Obituary: Joshua Allen, 37, Husband, Father and Educator

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Allen Family

Tragedy struck this weekend when West Orange resident and educator, Joshua Allen, passed away suddenly while at Camp Deeny Riback camp orientation, where he was preparing to welcome campers on Monday.

Josh, age 37, leaves behind his wife Jamie, daughter of South Orange resident and Village Trustee Howard Levison and his wife Karen Levison, and their 4-year-old daughter Rachel.

Josh was known as a devoted husband, doting father and passionate educator who taught math at the Link Community Charter School in Newark.

A GoFundMe page has been created to cover funeral costs and start a college fund for Rachel. To contribute, visit or and search for “Help the Allen Family.”

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