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By David Williams, CNN
(CNN) A Pennsylvania restaurant owner says he’s been overwhelmed by the community support for his family after both his father and son died within about 36 hours of each other from Covid-19.
Alan Collins Jr. told CNN that his father, Alan Collins Sr., died on September 28 at a Pittsburgh hospital. His son Alan David Brown Sr. died the next day.
Collins said his son, who also lived in the Pittsburgh area, was just 35 and married with four children.
“He had a lot to live for, believe me, he was a great kid. He did so much for the public,” Collins said. “
He’s a good man. A very, very good father.”
Collins said his father and son don’t live in the same households and it was just coincidence that they got sick at around the same time.
He said his father was turning 72, but looked like he was in his 60s and was in great shape.
Collins said his father loved to fish and hunt and would go to casinos because “he loved to gamble, too.”
“He was a good man and he was very loved also,” Collins said. “Anybody who came in contact with he loved him. I’m still getting texts from people that he worked with and people that knew him over the years.”
His father had been vaccinated and recently got his third shot, but he’d also had a kidney transplant a few years ago, which Collins thought may have left him more vulnerable.
Collins said he’d just gotten home after his father died when he got a call from his daughter-in-law, who said she was taking his son to the hospital.
Brown’s family had also gotten Covid and he’d been sick for several days.
Brown had not yet been vaccinated and Collins said he was still deciding what to do.His son had to go on a ventilator and died the next day, said Collins, who has been vaccinated.
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