. Bradley Allen, 19; Greenwich Crew Member, College Freshman

Calling hours will be held Friday, Feb. 7, with the funeral scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8.

J. Bradley Allen. Legacy.com photo.
J. Bradley Allen. Legacy.com photo.

J. Bradley Allen, passed away Feb. 1, 2014 in Greenwich, where he resided with his family for 17 years. He was 19.

He was born Feb. 23, 1994, the son of Laurence and Michelle Allen.

Bradley was a student at Washington College in Chestertown, MD, and as an investment banking intern at NYPPEX, a private equity advisory firm.
 
At age 4, Bradley placed 1st for his age group and received a blue ribbon for the tractor pull event at an Iowa state fair. In rowing, as a member of Greenwich Crew, Bradley set the high school freshman record in 2009 for the 2,000 meter.

In hunting, Bradley and his twin brother, Tyler Allen, co-founded an upland bird hunting club and hosted friends to shoot clays and hunt pheasant, duck and quail in Hudson Valley, NY. As a guitarist, Bradley co-wrote and recorded several indie songs with friends from Greenwich at a New York City recording studio.

At Oxford Academy, an independent boarding school in Westbrook, CT, Bradley represented the school to prospective students, served as a dorm rep, read stories to children at local elementary schools, and graduated in 2013. 

Bradley looked forward to a career in private equity and enjoyed developing friendships, estimating target valuations for venture-backed private companies (of which, Twitter was a recent project) and supporting deal teams. 

For recreation, Bradley enjoyed boating in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), East Hampton and Montauk in New York, and locally from Cos Cob Harbor throughout Long Island Sound. He also enjoyed Vermont for snow skiing, fly fishing and its relaxed pace of life. 

He also was involved in community service. The day after Hurricane Sandy, Bradley and his father visited the Bowery Mission in downtown Manhattan to donate food and help serve dinners to the homeless. In 2009, at age 15, Bradley passed on attending summer camp and instead joined a 10-day mission trip to serve food at various homeless shelters, organize donations of shoes to be shipped to those in need worldwide, help local persons with AIDs in Memphis, TN with the Second Congregational Church. He also participated in family decisions regarding charitable gift allocations. One of his favorite areas of interest was purchasing artwork to help support living artists. 

Bradley was a youth member and received his Confirmation at the 2nd Congregational Church in Greenwich.

Bradley is survived by his parents, Laurence and Michelle Allen, his sister, Lauren Allen, and twin brother, Tyler Allen. 

In his memory these organizations have agreed to create annual awards: Greenwich Crew will launch an annual "J. Bradley Allen Award for Outstanding Freshman Leadership" and NYPPEX Holdings will launch an annual "J. Bradley Allen Award for Outstanding Company Spirit." 

The following organizations have agreed to create annual scholarships: Oxford Academy will launch an annual "J. Bradley Allen Scholarship and Award for Outstanding Leadership" and the Second Congregational Church will launch an annual "J. Bradley Allen Scholarship for Outstanding Youth Leadership."
 
Donations may be made to Oxford Academy, J Bradley Allen Scholarship, 1393 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498-1953 and the Second Congregational Church, J. Bradley Allen Scholarship, 139 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich CT 06830. 

Calling hours will be held at 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, at the Leo P.Gallagher Funeral Home, 31 Arch St., Greenwich. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. with a reception thereafter, Saturday, Feb. 8, at the 2nd Congregational Church, 139 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich.

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