In Memory

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05/29/14 08:00 AM #1    

Christine R. Adair (Hicks)

If ever there was a one-of-a-kind, it was Alan.  His voice alone could make me laugh, as it never went up or down, just monotone, with a wry, dry wit, accompanied by a trademark smirk on his face.  I knew him all through middle and high school, and we were friends.  He was a treasure, and a pleasure to work with even after high school on so many reunions.  And then there was his music.  I will never forget, at the pre-reunion, Friday night party in advance of our 40th reunion, him setting up microphones and plugs amid a tangle of wires - in my family room!  I never expected in my life to have a live rock band in my house...but there was "The House Band" - how apropos.

He and the band went on to play at the 40th, and his classmates got to see just how talented he was.  I took to the streets from time to time to find him, as well - at Music on Main in the village occasional Thursday nights in the summer, where he'd be performing in alleys between buildings.  I'd catch him at The Irishman, too.

Condolences to Alan's fairly new bride, his siblings, his kids, and family in general...and to his 'brothers' in The House Band.  The Class of '69 has lost one of its best - way too soon.  Rock on, Alan.

05/30/14 07:35 AM #2    

Jacqueline A. Worrell (Hitchcock)

Beautifully written. Such a tribute to a man of great worth.

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