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Danbury's recently retired City Planning Director has died.  Dennis Elpern passed away on Thursday morning at the age of 69. 


He held a Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning.  Elpern became Danbury Planning Director in 1988 and retired on November 1st. 


Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton says Elpern's ideas and their realization over 27 years as planning director will stand as his memorial for many years to come.  Some of his legacy includes designing the green and Elmwood Park.


Friends will be received Tuesday from 4 to 7pm at Green Funeral Home on Main Street in Danbury.  Interment will occur at a later date.  Contributions in Elpern's memory are being directed to Regional Hospice and and Home Care of Western Connecticut, and to the Danbury Land Trust.

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