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Thursday Mar 24, 2016

Allen Richard Seletsky of Boston passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Mr. Seletsky was the proprietor of "the five Seventy market" in the South End, Allen was a graduate of Babson College and an entrepreneur of great vision and passion.

His business ventures included Bostonian Market, Light & Lovely, and Super Ads Marketing, among others. "The five Seventy market" was a cornerstone in the revitalization of Boston's South End, and a touchstone for the growing arts and theatre community. Allen's "the five Seventy market" was a pioneering force in bringing accessible, affordable, healthy, fresh and organic food to the community.

Prior to his move to the South End of Boston, Allen resided with his family in Chatham, NJ. At that time Allen served as a volunteer firefighter for the New Vernon Fire Department and as president of the community's Sunset Lake Association.

Allen was the devoted father of Andrew E. Seletsky, and a loving father figure for Annie Behre. Beloved son of Barbara Seletsky Kardon and her husband Irving Kardon, and the late Harvey Ellis Seletsky; dearest brother of Sandy Clark and Lynda Seletsky, and brother-in-law Paul Clark; fond uncle of Tanen and Logan Clark. Beloved partner of Emily O'Connell, Allen is also survived by Laurie Behre, mother of Andrew and Annie; he also leaves Jeffrey Wade for whom he was a life-long Big-Brother.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The American Heart Association https://www.heart.org, The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay http://www.bbbsmb.org or The Union Park Neighborhood Association http://www.upna.org/ P.O. Box 180750 Boston, MA 02118 (Please reference The Allen Seletsky Memorial Fund).

There will be a memorial service inside Union Park when the weather gets warmer.